Thursday, November 19, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, November 19

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 Today the municipality continues to report a total of 223 cases with 20 deaths and 188 recovered. This is the tenth day with no new reported cases (or deaths).
On the national map for 11/18, the municipality reports one more suspicious for a total of 149 suspicious and still reports 115 negatives. The Geoportal hasn't been updated since 11/17, which I've reported twice (one active case in Salina Chica).
The update for the state epidemiological light for Nov 23-29 will be announced around 9p tonight, when I'll add it here. 

Update....The Northern Zone remains in Yellow for Nov 23-29, and the Governor said the Contagion Rate has decreased significantly from 0.98 to 0.87 which puts us on the track for the color Green on the epidemiological light, but this will require maintaining good habits of wearing face masks, maintaining healthy distancing and frequent hand washing, as well as avoiding agglomerations and social events and following protocols in businesses. He has previously explained that the limit for green is 0.5 and the limit for orange is 1.0.  The region Sur also remains in Yellow. 



The NHC has downgraded that system to a 0% chance of development in 2 or 5 days. The broad area of low pressure with associated showers & thunderstorms may cause locally heavy rains & possible flooding in parts of Central America and northern Colombia during the next few days.
The second graphic is forecasting the winds in kph and the other predicts wave height and direction. Today's forecast is for occasional strong rains, temperate temperatures, cloudy skies and E-NE winds at 15-30kph. I just shot that photo from Maravilla Caribe Bed & Beach at 1:30p-it's windy with impressive breakers & pleasant temps.


The Co-president of the Isla Diabetes Clinic group, Geovanny Avalos explained that due to the pandemic, the program has changed its format. Since March, their work has continued via home-visits, respecting preventative measures. Recently, they've been taking online appointments to visit their new office near the basketball court in colonia Meteorológica. This free program, started by group chairwoman Karen Rosenberg twelve years ago, will continue to serve the diabetic community by providing free glucometers, testing materials, and nutritional education one-on-one. The annual clinic wasn't held this year. LINK  VIDEO   (Photo credit to IM Noticias--screenshot from their video of Geovanny).

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 From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres)

 The City has published the nebulization schedules on social media. The City General Secretary said they are working in coordination with the State Health Department of Jurisdiction #2, who provides this service for our municipality. In order for this work to be most effective, residents should open doors and windows when the vector personnel are spraying so that the material penetrates homes where the Aedes Aegypti mosquito frequently lives. She said it is necessary to avoid breeding grounds in homes, patios, yards and roofs by keeping them clean.



 Follow the recommendations of the volunteers of the Program of Participating Liaisons--"Yellow Caps". Maintain Healthy Distance in Public Spaces & Wear Face Masks--Help us reduce the propagation of Covid-19. The caption notes that these volunteers are located at various points on Isla Mujeres providing information to the public about taking care to prevent C-19 infections.

 Let's end violence against women, girls and adolescents.

As part of the municipal program seeking to eliminate violence against women, "Isla Mujeres Contigo", residents are encouraged to use the phone numbers 998 441 1229, 911 and 089 for complaints against abuse of women. In coordination with the IMM (Municipal Women's Institute) and SIPINNA (System for the Comprehensive Protection of Children and Adolescents), these phone numbers being promoted on social media and via the distribution of flyers. 


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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe,  Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery.  Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.
Full moon rising over the Caribbean 


Full moon rose Oct. 31-6:30p 

Nov 1-Sunday at 7:07p

Nov 2-Monday at 7:46p

Nov 3 Tuesday at 8:30p

Nov 4 Wednesday at 9:18p

Nov 5 Thursday at 10:10p

Nov 6 Friday at 11:06p

 Sunrise 6:50-7:07 (beginning vs end of month)

Sunset 6:10-6:04

Turtles continue hatching out at the Tortugranja in November

The mamas nest along the eastern beaches from May thru October. Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in the sand in a pen outside the facility. Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres, Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills.  Photos of nest hatching out at MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach, that was missed by the Tortugranja patrols, by Bruce.






 Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Holidays have featured online competitions and events.

 Nov. 1-2--Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead

Nov. 9-20--Buen Fin (Sales)

Thursday, Nov. 12--Postal Workers Day El Día del Cartero y del Empleado Postal

Monday, Nov. 16-- Día de la Revolución Day off (Long weekend) Offices close.

Friday, Nov. 20--Día de la Revolución

 Nov. 16-17--Leonid meteor shower, without moon interference this year. Beginning after midnight and peaking before dawn.

 Thursday, Nov. 26--Normally celebrations for Isla's Patron Saint would begin and continue thru her day, December 8, but this year public celebrations have been suspended due to C-19. 

Monday, Nov. 30--Official end of Hurricane season

Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres


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