Peñasco moves on to Phase 7 of reopening plans

Members of the Municipal Health and Safety Board have approved the next phase (VII) of Puerto Peñasco’s reopening plan to revive the city’s economy. 

In a City press release, Mayor Kiko Munro indicated so far the City has been able to achieve 95% of reopening goals.  The press release further indicates that via a video conference, as an ongoing preventative measure against the spread of Covid-19, the mayor expressed through discipline and joint responsibility of government and civil society they have been able to achieve a balance between health and the economy.  He noted there are still several businesses, deemed as “non-essential”, still awaiting approval to reopen, yet highlighted “since we began reviving Puerto Peñasco’s economy on May 18th, along with welcoming back tourism (in June) and reopening of beaches (Aug 1), more than 15,000 people have been able to return to work.”

In addition, during a radio interview today on La Reyna del Mar, City Secretary Terencio Gutierrez, along with Municipal Health Coordinator Dr. Oscar Castro Castro, provided further details on the city’s steps to reopen yet stressed we must not let our guard down and continue to follow all health measures.

Curfew changes:  Aug 27 – 31st    11 pm – 6 am *extended hour to 11 pm mostly for taco / hot dog stands – not extended hours at restaurants until Sept 1st  / starting Sept 1st    12 am – 6 am

Entry filter hours (Sonoyta-Peñasco highway):  Aug 27 – 31st  6 am – 11 pm  / Sept 1st – 8th  6 am – 12 am  /  as of Sept. 8th health filter on highway will be removed

Alcohol sales (convenience stores/grocery stores):  remains only until 6 p.m. Restaurant/bars permitted until later – though ends about half an hour prior to closing

Phase 7 measures

*General health protocols remain in effect for all businesses – including mandatory use of masks in public space, social distancing, use of antibacterial gel, gloves, acrylic screens where applicable, sanitizing mats, among others.

As of Sept. 1st

+ The following businesses can remain upon until midnight:

  • Restaurants (including sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages)
  • Established and semi-established food carts
  • Convenience stores and/or chain stores
  • Supermarkets, grocery stores
  • Any establishment deemed to be an essential activity

+ Reopening of casinos (40%) capacity, with signed Letter of Commitment with Office on Economic Development, and having undergone Health Course with Civil Protection, among other protocols at location.

As of Sept. 8th

+ Removal of sanitary health filters at entry to Puerto Peñasco, and no more random rapid tests at entry   (health filters to remain in place at principal beach entries)

As of Oct. 1st

+ Reopening of event halls, along with authorization to hold family and social events, in compliance with health and safety protocols  (40% capacity)

The Municipal Health & Safety Advisory Board also approved ongoing health training, as well as further cleaning of hotels/resorts/restaurants/establishments.

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