Puerto Peñasco’s economic revival strategy entered Phase 6 on August 15th, with the reopening of additional businesses as approved by the Municipal Health & Safety Advisory Board, announced mayor Kiko Munro.
In an Aug. 18th press release announcing Phase 6, the mayor noted while time has shown responsible decisions made in the community have kept us on track and with minimum cases of Covid-19, we cannot let down our guard.
Businesses must all be in compliance with established health and safety protocol, have a signed Letter of Commitment with the Municipal Economic Development Office, and have taken the Certification course led by the Civil Protection Office. Additional requirements include use of nose/mouth covering masks, antibacterial gel, gloves, sanitizing mats, and acrylic screens (where appropriate), among other measures.
As of Aug. 15th
+ Reopening of gyms at 40% of maximum capacity,
+ Reopening of movie theaters at 25% of maximum capacity. Preferably with advanced ticket sales via app or electronic means
In a radio interview on Tuesday morning to discuss ongoing steps to reopen the city, Aide Yaracet Verduzco, Municipal Director of Economic Development, furthered that bars (except for restaurant/bars), night clubs, and casinos remain closed until further notice. In addition, the city’s 10 p.m. curfew is still in effect and the health filter at the entry to town on the Sonoyta-Puerto Peñasco highway is to remain in place through the end of August or possibly early September. Use of masks (nose/mouth coverings) is still in effect in all public spaces.