According to the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), hospitals, area health centres, comprehensive health care, CAIS and Equipos Básicos de Atención Integral en Salud (EBAIS), throughout the country, will remain open to the end of the year.
Also, employers who are required to submit their planillas (returns) during this period may do so, as the areas Servicios al Trabajador y de Facturación Patronal y Registro de Información, will be working normally to meet the December billing.
The planilla is importante for workers to prove to their employers they are covered by the Caja. Some employers will not permit an employee on the job unless they have a current planilla.
For December 25th and January 1st, the CCSS says it will only provide emergency and hospitalization services.