Sunday, September 13, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, September 13

  Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.
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    The municipality of Isla Mujeres reports two more cases of C-19 today for a total of 179 positives, with 12 deaths and 123 recovered.
   The state geoportal for 9/12 reports 17 active cases by colonia as Salina Chica-5, La Gloria-4, Caridad del Cobre-3, Guadalupana-2 Downtown-1, Ampl. la Gloria-1, Miraflores-1, and none on the mainland part of the municipality.
     On the national map for 9/12, the municipality reports 8 suspicious and 75 negatives (and 177 confirmed with 12 deaths).

 Today, Isla Mujeres is mourning the passing of Ruben Chavez Martinez, who touched so many lives and inspired so many people with his huge heart, tireless efforts to help others, and his kind, generous spirit. Condolences to his family and to his many friends.

95L is now Tropical Depression 20 and is not expected to come into the Caribbean.  The yellow area represents a Tropical Wave expected to move off the west coast of Africa mid-week, and to travel slowly westward over the far eastern tropical Atlantic, where it has a 20% chance of development in the next five days.

Car ferry schedule Sept 14-20th

Caption....We work to keep a green and healthy island, maintaining a good urban image.
Caption....We installed new street lights and provided maintenance to the public lighting all over Isla Mujeres to preserve its well-lit streets.
Caption: To take care of the health of islanders and visitors, sanitization filters (checkpoints) and temperature taking were installed to prevent the spread of covid-19.

Reopening Sports Facilities
     Subject to the guidelines and recommendations of the New Normality caused by the coronavirus, the ten sports spaces that have been certified by the government of Isla Mujeres will open on September 16, Monday thru Friday, 7:00a to 9:00a and 4:30p to 7:30p.  The municipal Director of the Department of Youth and Sports, Rubén Pérez Martín, said these are the Bicentennial Dome, the La Jaula Dome, the IEEA Dome, the Green Dome, the downtown Basketball Court, the Baseball field, the Softball field, the Skate Park, the Soccer Field, and the Fútbol Rápido field in Salina Chica. 
   The athletes and teams will be coordinated with Oswaldo Gonzalez Barredo, and a schedule will be assigned starting Wednesday, Sept. 16 because use will be limited with quotas, as part of the sports facilities certification guidelines from COFEPRIS (Federal Commission for Health Risks Protection).
    Athletes and users must adhere to certain guidelines, respect the schedules and follow the health sector's protocols including the use of face masks, antibacterial gel, implementation of healthy distance and avoiding physical contact.

VIDEO  Caption--We work as a team with the state government we reach the homes of Isla Mujeres with food aid, we remain committed to the well-being of the islanders. (The video shows delivery of boxes of food and the Mayor speaking & ends with "2nd Informe Isla Mujeres")

From Civil Protection.....The beaches in Isla Mujeres are now open with up to 60 % of their total capacity and respecting all COVID-19 prevention measures in this New Normality.
For us as Civil Protection, it is our duty to ensure your safety on our beaches.

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

VIDEO of PROFEPA inspectors on the Punta Sam dock checking the Whale Shark tour licensees. (The season has been extended until the end of the month.)


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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 
 After Sunset--Sept 2 at 7:42
  Sept 3      8:15 
 Sept 4      8:48
Sept 5       9:21
Sept 6       9:54
Sept 7     10:30

 Sunset  7:02-6:35pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:31-6:38am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Turtles continue nesting in September. They nest along the eastern beaches. 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.

Swimming with the whale sharks ends in mid-September. They congregate and feed on a 'buffet' of plankton and fish eggs from a type of tuna. Rays are also attracted to the feeding areas.  Photo by Tony Garcia

Wednesday, Sept. 16--Independence Day  (The Grito is read by the Mayor each year on the night of the 15th, which will presumably be done virtually this year.)

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
LINK to NHC   

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