Last Updated: 07/27/2021
Cases in the Dominican Republic have continued to fall from the 1,000 cases reported last month to an average of 556 per day as of July 18. So far, the country has fully inoculated 43.6% of its population of 10.5 million people, up from 24% in June. A curfew remains in place with differing hours on weekdays and weekends. The Dominican Republic is not requiring a negative COVID-19 test to enter the country, and the government is encouraging tourism in an effort to revive the economy.
Compassion centers in the Dominican Republic are all either doing distance only or meeting in small groups. As they work from home, staff members are providing spiritual and emotional support to families through home visits, phone calls, video calls and other virtual methods. They have also delivered more than 234,500 food packs and over 125,000 hygiene kits while complying with guidelines. They are also working with local doctors to facilitate telehealth calls with families and have helped provide medical support to nearly 17,000 individuals. Mentors and tutors are keeping in touch with children and youths through online meetings and social media.