While noting that people who become eligible will be insured until Sept. Citizens may apply for the benefits of the Government Health Plan through the website: www.
EOwhich will be effective until May 9, includes an extension of the nighttime curfew to 10 p. Meanwhile, retail and restaurant occupancy will continue at 50 percent capacity, as long as the six-foot spacing between tables is guaranteed. Retail and restaurant occupancy will continue at 50 percent capacity, as long as the six-foot spacing between tables is guaranteed. Furthermore, event planners must hand over safety protocols two weeks before the event considering Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC guidelines.
Meanwhile, Pierluisi said in a written statement that aside from the decree, starting Monday the government will expand the COVID vaccine campaign to every islander who is 16 years old and older. The EO also states that theaters may remain open at 30 percent capacity, subject to compliance with a protocol, but coliseums, activity centers, nightclubs and bars will not be allowed to open.
Schools will continue operating according to the community transmission analysis published by the island Health Department Surveillance System.
Likewise, the PCR polymerase chain reaction test requirement is maintained for travelers arriving on the island. Marinas remain open, but the new EO prohibits the rafting up or mooring of several vessels together. It also prohibits the crowding of people on beaches, rivers, spas, marinas, swimming pools and other bodies of water.
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The maritime transportation services for the offshore islands of Vieques and Culebra will continue to operate for residents and people who work in those municipalities. Likewise, the opening of maritime transportation services for tourists to both islands will continue to be in effect, unless their respective mayors declare otherwise. The EO lists the people and services excluded from the curfew, including gas stations and their distribution chains, but they will not be able to sell alcoholic beverages after 9 p.
According to the Health Department, this means that schools in those municipalities must adopt mechanisms to ensure twice-weekly COVID screening tests for teachers and staff members. Additional testing is advised if the student is presenting symptoms related to the coronavirus.
The contract, ed last summer, is currently in the front-end transition phase. The project will provide 50 jobs during the construction phase.
The facility will include an outdoor training yard, a learning lab and classrooms, administrative offices, and equipment and parking. Earl Duke Austin, CEO of Quanta Services, said students who graduate from one of several Quanta Services colleges go out to better jobs with good pay, comparing them to doctors.
That agreement would allow contract cancellation in the event PREPA does not complete the bankruptcy process in 18 months. Stensby said Quanta has unionized workers. Austin said he is pro-union.
Jorge Alfredo Rivera Segarra, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, on Thursday made available to island farm owners and administrators contact information for people who have called his office to express their interest in going to work on farms throughout Puerto Rico. University students, retired people, parttime workers, among others, have called our office and authorized us to give their information to potential employers.
The legislator added that those interested in earning money working on farms and who are receiving government income such as nutrition assistance or the government health plan will not see a reduction in their benefits. Two of the complaints were for violations of Articles 4. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 21 at 10 a. We expected that from the Speaker of the House, not from him.
Our conclusion is that the PDP has split, that its leadership is in question and he had to do this to please some sectors within that party, because, again, that is not the Dalmau that we all know.
Last night the president of. Instead of trying to obtain funds, the NPP government should manage the [efficient distribution] of the disbursement.
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The of deaths, however, continue to decline — potentially a that mass vaccinations are beginning to protect older Americans and other highly vulnerable populations. And two, we need to continue to accelerate our vaccination efforts and to take the individual responsibility to get vaccinated when we can.
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Ten months after his report, the plant has become a major headache for the team named by President Joe Biden to oversee the pandemic response. So far, the Food and Drug Administration has not certified the factory to distribute any doses for public use, and the agency is not expected to do so until it conducts a thorough review, which can take weeks.
COVID vaccine. AstraZeneca was expected to fulfill the majority of the global need, but safety concerns have upended those plans.
British officials said Wednesday that people under 30 should not take the. Between October and January, Emergent threw away five lots of the AstraZeneca vaccine — each the equivalent of 2 million to 3 million doses — because of contamination or suspected contamination, The Times reported Tuesday.
By giving Emergent a key role in its coronavirus response, the government was counting on the company to deliver on a promise made more than eight years earlier. But de Notaristefani wrote that Emergent had used the site primarily for smaller development projects. His report was based in part on a visit to the plant on June 4, as well as information provided by the company and conversations with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, the federal agency that awarded Emergent the manufacturing contract.
It is unclear what action, if any, the Trump administration took in response, or whether the Biden administration reviewed the findings before the recent problems arose. The San Juan Daily Star the company to manufacture at the required rate.
Emergent is a longtime federal contractor in the area of biodefense. That left the government with less money for. Though the original federal contract for the Baltimore plant required Emergent to demonstrate large-scale manufacturing of a pandemic influenza vaccine — envisioned by health officials as a pressure test of its abilities — Emergent had yet to do so, The Times reported Tuesday.
The company risked defaulting on the original deal, which had set a deadline of June Asked about the report Wednesday, the White House. In interviews with The Times, they cited crushing worklo and shortcuts taken to meet unrealistic timetables. Even so, the exsupervisors said, employees are overwhelmed, and some are often forced to work more than 70 hours a week.