Executive Order EO-2021-075 (updated 15 Nov 2021)
📄 EO-2021-075 was issued on 15 Nov 2021, and is effective immediately
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🆔 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

Visit “Pinky”, The Flamingo of Camuy

Sept/2020- Pinky has flown the coop! It has been over a year since anyone has seen him/her! Hopefully this is only a temporary thing, but Pinky seems to have left us. The Flamingo has done this before…I will repost when he returns.

There was a time, more than 100 years ago, that the pink flamingo was a common sight here in Puerto Rico. Flamenco Beach on Culebra is actually named for the flamingos that were once so prevalent in its lagoon. Today, due to hunting and other causes, it is now rare to see flamingos in Puerto Rico. But Camuy is home to “Pinky”, a beautiful, wild, year-round resident. Pull over on the road and see if you can get a peek of her.

Flamingos do occasionally visit Puerto Rico. They usually like the salt marshes, like in Cabo Rojo or Flamenco Beach. They are not usually solitary animals, preferring to live in colonies. So, if we get a visit from a flamingo or two, they usually come, eat, stay a while, and then leave, presumably to go back to their colony. But the flamingo in Camuy is different …

“Pinky” landed in a fresh water pond in a field in Camuy in early 2009. Alone. And she stayed. I don’t think they have officially determined its sex yet, though I refer to it as a female since I believe she made a nest a few years ago.

Pinky the Flamingo

“Pinky” spends her time in either the pond in the cow field across from Peñón Amador Beach (where we first saw her back in 2013), or (more recently in November 2018) in a pond in a different cow field farther west on the same road. She is a beautiful pink color, so she must be finding enough healthy food to eat in these areas.

She chose her spots in Camuy well … she is protected from contact with most people by fences. You can see her from a distance, and she is not frightened off by visitors watching her.

Pinky the Flamingo

During dry spells when her ponds dry up, and on other occasions (when she gets the urge, I guess!), she makes a trip to Cano Tiberones in Arecibo, or other wetlands. She disappeared for a while in 2014, and she was gone a few months. People were really upset about it, thinking she left Puerto Rico forever. But luckily, she came back to her home in Camuy.

We are all pleased to share our island with her, and we hope she attracts other passing flamingos and entices them to stay!

Pinky the Flamingo

To get a good look at her, you will need binoculars or a decent zoom lens on your camera. There is no parking by the cow field … you’ll be pulled over on the road with very narrow shoulders … so you have to be very careful where you pull over to view her.

Pinky has been spotted in 2 locations, both on Road 485 in Camuy. One location is the field just across from Peñón Amador Beach (south side of road). The other location (another cow field) is farther west on Road 485 on the north side of the road.

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