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Rocky Point begins Phase 6 of the COVID-19 recovery plans

There was a Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point) Municipal Health & Safety Advisory Board video conference on July 28th as a precautionary health measure to check on the stats of COVID-19 recovery.  Great news!  They had approved phase 6 of the city’s reactivation plan.  Then, in a July 30th press release, the Puerto Peñasco mayor, Ernesto Kiko Munro, called for joint responsibility from all establishments entrusted with helping to restart the economy.  Also, the people of Puerto Peñasco, as community, were told that participation is fundamental to the fight against Covid-19.

Phase 6 begins on Saturday,  Aug. 1st

First, there are sill restrictions.  As such, beach hours are as follows: Exercise (walking and running on the beach) is 6:00 am to 8:00 am and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Then, general recreation is 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.  There is a maximum of 10 people allowed in groups and a maximum of five people under tents or shades.  There are no glass bottles allowed on the beach.   You must have a bag to remove trash. Make sure you use  masks, which are mandatory on the beach and when interacting with vendors.

There is a health filter and random rapid testing at the entry of Rocky Point on the Puerto Peñasco-Sonoyta highway, just south of bridge on the north end of town.  This will remain until further notice from the city.  Then, every fifth car entering town, the health filter and rapid test will be administered to one person in the vehicle by random selection.  Please note that this excludes Puerto Peñasco residents who reside or work outside the health filter and enter frequently.

10% of reservations at each hotel and condominium resort in Rocky Point will be given random rapid test, once entry and lodging details are confirmed at the Health Filter.  Be sure to check signs when approaching the Health Filter in order to pick an appropriate lane.

Tests will be administered by the Cruz Roja staff and they may have a cost of approximately 700 pesos – please plan to pay with your card.  The sanitary tunnel has moved to the main beach area of Playa Hermosa.  It’s no longer in place on the highway.

Locan hotel, motel, and resort capacity

Hotels & Motels may operate up to 60% of their capacity, which is great news.  Resorts, villas and similar properties can operate up to 80% of their capacity – also great news!  Proposals for the Aug. 15th reopening of movie theaters state that they will be allowed to hold up to 25% capacity, preferably with pre-sale of tickets via apps or other electronic devices.  Then, additional proposals include reopening liquor stores as well as extending hours at restaurant and bars to 10:00 pm, both following prior authorization of the State Alcohol Board.

All establishments that are planning to reopen in Rocky Point must have a signed Letter of Commitment from the Municipal Economic Development Office.  Also, they must 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.

Come visit soon!

So come visit Rocky Point and discover the closest beach town to Phoenix, Arizona, only about 60 miles south oKeep in mind that even in whale season and for many different reasons no cruise can guarantee actual whale sightings. Suggested protocols to ensure the protection of whales during whale watching  trips:f the border.  And remember – after you visit, you’ll return frequently.  So, when that happens, remember Anchor Storage: the place to keep your things secure in Rocky Point.  It’s always easier to store your beach things, jet skis, and other large and small items than it is to haul them down time after time.

Thank you for reading Rocky Point begins Phase 6 of the COVID-19 recovery plans, written by Greg Hixon of RE-MEX-IMAGE and Hixonic Web Specialists.  You’ll uncover the many wonderful aspects of Rocky Point, Mexico, from blog posts like this.

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