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Agreement to reinforce sanitary measures for jellyfish fishing

Health filter to be installed at El Golfo de Santa Clara By José Antonio Pérez With jellyfish season starting up, it is important to take into consideration how fishermen will be facing COVID-19 and ways to avoid massive infections. Local 2nd District Representative, Lázaro Espinoza Mendívil, detailed having met with State Secretary of Health, Enrique […]

Trapped in Paradise Livestream Fundraiser 6.20

DJ Scott Kaos and the Steps Of Love Organization have teamed up once again for The Final Stretch. As restrictions in Puerto Peñasco begin to lift, and more locals are able to return to work, Steps of Love will be gradually scaling back on food distribution. Of the thousands of families they have been helping […]

Puerto Peñasco reaches 13 Covid-19 cases

By José Antonio Pérez As of last Saturday (June 13th), Puerto Peñasco reached a total of 13 confirmed Covid-19 cases.  This comes as Sonora itself was categorized for a second week in a row at the “red” maximum health risk level on the nation’s “risk alert stoplight.” Sonora Health Secretary Enrique Clausen Iberri insisted the […]

Governors in Mexico propose making tourism an essential activity

By José Antonio Pérez The proposal to deem tourism an essential activity in Mexico was presented at last week’s virtual meeting of the Executive Tourism Commission of the National Governors Conference (CANAGO), along with various members of the Federal cabinet, including Interior Secretary Olga Sánchez Cordero, Health Secretary Jorge Alcocer Varela, as well as Tourism […]

U.S. Embassy Mexico COVID-19 Update

Update: June 11. 2020    The number of confirmed and suspected cases of the novel coronavirus is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Tabasco, Aguascalientes, Baja California, and Sinaloa currently report the highest incidence rates of active cases (incidence rate is the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days).  […]

Unanimous Approval for Phase III Peñasco’s Reactivation Plan

Press Release.  June 9, 2020. The Municipal Health and Safety Board unanimously approved Phase III of the city’s “Peñasco Activates” program, to begin June 16th as planned.  This includes 70% capacity at resorts and condos, 40% capacity for hotels, and 100% available capacity for rental homes. Mayor Ernesto Kiko Munro thanked members of the Board […]

Puerto Peñasco hopes to welcome back visitors June 16th

Puerto Peñasco is anticipating welcoming back visitors as of June 16th, marking Phase III of the city’s plan to revive the local economy during the present coronavirus pandemic.  With 8 confirmed coronavirus cases in the municipality since April 22nd, at least 6 recoveries and 1 death, Puerto Peñasco authorities have been adamant about keeping the […]

Peñasco lifeguards prepared for return of tourists

By José Antonio Pérez Once the return of tourists to Puerto Peñasco is declared, a team of at least nine lifeguards are ready to set up positions across Puerto Peñasco’s generally busiest beaches, detailed Civil Protection Director and Fire Chief Francisco Javier Carrillo Ruiz. The local head of Civil Protection noted certified agency staff is […]

Puerto Peñasco and the “New Normal”

“Peñasco has done and will do everything in its power to keep Peñasco healthy”  – Mayor Kiko Munro 5.30.20 After nearly two months of shelter in place guidelines, on May 11th Puerto Peñasco officials unveiled their Phasing in proposal as to how to reopen the local economy.  A few days later (May 13th), the Federal […]

Planning ahead for reopening of beaches

By José Antonio Pérez Given the eventual reopening of Puerto Peñasco’s beaches, work is underway to develop a strategic plan to minimize health and ecological repercussions once this occurs, stated Luis César García González, local Director of the Federal Maritime Land Zone (ZOFEMAT). García González stressed a date has not yet been set for when […]

Puerto Peñasco provides return of residents prior to Phase III

On Monday morning, May 25th, Puerto Peñasco Municipal Health Coordinator, Dr. Oscar Castro Castro joined broadcaster José Antonio Pérez of La Reyna del Mar  to discuss steps underway that could pave a way for city residents to return to town sooner than originally forecast, though still under strict health protocols.  Dr. Castro emphasized such steps […]

Peñasco Civil Registry anticipates reopening in early June

By José Antonio Pérez The local Civil Registry office is tentatively planning to reopen on June 1st.  Until then, different procedures can be done online, and at the office only in emergency cases for death or birth certificates.  Furthermore, through the duration of the health alert due to Covid-19, marriage procedures and others that would […]

Pools to be tested prior to return of tourism in Puerto Peñasco

By José Antonio Pérez Given the eventual return of tourism to Puerto Peñasco (by Phase III of the city’s proposed plan), the Health Control Unit of the State Commission on Health Risks (Coesprisson) is scheduling to once again test area pools to prevent the presence of amoebas and other risks. Carlos Decina Torres, head of […]