May 12. After sending a communication to explain the delay in the publication of the “elimination of the mask and mandatory vaccination against covid-19”, the regulations were finally made public having been published this Wednesday in La Gaceta, the Government Public Record, a requirement with which they enter into force.
Shortly after midnight, the Presidential Office informed that they decided to delay the publication “in order to make an additional analysis of these decrees.”
“The mask decree guarantees the autonomy of all Costa Ricans,” authorities explained. President Chaves Robles urges the population to exercise this freedom along with their good judgment to protect themselves and others.
Furthermore, “the decree on vaccination requests the National Vaccination Commission to demonstrate the scientific basis for public health decisions regarding mandatory vaccination, as well as that people who do not wish to be vaccinated should not be dismissed from their jobs,” the new government mentioned.
Although Chaves announced that he would eliminate the mandatory vaccination of public employees, the decree does not establish it, but rather urges all public institutions and the Costa Rican private sector not to impose termination of employment in cases of employees who do not have the covid-19 vaccination scheme, which currently consists of three doses.
Source: The Tico Times