COVID-19 Update (3/31/2020)
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Puerto Rico’s governor issued Executive Order (“EO”) 2020-023 in order to contain the crisis on the island. This first EO ordered an island-wide lockdown (and ordered all businesses to close) for a 15-day period, until March 30, 2020. On March 30th, the administration enacted EO 2020-029 extending the lockdown until April 12, 2020. During this period, our Judicial branch continues to work in limited fashion and the Legislative Assembly will remain on administrative recess until Monday, April 13. EDGE has taken aggressive internal measures including employee education programs on how to stay safe and healthy. We continue to assess this situation constantly. Our top priority in these difficult times is the safety of our employees, clients, family and friends, while continuing to provide efficient and results-oriented legal services.
EDGE was prepared, and has the technological infrastructure and safeguards in place to allow remote or virtual operations. Our lawyers continue to work remotely and access the firm’s servers while ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of email and legal documents. We also have taken steps to receive all office calls on our mobile devices. We are confident in our ability to seamlessly maintain effective virtual operations before resuming physical operations in our San Juan and Mayaguez offices after the lockdown expires on April 12, 2020.
For useful legal information, please visit our COVID-19 Resource Center.
We know these are difficult and uncertain times, but together, we will succeed.
The EDGE Legal Team