Monday, February 22, 2021

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, February 22

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 On February 21st, Isla Mujeres continued to report a total of 274 cases of C-19 with 25 deaths and 227 recovered. The state geoportal  for February 21st continues to report 6 active cases in Isla Mujeres as: Meteorologcio-3, Salina Grande-1, Amp la Gloria-1, and colonia 006-1.


On Saturday evening, the government announced the arrival of 2010 vaccines against C-19, whose administration began Sunday, with plans to vaccinate approximately 500 senior residents 60+ daily at the Community Hospital.(We were given the AstraZeneca vaccine and an appointment in two months.)

 From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres)

 Approximately 500 residents will be vaccinated daily over four days, and the citizenry is asked to remain calm and orderly, to avoid conglomerations and to maintain health protocols against Covid-19 at all times. There are a total of 2010 doses for adults 60 and older. Those who requires assistance are asked to bring just one companion, to avoid conglomerations. More vaccines will be received to cover the vulnerable population in accordance with the national plan against C-19.

The Ayuntamiento reports--The City is assisting the Secretaria de Bienestar and the military with the vaccination process in Isla Mujeres. Residents are asked to comply with health protocols. 

   To avoid conglomerations and facilitate the process of vaccination against Covid-19 to residents 60 and older, personnel with the Secretaria de Bienestar will give out 500 chits to receive the vaccine on Monday, February 22, starting at 7:30 am. Vaccine administration will continue on Monday at the Community Hospital, however priority will be given to senior with evident disabilities (wheelchair, walker, cane, etc), and elderly-ness is a priority over time of arrival (an 80 year-old has higher priority than a 60 year-old).

 It is important that the citizenry maintain order; all adults 60 and older will receive the vaccine according to the national vaccination plan, however priority must be given to the elderly. It is of utmost importance that those who can fend for themselves go alone, and that those who need help only go with one companion, so that people don't conglomerate. Although the vaccine has arrived, we must continue with protocols against the disease. 

 With the aim of improving the quality of tourism services offered in Isla Mujeres, the Secretary of Tourism of the State of Quintana Roo (SEDETUR), in conjunction with the municipal government, will conduct free training courses February 23-March 17 for tourism service providers. Topics include tourist culture, national tourism registration, presentation of programs of quality business-ship and tourism rules, at least four courses of just over six hours in total. The director of Pueblos Magicos,
Patricia Yaniré Punab Medina, encouraged all tourism service provides to sign up including owners, administrators, accountants, quality managers,and  sustainability managers with the goal of improving services in Isla Mujeres so that tourists want to stay more days and to return.

 La Tertulia 

  Fortunately, no one was injured when strong winds blew a tower off the roof of the taxi union building downtown around 6p Saturday. Three cabs in the waiting area behind the building were damaged, whose drivers weren't in their vehicles. The incident was attributed to corrosion of the structure from the salty environment and a lack of maintenance, with the toppling triggered by the winds. A response from their insurer is anticipated. Screenshot from La Tertulia's video which is HERE.   

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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, 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 Feb 27 Saturday at 7:27p

Feb 28 Sunday at 8:28p

March 1 Monday  at 9:29p

March 2 Tuesday at 10:31p

March 3 Wednesday at 11;33p

Sunset 6:37-6:51(beginning vs end of month)

 Sunrise 7:24-7:08


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

Mon. Feb. 1 Day off for Día de la Constitución (Constitution Day) 

Tue. Feb 2 Dia de Candelaria

Carnaval has been cancelled which would have been Feb 12-16.

Sun. Feb 14 Dia de Amor y Amistad (Valentine's Day) 

Wed. Feb 24 Dia de la Bandera (Flag Day)

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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