• The new Governor announced on January 5 that he will reopen many businesses, eliminate a Sunday lockdown, and shorten a curfew that has been in place since the pandemic began to control the number of COVID-19 cases. Puerto Rico did not, however, change the closure of bars, but restaurants may operate at a capacity of 50%. This order remains in effect.
  • As of December 7, the Governor gave a new executive order mandating that businesses must end all alcohol sales by 10 pm, except on the weekends in which alcohol must be served with food at a dining table. Although restaurants must decrease their operating capacity to 25%, the lockdown will be lifted for 24 hours on Sundays which permits them to operate at 50%. This order is set to expire on January 7.
  • On October 16, the Governor eased restrictions on restaurants allowing up to 50% indoor dining capacity. The territory is still expected to adhere to social distancing and sanitation guidelines.
  • As of June 15, 2020, the territory lifted nearly all of its coronavirus restrictions, allowing businesses to operate seven days a week with restaurants able to be filled to 25 percent capacity.