Puerto Peñasco implements Mother’s Day health prevention measures

Puerto Peñasco will implement additional preventive measures against COVID-19 from May 9th-11th, specifically due to Mother’s Day celebrations. This comes after members of the Municipal Health and Safety Board met yesterday and approved new agreements to prevent contagion or the spread of coronavirus.

The new measures, to be in effect from May 9th – 11th, include:

  • Closure of the city’s three cemeteries
  • Prohibiting street vendors near the cemeteries to prevent encouraging people to visit them
  • Prohibiting street vendors from selling flowers, arrangements, and gifts in the city center, cemeteries and surroundings, and in general along public roadways
  • Flower shops  open from May 9th – 11th will be able to sell flowers, but solely by home delivery. These shops must inform municipal authorities as to authorized staff for home deliveries

“We call on establishments that are open to the public to prohibit service or sale of their products to people who do not comply with health measures as decreed by the Safety and Health Authorities, including obligatory use of nose-mouth coverings/masks,” agreed members of the Health and Safety Board.

Among the unanimously approved restrictions, particularly in light of Mother’s Day on May 10th is that of prohibiting the services of having music such as banda, trios, mariachi, technoband, etc., with possible fines as applicable.  This is to prevent gatherings.

Finally, limits will be put on access to Puerto Peñasco for vehicles and public transport that distribute or provide artificial flowers, with prior sanitizing of products at the sanitary filter (roadblock) in place at entry to the city, along with immediate delivery only to owners of authorized establishments.



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