Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, September 8

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The municipality of Isla Mujeres continues to report 168 positives with 11 deaths and 113 recovered.
      The state Geoportal for 9/7 reports 26 active cases by colonia as: La Gloria-6, Salina Chica-3, Caridad del Cobre-3, Guadallupana-3, Sac Bajo-2, Canotal-2, Ampl la Gloria-2, Miraflores-2,  Downtown-1, 23 de Noviembre-1, Talleres-1, and none on the mainland. 
On the national map for 9/7, the municipality reports 5 suspicious and 72 negatives (and 168 confirmed with 11 deaths)

VIDEO of the Director of ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone agency) in Isla Mujeres, Kerem Pinto Aguilar, with caption that says...With the state epidemiological light in the color yellow, the Isla Mujeres beaches reopened to the public with controlled access, at 60% of their capacity, in the Covid-19 pandemic, strict protocols must be respected to avoid infections.  She is explaining the semaforo at the entrance--when it is red, there is no space for more people, yellow-limited space available, green-space available. She also explains the rules, which are posted at the entrance, and the need to follow sanitary measures, which include respecting sanitary distance of 2.5 meters, limiting groups to no more than five people, visiting for no more than three hours, face masks are required, alcohol cannot be brought to the beach, and beach-goers should bring a degradable bag.

The Mayor will give his second annual "Informe" report about the work of the municipal government 2018-2021. "Reforestation at diverse areas of the municipality".
"Initiation of Public Transport in Isla Mujeres"


The color yellow at the state epidemiological light is not an invitation to go to the beaches

   For beach goers to enter, they must respect the regulations which prohibit the introduction and consumption of alcoholic beverages. With the implementation of the color yellow of the state epidemiological light and as part of the economic recovery in the New Normality from Covid-19, the beaches have reopened at 60% capacity, including North Beach, Playa Centro, and the Pet Friendly Beach. 

   This was announced by the Director of ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone agency) in Isla Mujeres, Keren Pinto Aguilar, who explained that signs have been installed at strategic locations listing the regulations, as well as signs showing the occupancy light, with green indicating space is available, yellow meaning medium accessibility, and no entry with red.
    She explained that this is being done to prevent a rebound in the positive cases of the disease, and patrols will be made along the beaches by ZOFEMAT, Civil Protection, Control (Fiscalizacion) and Public Security to keep an eye on compliance with the regulations.
     ′′Unlike other municipalities, our beach extension is small, that's why they have all been opened, however, we will adhere to the state epidemiological light, respecting the 60 %  capacity limitation on each beach. In the case of restaurants areas, each business will be responsible for ensuring that its capacity is not exceeded, as well as complying with safety and hygiene protocols for its customers," she said.
        She said that in this New Normality for the beaches, alcoholic beverages will not be allowed, the healthy distance of at least 2.5 meters should be respected, as well as respecting the various spaces defined for each person (or group), wearing face masks or shields, and using antibacterial gel. Also, groups of more than five people will not be allowed and they will have to pick up the trash they generate.
   She emphasized that the yellow color of the light is not an invitation to go to the beaches and those who do not need to be there should avoid visiting, to continue to control the spread of Coronavirus, especially those in the vulnerable category, such as children, pregnant women and elderly people. 

Adapting to the New Normality, your a cordially invited to watch the 2nd Municipal "Informe" 2018-2021 governmental report on September 14th at 11:00 hrs via Facebook Live.

Civil Protection's crew of lifeguards is working to make your return even safer. Responsibility is mutual, enjoy responsibly, respecting the signs & indicators.

Photo of the one of the signs at the beach entrances listing the rules which says:
 General Recommendations for those visiting the beaches in the Covid-19 contingency
-Stay home if you have symptoms.
-Verify that the beaches are open with available space.
-Use personal protection equipment (face masks or shields, sanitizing gel, and glasses).
-Cooperate with the safety/security on the beaches, follow the rules and recommendations of authorities.
-Plan your visit to the beach, taking extreme individual hygiene measures (Using one towel per person, clothing, clean swimming accessories, keep your hands clean and avoid touching your face).
-Maintain healthy distance and respect the spaces designated for each person.
-Don't share objects, toys, balls, or sun screen with other people.
-Don't stay at the beach longer than 3 hours, to avoid agglomerations.
-No groups of more than 5 people
-Use degradable plastic bags to collect the trash you generate, close it properly and throw it in the trash cans.
-Obey the instructions of personnel with ZOFEMAT, Fiscalizacion (Control), Civil Protection, Public Security and the National Guard.
-Pay special attention to the informative signs about Covid-19
-If you bring chairs, tables or loungers, sanitize them before entering the beach and when you leave. 
-Have a responsible attitude collaborating with the fulfillment of the protection measures appropriate to care for your health. 
 Beach Hours are 10a-5p

VIDEO of Playa Riito (in front of Mia)

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

The caption says....At the Community Hospital of Isla Mujeres we are here to serve you, come preserving the measures of Healthy Distance and wearing face masks, only the one patient will be allowed if they are an adult, or with a companion if the patient is underage, an older adult or with some disability. Note--Matutino=Morning  Vespertino=Evening/Afternoon

To consult a specialist, first you have an External Consult in which they will organize a consultation pass to schedule an appointment at the corresponding speciality. For X ray or Lab services, bring an order from your doctor. For free INSABI services, just tell the cashier and present a copy of your CURP or voter's card. Suggestions or Concerns-9981805652

VIDEO of beach-goers arriving at the beach by Buhos.   

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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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