Thursday, January 14, 2021

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, January 14


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.Our Northern Zone remains in Yellow status on the state epidemiological light next week, Jan 18-24, as does the rest of the state. Once again, the Governor reminds us to keep our guard up.


 On Jan 13, Isla Mujeres continued to report a total of 246 positives, 23 deaths, and six more recovered for a total of 206. 

Today, Isla Mujeres reports another case of C-19 for a total of 247, with 23 deaths and 206 recovered. The geoportal for 1/14 reports six active cases by colonia with 1 in La Gloria, 1 in Salina Grande, and 4 in Meteorologico. On the national map for 1/13, Isla Mujeres reports 182 suspicious and 150 negatives.


Information about C-19 testing for Isla Mujeres visitors! To board a plane TO the US, passengers will be required to present proof of a negative C-19 viral test administered in the previous 72 hours, starting Tues, Jan. 26. (OR passengers can present "Documentation of Recovery") While Canada requires a PCR test, the US also accepts the antigen test. There is a difference in speed, accuracy and price. From Dra Xhanat (who speaks English) it's 1550 pesos vs 3200p (~$82 vs $168usd). The graphic says the sample will be collected at your rental, with results from the antigen test in 12-24 hours and the PCR in 24 hours. Call (+52) 998 233 1054 to schedule an appointment.
The Centro Quimico lab on Juarez near Super Willly's also provides testing, with the antigen test priced at 1200p, ~7a-10a, appointment may be required, same day results may be available. Dra Greta Shorey isn't offering this service
Being vaccinated isn't an exemption.
Here's the CDC FAQ-LINK 

 What if you develop symptoms while visiting or test positive? Mexico's official Guest Assist site (there's an app also)--LINK 

Effects from Cold Front #23 have been minimal in our municipality and personnel with Civil Protection have been responding to any citizen reports and attending to any accumulations of water in low areas.

 From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres)

 The personnel with the municipal police department participated in a Zoom conference on Human Rights in Police Actuation" which included participation by the IMM, Municipal Women's Institute

 Uniforms were provided for state police officers, using protocols for the prevention of C-19

 Avoid manipulating your face mask, and if you do, wash your hands well or use antibacterial hand gel before (and after...editor). 

 TVisla Mujeres 

 TV Isla Mujeres reports that vaccines have not arrived yet to the Isla Mujeres Community Hospital, and the Director said they don't have a date yet. Yesterday, vaccines arrived by air to Cancun, Cozumel and Chetumal, and administration began today. During the first stage, personnel in the C-19 areas of the 20 IRAG (Serious Acute Respiratory Infection) hospitals in the state are scheduled to receive vaccines. This includes doctors, nursing staff, laboratory workers, chemists, orderlies & transport personnel, radiology techs, janitorial staff, ambulance personnel, medical assistants, food handlers, and social workers.

 TV Isla Mujeres reports that APIQROO, the state port authority, plans to restore the wooden dock at the Isla Mujeres Maritime Terminal as part of its public works and maintenance plans for port infrastructure in the state this year.


  For our guests, we can help arrange C-19 testing here at your rental, with results in 12-24 hours, to comply with the new CDC regulations requiring passengers boarding flights to the US to present a negative C-19 test result or "Documentation of Recovery". The antigen virus test is 1550 pesos (~$82usd)...or you can go to the lab & pay 1200 pesos. The PCR is 3200 pesos. They must be done within 72 hours of departure & vaccination isn't an exemption. This goes into effect Tuesday, Jan. 26.
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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 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

 Sunrise ~7:24

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

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