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.
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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

Discover a Church Made of Rocks

Whenever we go out on an adventure, I always search the internet for other things that are in the area where we will be. So, while we were in Camuy, we made a little detour to see La Igelsia de Piedras (Rock Church). This church is so cute, and a stark contrast to the buildings all around it.

This Methodist church was built in 1912, in a small barrio of the town of Camuy (in northwest Puerto Rico). The Kiplinger family donated the funds for its construction in memory of their son, Ernesto, who died when he was 21 years old. That’s why the church is named “Ernesto Memorial Chapel”. It was built by locals of the town, using locally quarried limestone rocks. It is beautifully constructed in a “craftsman style” design. There is even a cute bell tower above the door. The roof and windows have been replaced, but all the rock-work is original.

Ernesto Memorial Chapel

It was closed when we were there, so we only got to see the outside. But, from photos I have seen, it is really nice inside, too. It is still occasionally in use today, so perhaps you will get lucky and it will be open when you visit.

The Ernesto Memorial Chapel was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. There is lots of interesting info about the church on the registration form paperwork (PDF).

While I wouldn’t make a destination, if you are in the area, it is a nice quick photo stop.

Ernesto Memorial Chapel

Details

From Route 2 in Camuy, take Road 119 south to Road 486 south. Continue on Road 486 until you come to the chapel, at the intersection of Road 486 and Road 488.

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