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San Juan Mayor Extends Social Distancing Measure for 2 More Weeks

By on March 25, 2020

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz (Screen capture of www.twitter.com)

All cultural, sports and educational activities canceled until April 12

SAN JUAN – Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz announced Wednesday that as part of the measures to protect citizens against COVID-19, all cultural, sports and educational activities are canceled until Sunday, April 12.

“After phone discussions with several doctors who are infection specialist, I have determined that for the next two weeks, no cultural, sports or educational activities will be held in the facilities of the Municipality of San Juan. This includes the total closure of the Tapia Theater, the Sports Complex, the Hiram Bithorn [Stadium], the Roberto Clemente Coliseum, the Luis Muñoz Marín Park, and all sports facilities, among these, the 39 sports training centers and the Cangrejitos. We know the impact that these measures have, but it is much more important to save lives and minimize the contagion curve in Puerto Rico,” the mayor said.

The tourist information offices in Old San Juan and the Tourism Office in the Mayor’s Office will remain closed until April 12, she added. Also, Casa Rosada and the tourist information kiosk in the Plaza de La Barandilla.

“For the safety of our school community, I am also suspending all educational activities in San Juan. This means that the: 7 Early Head Start, 70 Head Start, the 3 Specialized Schools of the Municipality of San Juan and the Colegio Universitario…. All these facilities will be closed. However, in the case of the three specialized schools, we have already started to give assignments through the internet and we will continue to do distance education,” Cruz said.

“I know this is a tough decision and I am not oblivious to the impact it will have on the people of San Juan. But it is essential that we do everything possible to protect ourselves, to combat the spread of this virus so the time comes when we can hug. Working together, that day will return,” she concluded.

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