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Mayor says restrictions still in place for Puerto Morelos, city will open office 2 days per week

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — The mayor of Puerto Morelos says that the economic reactivation requires discipline and responsibility, adding that people need to continue to stay at home since the level of Covid-19 is still high.

Mayor Laura Fernández Piña says “despite the fact that we will soon resume essential activities in a gradual and phased manner, under strict prevention criteria in which healthy distance prevails and rigorous hygiene and sanitation habits, we must remain in social isolation for as long as necessary because that is what depends on when we enter the new normal.”

“We are aware that it has been a difficult month because the economy was paralyzed with the fall of our main activity, which is tourism. Sources of employment were lost and there was a blow to the family economy, but the longer we maintain discipline and are responsible, the sooner we will overcome this bad situation,” she added.

Laura Fernández pointed out that Quintana Roo is still a red light, which means that there is an imminent risk due to the number of infections and deaths that are being registered.

“As Governor Carlos Joaquín already announced, during the first week of June, companies in essential sectors must establish protocols in their facilities, and from the 8th onwards, a gradual opening of activities will be carried out depending on the the traffic light of health authorities,” she explained.

She said Puerto Morelos will be attentive to complying with the provisions of the state government who stresses that only workers in essential activities will be allowed to join their workplaces, while the rest must remain at home.

Laura Fernández pointed out that the town’s beaches will remain closed, as well as public spaces in a bid to continue acting responsibly in this health emergency, which has allowed the municipality to continue with low records of Covid-19 cases.

She added that due to the continued restrictions, the city office will be open only for a few hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. “Our offices already have health security protocols ready to resume activities under the new normal,” she pointed out adding that starting next week, the Directorate of the Civil Registry will begin the face-to-face care of citizens, a gradual and orderly start of the services.

“We have requests from citizens regarding the registration of newborns and in order to avoid parents being late in these procedures, we will begin to follow up with due precautions,” she said.

I have issued instructions to the corresponding areas so that from the first week of June, the offices are opened and they work only a few hours, two days a week, so as not to expose staff or citizens.

Based on the epidemiological traffic light, Quintana Roo is still in a high-risk stage, so the municipality will act with great caution to provide the registry of births or marriages, which have been postponed due to the health emergency.