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This afternoon (Thursday) ....It's been quite a while since one of the Isla Mujeres neighborhoods made the state's weekly Top Ten of colonias with highest number of Active Cases, but colonia La Gloria was #8 for last week, Jan 2-8, with 11 active cases (and growing).
Boosters for local educational personnel will be administered Monday, Jan 17 from 8a to 6p at the Naval Club. Residents who are age 40-59 can register for their booster on the mivacuna site. (Dates TBA). #3 is a graphic from the governor about mask efficacy.
Carnaval 2022 will be cancelled due to the accelerated upturn of positive cases of Covid-19 around the world and the government's mandate to take care of the people. in order to avoid exposing the inhabitants and tourists who visit during those dates to enjoy the celebration. The municipal Secretary General, Hugo Sanchez Montalvo, urged everyone not to lower their guard and to continue with the sanitary measures and recommendations made by the state Secretary of Health.
Jan 11 During the first 100 days of this municipal administration, sports areas were cleaned and 'rescued', which included the fútbol rápido soccer field in colonia Salinas and adding hoops to the La Jaula basketball court. The Plaza Bicentenario in colonia La Gloria is undergoing renovation, which is 80% complete, according to the municipal Director of Sports and Recreation, Marco Antonio Preciado Islas. He noted that with the state's epidemiological status in Yellow now, sports activities are suspended to avoid spreading C-19 among the populace, especially the young people who use these sports fields and courts.
It looks like the municipal government is going to start charging for residential trash collection at a rate of one peso per day, with a 10% discount if paid in a single payment during January thru March. (365 pesos minus 10% is 328.5 pesos/yr. That's ~$17usd, which is ~$1.45/mo. Businesses pay a higher rate, based on their type and size.)
Jan. 11--As of Friday, 142 lobster fishermen-divers have been treated in the decompression chamber, with one death, since the season began on July 1st. There are six weeks remaining to the lobster-catching season, which ends Feb. 28th.
An article by Cambio22 reports that the stolen boat that brought eight
Cuban refugees to Isla Mujeres in December has been destroyed by the
sea. The boat "Albacora" was owned by Cuban fishermen Josmer Castellanos
Alvarez, who said it was taken without his permission. The eight
Cubans, who included one pregnant woman, were arrested by municipal
police who turned them over to Naval personnel until they were taken into custody by Immigration officials.
Today the state Semaforo entered Yellow status, causing SEFIPLAN to modify the sales hours for alcoholic beverages. Restaurants may sell them during regular hours of 10a to 11p Monday thru Sunday, and those with permits for extra hours may also sell from 11p to 1a. Stores selling package liquor, such as convenience stores, grocery stores and minisupers may sell alcohol Monday thru Saturday from 9a to 10p and those with permits for extra hours may also sell from 10p to midnight. On Sundays, stores may sell during the regular hours of 9a to 5p. Bars, nightclubs discos and cantinas are closed in Yellow.
Jan. 10 The Governor advises Quintanarroenses that tomorrow/Tuesday Cold Front #21 will be causing rain, wind, lightning, and lower temperatures around the state. The squiggles in our area indicate wind, while the circles indicate more rain is expected in the southern part of the state & Peninsula
Isla Mujeres al Momento reports a total of 16 employees tested positive during the first week of 2022 at the Isla Mujeres Community Hospital, including nurses, doctors and administrators. The document is from the hospital Director, requiring a checkpoint for hospital staff at the building entrance to detect anyone with symptoms, who will be given a PCR test.
Jan. 8 Today, tomorrow & Monday, teens 15-17 can receive their second Pfizer vaccine. On Wed., Jan 12, first doses of Pfizer C-19 vaccine will be administered to those turning 15 in 2022.
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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.
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 US National Hurricane Center