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Puerto Rico state COVID-19 update provided by HMB Law Group

Posted: 06/23/20

As of June 12, 2020, Puerto Rican Governor Wanda Vazquez suspended almost all restrictions in Puerto Rico due to COVID-19, though social distancing is still required.  Puerto Rican courts require masks while on premises and encourage remote proceedings.  Puerto Rican foreclosure cases were stayed through May 30, 2020 (see link below), though the de facto effect is likely a stay through August 31, 2020, in keeping  with the moratorium placed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA and VA.

https://www.prd.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/Coronavirus%20-%20Order%20Staying%20Foreclosure%20Proceedings%20Until%20May%2030%202020%20-%20Docket%20No.%2011.pdf

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Puerto Rico state COVID-19 update provided by HMB Law Group

Posted: 05/22/20

On May 21, 2020, the Governor of Puerto Rico, Wanda Vazuez-Garced, extended lockdowns on the island through June 15, 2020.  The governor said the 7 pm curfew would continue, and most businesses, with restrictions, have been able to begin reopening as of May 26th, after submitting preparedness plans to the Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources.  Please see https://www.estado.pr.gov/en/executive-orders/, which is in Spanish. 

The United States District Court in Puerto Rico stayed all eviction and foreclosure cases until May 30, 2020.  Please see https://www.prd.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/20200319-USDCPR-20mc088.pdf.

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