Mask Requirement (updated 18 Apr 2022)
😷 Masks are not required, neither indoors (with some execptions) nor outdoors. Masks are recommended in indoor situations where you cannot be certain of the vaccination status of other people
😷 Masks are required inside airports, per Federal/CDC mandates
😷 Masks are required at events/activities where 1000 or more people are gathered, effective 18 Apr 2022
😷 Masks are required indoors in places like hospitals, emergency rooms, nursing homes, medical offices, health centers, clinics, labs, pharmacies, and on public transportation (including taxis and buses). The Department of Health may make masks mandetory in other situations where their use is deemed necessary.
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks.
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Restaurants, Bars & other Food Establishments (updated 08 Mar 2022)
πŸ‘ͺ The capacity limit has been removed, as has the requirment to check for vaccination card or negative test result
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Hotels, Resorts & other Lodging (updated 08 Mar 2022)
πŸ‘ͺ The requirment to check for vaccination card or negative test result has been eliminated
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Tours & Excursions (updated 08 Mar 2022)
β›΅ Tour operators may require proof of vaccination or negative test results to participate. Check with the operator to make sure you have what they require.
Events, Stadiums & Theaters (updated 18 Apr 2022)
πŸ‘ͺ The capacity limit has been removed, as has the requirement to wear a mask (if less than 1000 people are gathered)
😷 Masks are required at events/activities where 1000 or more people are gathered, effective 18 Apr 2022
🏟️ All attendees at group activities of 1000 or more people at facilities that encourage crowding — indoor or outdoor — must show proof of vaccination with booster (if eligible), OR negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 72 hours prior to arrival at the event. Facilities include theaters, amphitheaters, stadiums, conference and activity centers, and any other place where events are held. Effective 10 Mar 2022, per executive order EO-2022-019 and administrative order OA-2022-533
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Cruise Ship Passengers (updated 08 Mar 2022)
🚒 All cruise ship passengers and crew who wish to disembark in Puerto Rico must be fully vaccinated, OR must have a negative molecular or antigen COVID test performed within 48 hours before disembarking in PR. All passengers and crew who test positive, or have been in close contact to someone who has tested positive, will not be permitted to disembark in Puerto Rico, regarless of vaccination status.
Air Travelers Arriving in Puerto Rico (updated 08 Mar 2022)
πŸ“„ The requirement to complete the travel declaration has been eliminated for ALL travelers arriving in Puerto Rico
✈️ DOMESTIC TRAVELERS (effective 10 Mar 2022, per EO-2022-019)
β€’ The requirement to present a vaccination card or negative test results has been eliminated for DOMESTIC travelers
✈️ INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS (effective 06 Dec 2021, per CDC)
β€’ All INTERNATIONAL air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show (before boarding flight to the US) a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the US. This applies to all travelers, 2 years old and up, flying from INTERNATIONAL (outside of the US) destinations. Flights between Puerto Rico and the States are domestic flights, so this does not apply to travelers arriving in Puerto Rico from the States.

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 PeΓ±Γ³n 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 PeΓ±Γ³n 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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