What began as a pilot test in Mar del Plata, ended up being fully implemented and becoming the framework for an outbreak of unpublished coronavirus in the municipality. To this day, there are 368 cases total but the reopening of activities continues. This Wednesday they enable all food shops, including breweries, to open to the public from 7 to 19 with the following prevention measures:
Four people per table at most
Tapaboca and alcohol gel to sit on the table
Choice through a digital menu
This measure was recommended by the Special Commission for economic reactivation of the local Deliberative Council and with this data, Mayor Guillermo Montenegro signed the decree. Previously, while bars and confectioneries could open, they could not use their kitchens, so they could not offer any kind of prepared food.
From this Wednesday all food shops will reopen their doors from 7 to 19. To continue to revive our economy, let us remain responsible, use the pool and respect social estrangement. Take care, not only for you, but also to take care of others. pic.twitter.com/R0B1BTjcbY — Guillermo Montenegro (@gmontenegro_ok)
July 22, 2020
During the first four days of application of this pilot (which in its beginnings included individual outdoor activities and confectioneries) there was a record 5 cases per day and a total of 58. Now, that figure was 35, leading to a total of 368. However, due to the nature of the virus (whose contagions finish counted 14 days later), everything indicates that the increase in cases came from before the opening of activities. >
The protocol for these premises to operate includes the rotation of the tables guaranteed by the premises with a minimum disinfection time in between; the temperature intake of each customer, hand disinfection and sanitization of the footwear as soon as they enter; use of head caps to stay inside, except when they have to eat or drink; Reduced dwelling time with assured room ventilation; maximum capacity at 45% of the premises; and alcohol gel on every table, among other things.