Protocol of care for people of Mexican nationality and foreigner who are in Mexican national territory in centers of accommodation during the mandatory quarantine by COVID-19
- The hosting industry, including hosting platforms and OTAs will stop receive reservations and will reschedule all reservations during the validity of the “Healthy distance” policy.
- In the case of guests for essential economic activities such as travel business, can have a maximum occupancy of 15% and will require a proof of the company you work for, specifying the branch you are dealing with, so that the lodging center can verify that it is one of the branches exactly as essential activities described in the Official Gazette of the Federation.
- The State Tourism Secretariats in coordination with the National Associations of the hotel industry will define a list of lodging centers destined to focus on all domestic and foreign guests with respiratory symptoms (Hotel COVID) and foreign guests without respiratory symptoms (Hotel NO COVID) in so much recommended hopes the support of your government governments for your process repatriation
- The lodging centers authorized to attend the contingency will be specifically those who have medical service and will maintain communication close with specific health services.
- Members of national associations of the hotel industry are hereby authorized to: for humanitarian reasons, specifically restricted to foreign citizens staying in the facilities of the specific lodging centers.
- The mobilization of people in said accommodation centers during the contingency It will be strictly limited to the rooms in which they are located.
- The lodging centers close their sports and social facilities such as: swimming pools, gyms, spas, restaurants, entertainment centers, business rooms, etc.
- Foreign citizens who are in Mexican national territory in centers of accommodation, obliged to communicate with their diplomatic representations to start your paperwork back home.
- Diplomatic representations and foreign citizens in hosting centers, they will arrange the coverage of the payment of the lodging and food.
- The lodging centers must apply preferential rates to accommodate visitors foreigners in need of isolation for a minimum of 14 days, or until further notice from the health authorities.
- In the case of the personnel who work in the lodging centers, they will be subject to the following provisions:
- People who belong to groups considered to be at higher risk for complications due to COVID-19, they will not be able to work.
- They will be subject to the sanitary labor filter described in the “General Guideline for mitigation and prevention of COVID-19 in closed public spaces”, published in https://www.gob.mx/coronavirus
- The personnel designated to care for the rooms with people Protocol subject to modifications according to health needs suspected of transmission or confirmed of COVID-19 should take the following personal precautionary measures: frequent hand washing, respiratory label, Sanitary labor filter and strict use of personal protective equipment.
- The lodging center must provide its personnel with the protective equipment necessary to provide the service safely: Disposable surgical mask or cloth, disposable latex gloves, disposable or cloth cap, uniform and service Laundry for the uniforms, masks and cloth caps used during their day labor.
- Food for people will be previously defined by the lodging center according to their capacities and supply, and will be supplied in their rooms.
- The lodging center will be in charge of providing basic supplies for the hygiene of people staying: Drinking water, soap, shampoo, disposable tissues, paper Hygienic, towels and linens, at least once a week.
- People who have respiratory symptoms will be isolated preventively in a separate room (except for those who require accompaniment).
- In case any of the people in the lodging centers start with respiratory symptoms, personnel should immediately notify the medical service and state health authorities, according to the “Standardized Guideline for epidemiological and laboratory surveillance of COVID-19 ”.
- When releasing a room that has housed people with suspicion or confirmation of COVID-19, a thorough cleaning and disinfection must be carried out before returning to occupy it with another person.
- The hotels of the Mexican Republic, in compliance with the sanitary measure of “Stay at home”, they will only authorize the accommodation of the aircraft and ship crew that they arrive in Mexico, that they require it.
Disinfection of suspected or confirmed case room.
– The highest surfaces should be cleaned with a cloth / cloth / flannel / towel / slang impregnated with detergent water, avoiding dispersing the powder.
– The walls, windows and doors that include the handles must be cleaned thoroughly regular, as well as when they are visibly dirty.
– Horizontal surfaces that include tables, chairs, beds, shelves or other Installations attached to the wall should be cleaned with a cloth with water with detergent, rinse with clean water and disinfect with chlorinated solution (see more forward technique of the three buckets).
– In the rooms of patients in isolation the same methodology of cleaning, with the personnel having to follow the required precautions (insulation of contact and drops).
– In the event of spills of body fluids on the surfaces, the procedure must be following way: o Put on gloves and cover the surface with paper / absorbent material.
Protocol subject to modifications according to health needs –
o Remove as much dirt.
o Throw away the paper / wash other material.
o Finally, continue cleaning on a regular basis.
- b) Disinfection with chlorinated solution
– A bucket will be filled with warm water and detergent in sufficient quantity to make foam, another with clean water and a third with chlorinated solution.
– In principle, the equipment, walls, will be cleaned with the detergent solution openings and all those elements that need to be cleaned.
– It will then be rinsed with clean water and dried.
– Finally, disinfection will be carried out by direct contact applying on the surfaces, chlorinated solution and will allow to dry.
– The floors will be cleaned applying the same technique previously described.
- c) Routine disinfection
– In each patient room, frequent contact surfaces must be identified (knobs, bed rails, keyboards, telephones, table tops, lamps table)
– These surfaces should be disinfected daily at least once a day, ideally once per turn.
– A cloth impregnated with disinfecting solution or with 70% alcohol.
- d) For a liter of disinfecting solution it is necessary:
– Fill a bottle with a liter of clean water
– Add a coffee tablespoon of commercial bleach
– Cap the bottle and shake
– Label the bottle indicating that it contains chlorinated water
– Let stand 30 minutes before using it
– Store the container in a dark place and out of the reach of children
– This solution can be used for a month to clean surfaces
Puerto Vallarta’s historic City Hall (aka La Presidencia) came alive on Saturday, November 30th with the fourth Mariachis, Margaritas, and More event. This is a fundraising event where ANA works collaboratively with another neighborhood association – Viejo Vallarta. It’s one of ANA’s annual fundraiser events where we highlight the best and diverse food offerings in Puerto Vallarta.
This year’s event highlighted the sounds and entertainment of Vallarta’s children. We were amazed by the depth and quality of the singing voices and style of the Raices Jalicienses Mariachi group. Their renditions of traditional Mexican songs was heart-felt and absolutely amazing. How lucky we were to have these young musicians entertain us!
Delicious food was provided by the following restaurants.
Following dinner we were then entertained by the ballet folklorico group Tradiciones. The tiny little three-year-old girl stole everyone’s hearts as she danced and pranced with her colorful skirt about the stage.
The night ended with the dancers coming off into the audience and grabbing willing and unwilling participants to dance with them. What a night and celebration!
Voted in by nearly 30 people in attendance the Amapas Junta Vecinal is now official. This was the first time all of us had experienced this very formal process and we had no idea what to expect. The City provided chairs so we could sit in the parking lot in front of the ANA office on Thursday, November 21st. We are glad to report that no one was injured by oncoming traffic or being hit on the head by falling fruit.
The officers of the Amapas Junta Vecinal are as follows:
||Alonso Castaňeda Perez
What does the Junta do versus the Amapas Neighborhood Association (ANA)?
|Amapas Junta Vecinal
||Amapas Neighborhood Association (ANA)
- Has the right and obligation to review new business licenses
- Approve activities that require a City permit
- Helps to ensure local control over local happenings
- Open to all residents – no cost
|Requires membership – dues
- Meetings will be scheduled in order to ensure attendance by Citizen Participation Representative, Felipa Aguilar
|Annual General Meeting held in February open to all members in good standing.
- The Junta has the official ‘juice’ to arrange City meetings and get things done, but no money.
|ANA has the organization, communications, dedicated members, and your annual membership dues and contributions.
Each organization, by itself, is pretty powerless.
However, together, ANA and the Junta are a powerhouse working to get things done for Amapas.
As we took our oath to ensure that we would honor the will of the people of Amapas, we used the Bellamy salute, which is the salute used in Mexico.
Here’s a little history lesson from Wikipedia. The Bellamy salute is a palm-out salute described by Francis Bellamy, the author of the American Pledge of Allegiance, as the gesture which was to accompany the pledge. During the period when it was used with the Pledge of Allegiance, it was sometimes known as the “flag salute”. Both the Pledge and its salute originated in 1892. Later, during the 1920s and 1930s, Italian fascists and Nazi Germans adopted a salute which was very similar.
On June 22, 1942, at the urging of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Congress passed Public Law 77-623, which codified the etiquette used to display and pledge allegiance to the flag. This included use of a palm-out salute, specifically that the pledge “be rendered by standing with the right hand over the heart; extending the right hand, palm upward, toward the flag at the words ‘‘to the flag’’ and holding this position until the end, when the hand drops to the side.” Congress did not discuss or take into account the controversy over use of the salute. Congress later amended the code on December 22, 1942 when it passed Public Law 77-829, stating among other changes, that the pledge “be rendered by standing with the right hand over the heart.”
Inside the lush garden patio of the boutique hotel of Villa Mercedes ANA held its President’s Reception and MÁS on Wednesday, November 20th. Delicious tapas were served by eclecticos restaurant. Friends, neighbors, and movers and shakers (MÁS) gathered to hear about ANA’s Five Year Plan.
Thanks Oscar Moran, ANA Board member and owner of Villa Mercedes, for inviting ANA into your secret garden. Thanks Natalie Hartling, ANA member and business sponsor, for providing us with tasty tapas from eclecticos.
The presentation by President Sylvia Toy created a picture of what ANA will be working on for the next five years.
Here’s the link so you can see it online. (Amapas 5 year Plan)
Here’s an overview of the first two years.
|SAFETY AND SECURITY
|Establish Security Council
Assess efficacy of a shared system of security information
Share data of criminal events
Identify and install street signage to increase safety
Focus on traffic calming devices on the highway
Maintain lobbying efforts between City, State, and neighbors
|Identify open space areas
Identify protected areas with signage
Encourage city communications of all future Amapas Zone projects prior to permit approval
|Install trash bins in heavily used areas
Identify and install additional lighting
Conduct monthly Clean Beach Walks
Obtain commitment from City to increase service to the Amapas Zone
|Identify and seek out other community agencies with similar goals
Hold Social Events that lead to stronger community and increased fundraising efforts
||Establish Neighborhood Watch program
Hold neighborhood Q and A’s regarding legal issues and crime prevention
| Implement plan for continued maintenance and protection including responsibilities and fiscal requirements
||Identify trash bin design that allows for separation of aluminum cans
Encourage development of recycling plan in PV area
Establish relationships with local businesses that recycle
|Obtain funding to participate with agencies as members
Maintain qualified membership in agency with appropriate marketing and communication
Some believe it is an exercise in futility to plan in Mexico. However, we cannot be so frivolous to pursue only those projects that pop up in front of us on a daily basis. We need to know where we’re headed otherwise any road will do. For those of us who have lived here in Puerto Vallarta for any length of time the needs are clear – street repairs, lighting, signage, trash cans, pedestrian safety, narrow roads, home and personal safety, clean beaches, and addressing irresponsible development. Those are the areas focused upon in the Five Year Plan. What’s different, is that ANA has identified what we can accomplish each year and the interagency connections we need to make to sustain them. In and of itself, the Five Year Plan is a written document that helps ANA and its members see what ANA will be focused upon and what our work is. In other words, this should answer the question of “What has ANA done for me lately?”
Will we adjust based on new information? Of course we will! Any good plan must adjust based on new circumstances and quality information. If you’ve ever seen the Disney movie “Up,” you’ll recall the scenes where the dog sees a squirrel. SQUIRREL! Immediately the dog’s attention is distracted and the dog chases the squirrel. Unlike the dog, ANA wants to stay focused on those things our membership has identified as their priorities. The Five Year Plan helps us maintain that focus.
Much of the groundwork for the Five Year Plan took place last year. We began with the ANA Survey then details were added during the President’s Round Table. Later the ANA Board filled in the details with observable and measurable yearly objectives.
ANA Board members addressed the nearly 60 attendees to share their perspective. It was a great way for our members to get to know them.
||– Safety and Security
||– Responsible Development and Infrastructure
||– Community Engagement
||– Community – Social
The reception was a huge hit. The room was filled with dreams, possibilities, and a plan on how to achieve them. Positive energy filled the room. We were also successful in adding two new buildings – Vista Mar and Condo Amapas – as full building members. There are positive signs for three other buildings and more individuals to join, as well! In addition to increased membership, ANA increased its volunteer network and the number of people who can speak to others about what ANA does. We have more key communicators, ANA Ambassadors, on the ground. It’s not just the Board who have all of the information about how the money will be used. Everyone in attendance heard our truth – our plan.
The question always remains, “How do you fund dreams and possibilities?” ANA must fundraise. See previous article, “Why Does ANA Have So Many Parties?” We hope to see many of you at January’s Dinner Dance focused on the 60’s which will be our last fundraiser for this season.
A second reception with the same presentation will be held in January. Please let us know if you would like to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or if you would like a presentation to your building’s membership.