The Puerto Peñasco Municipal Health & Safety Advisory Board, meeting via video conference on July 28th as a precautionary health measure, approved phase 6 of the city’s reactivation plan.
In a July 30th press release, Puerto Peñasco mayor Ernesto Kiko Munro called for joint responsibility from all establishments entrusted with helping to restart the economy, as well as from the people of Puerto Peñasco, as community participation is fundamental to the fight against Covid-19.
In addition to the gradual reopening of beaches on Aug. 1st, Phase 6 includes:
As of Aug. 1st
Beach hours: Exercise (walking, running along beach) 6 am – 8 am & 5 pm – 7 pm / General recreation 8 am – 7 pm. Maximum 10 people in groups / Maximum 5 people under tents/shades. No glass bottles. Bag to remove trash. Use of masks mandatory when going to beach and interaction with vendors. (Check more details at: Peñasco’s plan to reopen beaches Aug. 1st)
Health filter & random rapid testing at entry (Only entry remains on Peñasco-Sonoyta highway, just south of bridge – till further notice)
- For every 5th car entering through the health filter, rapid test to be administered to one person in vehicle (random selection) NOTE: Excluding Puerto Peñasco residents who reside or work outside the health filter and enter frequently
- 10% of reservations at each hotel and condominium resort to be given random rapid test, once entry and lodging details confirmed at Health Filter. (Check signs when nearing Health Filter in order to pick appropriate lane)
- Tests administered by Red Cross staff and may have a cost of approximately 700 pesos (please plan to pay with card)
- Sanitary tunnel moved to main beach area of Playa Hermosa (not in place on highway)
Hotel / Motel / Resort capacity
- Hotels & Motels may operate to 60% of capacity
- Resorts, villas and similar properties can operate to 80% of capacity
Proposals for Aug. 15th
Reopening of movie theaters @ 25% capacity, preferably with pre-sale of tickets via apps or electronic means
Additional proposals include reopening liquor stores “Expendios”, as well as extending hours at restaurant/restaurant-bars to 10 p.m., both following prior authorization of State Alcohol Board.
As has been the case since May, all establishments planning to reopen in the city must have signed Letter of Commitment (from Municipal Economic Development Office), undergo a training course with the Civil Protection Office, and incorporate health and hygiene protocols including social distancing, use of antibacterial gel, gloves, and masks, among other measures.