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Cancun Authorities Remind Tourists That Prevention Measures Will Be Enforced

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Cancun authorities are reminding all visitors that Covid-19 prevention measures will be enforced and have re-launched a campaign to keep tourists informed. A group known as the ‘yellow caps’ will be deployed at busy tourist locations to remind visitors to maintain social distancing and wear a mask at all times in public.

While the yellow caps focus on education rather than fining visitors, state officials are asking tourists to help prevent Covid-19 and will only use fines for those who refuse to follow protocols.

Inspectors will also be out at busy hotels, restaurants and cafes to ensure that businesses are following all prevention protocols. Officials have closed down multiple businesses in past weeks for violating capacity measures.

Masks are mandatory in all public spaces in Cancun and the state of Quintana Roo but on beaches the rules have been more relaxed according reports from tourists.

31-year-old Jessy Parsons from Eugene, Oregon spoke with the Cancun Sun while not wearing a mask on a beach in the hotel zone. “I put one on if I go for a walk, but I am not wearing one while I’m swimming or laying down,” said Parsons.

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Officials that were supervising beaches stated that they were watching for large crowds forming rather than every person wearing a mask at all times. “Tourists don’t wear a mask if they walk to the water to swim, we have to show some trust that people will do the right thing” said a police officer who identified himself as José.

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State Governor Carlos Joaquín González asked for help from the public to ensure that Covid-19 cases do not go back up. “Don’t expose yourself, reinforce your habits, avoid crowds. Let’s enjoy ourselves responsibly,” Carlos Joaquín stated at a recent news conference.

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