Executive Order EO-2021-075 (updated 15 Nov 2021)
📄 EO-2021-075 was issued on 15 Nov 2021, and is effective immediately
😷 Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in public, indoor spaces, and outdoor spaces where there are 50 or more people.
🆔 The requirement to show proof of vaccination, or negative test results for lodging, restaurants, etc (as detailed below) will apply to kids aged 5 to 11 years beginning 15 January 2022.
🏟️ All attendees at large events must show proof of vaccination. If the event venue chooses to admit people who are not fully vaccinated (but show a negative test result instead), then the capacity of the venue will be limited to 50%. Kids aged 5 to 11 must provide negative test results (until 01 Feb 2022, at which point they will need to be vaccinated).
Current COVID-19 Mandates, with no end date (updated 15 Nov 2021)
😷 Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in public, indoor spaces, and outdoor spaces where there are 50 or more people.
🏨 In order to check-in to any lodging facility (short-term rentals, AirBNB, hotels, resorts, etc), all members of your party are required to show either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) negative test results of test administered no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival, or (c) evidence of positive test in last 3 months along with documentation proving your recovery. This applies to all people 2 (two) years old and older. If you are unvaccinated and staying more than a week, you are required to show new negative test results weekly. Effective 16 Aug 2021, per executive order EO-2021-062.
🍔 In order to be admitted to a bunch of different places (restaurants, bars, theaters, tours, excursions, casinos, etc) you are required to show either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) negative test results of test administered no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival, or (c) evidence of positive test in last 3 months along with documentation proving your recovery. Other types of businesses may, at their option, require this documentation to access their facility. This applies to all people 12 (twelve) years old and older. Effective 23 Aug 2021, per executive order EO-2021-063.
✈️ All domestic travelers arriving in Puerto Rico are are required to show either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) Vacu-ID issued by the Government of Puerto Rico in the CESCO app on your mobile device, (c) negative test results of test administered no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival, or (d) evidence of positive test in last 3 months along with documentation proving your recovery. This applies to all people 2 (two) years old and older.If you are un-vaccinated and do not have negative results when you arrive to PR, you have 48 hours to produce those results. Otherwise you will be fined $300 per person. See the PR Government Travel Safe site for details, and to submit your contact tracing information

Inspiration Flows from the CROMÁPOLIS Murals in Fajardo

Artistic people who can create something that beautifies the world are so inspiring. In Fajardo, a group of artists got together, and with the help of the community, sponsors, and volunteers, created 8 beautiful murals around the downtown Fajardo area called CROMÁPOLIS: Proyecto de Arte Urbano. The colorful artwork brings the town to life. They are hoping it will be an annual event, encouraging people to visit the town, spread color and happiness, and hopefully inspire people using art as a messaging medium.

CROMÁPOLIS in Fajardo

The town of Fajardo is located at the north eastern tip of Puerto Rico. The downtown area is a bit depressed and run down, but still full of community and life. The “street art” or “urban art” movement, which make “outdoor museums” has really caught on across the island. In 2019, a group of people created the idea of “Cromápolis”, and worked with the local communities, making this beautification a fun and educational experience. They got artists from around Puerto Rico, and some from abroad, to come and design murals. The artists had helpers painting the murals. And there is even a “community” one painted largely by the local children with the theme of caring for the land and our health. Then they had a great big party in January 2020 to invite everyone to see Fajardo!

CROMÁPOLIS in Fajardo

Located mainly along two of the larger streets that run through downtown Fajardo, the murals have different themes and messages. They are “local” themes — typical scenes, our underwater reefs, Carnaval, Puerto Rican boxers, roosters, and indigenous art — hopefully inspiring people to care, remember, and protect the wonderful place that we call “home”.

These murals are amazing. One can’t help but be impressed by the massive size and colors of “Zandunga Queen”- a colorful mural over 50 feet tall! But the colorful works from these talented people all are impressive.

CROMÁPOLIS in Fajardo

Today, Fajardo is more beautiful than ever. Come to the town, check out the murals, spend some time (and maybe some money) walking around the area. The Cromápolis creators are planning on making it a yearly event. Planned toward the end of each year, they will be adding more murals, getting the community involved, inspiring people to care, and sharing their talents with all of us. And then the celebration with everyone in January. There are a number of other towns that have beautiful murals, they are all really something to see!

Details

It is free to walk around and look at the murals. The hope is that you’ll spend a little money in Fajardo while you are there — grab lunch, or a coffee, or an ice cream.

View the murals during daylight hours.

You can get more info on the Cromápolis Facebook page.

Here is a Google Map with the locations of the murals marked.

Fajardo is about a 60-minute drive from the San Juan area.

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