I, Juan E. Segarra, USCCI #06-067/translator, certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate
translation, to the best of my abilities, of the document in Spanish which I have seen.
operations. On April 7, 2020, Administrative Bulletin OE-2020-032
was issued to establish more aggressive measures intended to
flatten the curve of COVID-19’s spread in our Island. On April 12,
2020, Administrative Bulletin OE-2020-033 was issued in order to
extend the measures implemented to control the spread of
COVID-19 in Puerto Rico, including an extension to the lockdown
and the necessary temporary closures. Said Executive Order was
extended to be effective until May 3, 2020.
Also, in order to address the health emergency that Puerto Rico
is facing, Administrative Bulletin OE-2020-026 (OE-2020-026)
was issued, which created an Executive Medical Advisory Task
Force “Medical Task Force” in charge of collaborating with the
Department of Health to develop and implement studies,
research, and strategic plans concerning how to best manage the
COVID-19 emergency. Said Medical Task Force was also
created to advise and assist the Governor of Puerto Rico and the
Secretary of Health in the decision-making process regarding
public health and other matters related to this emergency. Both,
the physicians that make up the Medical Task Force and the
Secretary of Health, have recommended extending the measures
taken by the Governor to contain the spread of COVID-19 for an
additional period, subject to certain modifications.
On March 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s
Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency published a
document titled, “Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure
Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in
COVID-19 Response,” (“The Guide”). Throughout this Guide, the
suggested parameters where established to help state and local
government determine which activities, businesses, jobs, and
industries can be considered necessary in the context of the
emergency caused by COVID-19.
The aforementioned Guide was also issued in order to assist
public officials in their role of protecting the community while
ensuring the continuation of services that are critical to public
health and safety and economic security.
The Guide provides that the determinations over what constitutes
an essential business or activity are not definitive, but rather that
public health considerations linked to specific concerns related to
COVID-19 in each jurisdiction should be taken into account.