UPR goes on recess due to tropical storm

By The Star Staff

The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) went on academic and administrative recess on Tuesday, starting at noon, throughout the university system, after a potential tropical cyclone warning for Puerto Rico was issued by the National Hurricane Center.

“Responsibly, I have declared an academic and administrative recess starting at 12 noon so that our university community can prepare for the approach of an atmospheric phenomenon,” said the UPR interim president, Mayra Olavarría Cruz, in a letter to the university community. “In addition, I have instructed the 11 chancellors to take the necessary security measures to protect institutional property at the campuses and units.”

The official urged the university community to stay informed through the media and the bulletins from the National Meteorology Center in San Juan to keep up on the possible storm’s trajectory.

She also urged all members of the UPR community “to remain calm and prepare to face the hurricane season.”

“It is important that during a tropical storm warning, citizens do not lower their guard regarding physical safety measures and, in addition, prevention measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the context of the pandemic,” Olavarría Cruz said.

The restart of work and classes will be announced through the UPR’s digital platforms and by email, the official said.

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