Puerto Rico to lift mask mandate as COVID-19 cases ease

Puerto Rico lifts mask mandates. Is this decision in favor of the people or general health? In addition, starting March 10, domestic travelers will no longer have to present proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test or fill out a currently required form.

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor announced Monday that he is ending a requirement for mask use indoors for the second time since the pandemic began as the number of cases and hospitalizations ease.

The change will take effect Thursday with a few exceptions. Face masks will still be required in health facilities and nursing homes.

In addition, starting March 10, domestic travelers will no longer have to present proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test or fill out a currently required form.

Gov. Pedro Pierluisi also will lift all capacity restrictions at public and private businesses and said proof of vaccination to enter will no longer be required. He added that vaccination requirements for people including public school students, restaurant employees and health workers will be lifted.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-health-pandemics-puerto-rico-pedro-pierluisi-896e92b5d2a69af38cff41427c784d86

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020 file photo, Pedro Pierluisi, then gubernatorial candidate with the New Progressive Party, PNP, arrives at Vivo Beach Club to celebrate a slim lead of the pro-statehood party in the Puerto Rican general elections, in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Gov. Pierluisi, said on Monday, March 7, 2022, that he is ending the requirement for mask use indoors for the second time since the pandemic began as cases and hospitalizations ease. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)

FILE – In this Nov. 3, 2020 file photo, Pedro Pierluisi, then gubernatorial candidate with the New Progressive Party, PNP, arrives at Vivo Beach Club to celebrate a slim lead of the pro-statehood party in the Puerto Rican general elections, in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Gov. Pierluisi, said on Monday, March 7, 2022, that he is ending the requirement for mask use indoors for the second time since the pandemic began as cases and hospitalizations ease. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)

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