Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook
** Or "Documentation of Recovery"
These are screenshots of US President Biden's Executive order's section on International Travel and here's a LINK to the order.
Below are screenshots from the Governor's weekly video update on Thursday evening, when he expressed particular concern about the upward trends in Isla Mujeres, Tulum and Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen). He talked about the importance of businesses enforcing & following C-19 prevention protocols and reminded residents to comply with prevention measures and to stay home as much as possible. He said in order to break the chains of contagion people must be responsible and take this seriously, or risk going into red and having closures.
The title is "New Cases Daily" and the top line says "Trends-Changes in the reference week". "Aumento de: means "Increase of". Our Zone enters Orange status on the state epidemiological light on Monday, with the update for Feb. 1-7 announced on Thursday. This will reduce capacities at hotels, restaurants & touristic services to 50% and beach capacity to 30%. There are six other municipalities in our Northern Zone, which say "Norte" at UL in the second graphic. The four municipalities of the Southern Zone remain in Yellow.
Explanation of "Color Change"--Our Northern Zone moves from Yellow to
Orange on the STATE epidemiological light on Monday, which reduces
capacities in hotels, restaurants & tourism services to 50% and
capacity on the beaches to 30%. Q Roo moved to Orange on the NATIONAL
light on the 18th, which doesn't directly affect touristic activities.
Both are in effect until Sunday, Jan 31. The state update is next
Thursday night, for Feb 1-7.
On Jan 21, Isla Mujeres continued to report a total of 256 cases of C-19 with 23 deaths and 206 recovered.
On Jan. 22, Isla Mujeres reported one more case for a total of 257 with 23 deaths and 207 recovered. The state geoportal reports 9 active cases by colonia for 1/21 as Downtown-1, Meteorologico-1, Salina Grande-2, 23 de Noviembre-4, and La Gloria-1.
On Jan 23, these statistics are unchanged. The state geoportal for 1/23 is unchanged. The national map for 1/22 reports 185 suspicious and 157 negatives.
The municipal government will be working at reducing mobility on Isla Mujeres to contain the propagation of Covid-19.
There is a FB video whose caption says--In Isla Mujeres, we aren't lowering our guard against Covid-19, the community and the government are working hand-in-hand to avoid contagion of the virus, taking care of our health, following hygiene measures. On the video, the captions say-- In Isla Mujeres we continue with prevention measures in response to Covid-19. Society and the government are working hand-in-hand fighting to avoid contagion. We're reinforcing prevention measures and promoting the use of face masks. We continue working for our future, taking care of ourselves and our tourists.
A workshop was held for police officers titled "The Police Function" /“La función policial” to strengthen the tools at hand in relation to their rights and duties for optimal performance of their service. The Director of Crime Prevention said these actions seek to strengthen the rule of law within and outside the police department and to guarantee the human rights of the island community. Flavio Carmona Valdivia said, ′′The legitimacy and efficiency of the actions of the police officers are critical to further promoting security, justice and human rights, which is why the police function is at the center of citizenry security." The official noted that the civil service of the officers primarily is aimed at maintaining peace and order in public places, ensuring respect for laws, and protecting citizens and their property from dangers and criminal acts.
In enclosed spaces and where there are many people, there is a higher likelihood of catching Covid-19, avoid meetings/get-togethers and take care of your health. The graphic says-Avoid gathering with friends.
Wearing face masks correctly and in public spaces helps reduce the spread of Covid-19, keep practicing hygiene measures and take care of your health.
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Full moon Jan 28 Thursday 6:40p
Jan 29 Friday at 7:41p
Jan 30 Saturday at 8:41p
Jan 31 Sunday at 9:40p
Feb 1 Monday at 10:39p
Sunset 6:21-6:37 (beginning vs end of month)
Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Holidays have featured online competitions and events.
Jan. 6 Dia de los Tres Reyes/Three Kings Day
The Thor Heyerdahl traveling school-sailboat normally visits in late January-early February with about three dozen high school students on board. Under the tutelage of the experienced crew, the students learn to work together, sailing and navigating, as well as receiving their normal lessons. They sail from Germany to the Caribbean, but it's very possibly suspended 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