Puerto Rico COVID-19 Update Executive Order 2021-075
By: Alicia Lamboy, Esq.
November 16, 2021
On November 15, 2021, the Governor of Puerto Rico, Hon. Pedro R. Pierluisi, issued Executive Order 2021-075 (the “Order”) grouping all current provisions related to the COVID-19 emergency, including: mandatory quarantine and isolation; individual cautionary measures; requirements for large events including occupation limits if no evidence of vaccination is required; mandatory vaccination for government employees/contractors, education services, health sector, food industry, hotels, convenience stores in gas stations, and childcare centers.
The Order is also extending COVID-19 vaccinations to all employees working in the private sector for employers with fifty (50) or more employees not covered by any of the previous mandates. Newly covered employees have fifteen (15) days, until November 30, 2021, to provide their employers with evidence of the commencement of the vaccination process. In addition, employees will have forty-five (45) days, until December 30, 2021, to certify to their employers the completion of the vaccination process. Employees can also provide weekly COVID-19 test results or a positive result of a COVID-19 test performed within the last three months.
The Order also encourages employers with less than fifty (50) employees to require evidence of vaccination, weekly COVID-19 test results, or positive test result performed with within the last three months.
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