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Governor grants Holy Thursday as a free day for executive branch workers

Gov. Pedro Pierluisi

By The Star Staff

Gov. Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia announced on Tuesday that he has granted executive branch employees leave next Thursday, April 14, of Holy Week, which will be charged to vacation leave.

“Our government employees go the extra mile for Puerto Rico every day, for which I have granted Thursday, April 14, to be charged to vacation leave,” the governor said in a written statement. “This way they will be able to spend more time with their loved ones on those days during Holy Week.”

An increase in visits to island beaches is expected during Holy Week.

With regard to the possibility of islanders flocking to the beaches next week, the Department of Health noted in its COVID-19 report Tuesday that the coronavirus positivity rate reached 8.38 percent.

“I urge everyone to continue maintaining the measures to counteract the spread of COVID-19, taking the opportunity to reflect and rest during Holy Week,” the governor said.

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