03 March 2020 – Central Operations Control Center activated and health sector working groups coordinated in Costa Rica

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health and the Costa Rican social security system (CCSS)

Overview: Different health sector working groups were activated. The Costa Rican social security system (CCSS) activated the Operations Control Center at the central level, made up of professionals from different disciplines and management, who have been reviewing and updating the guidelines, procedures, as well as defining the agency. The Ministry of Health convened the Health Sector Table attached to the National Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Care (CNE), integrated by the CCSS, Red Cross, the National Animal Health Service (Senasa), 9-1-1 and the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AYA).
Full details here: https://www.presidencia.go.cr/comunicados/2020/03/autoridades-de-salud-solicitan-extremar-medidas-ante-llegada-del-nuevo-coronavirus-al-pais/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The National Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Management