/ Modified may 29, 2020 4:46 p.m.

Rocky Point residents allowed to re-enter city

Anyone entering needs to show proof residency, be screened for a fever, and walk through a so-called sanitation tunnel.

Rocky point checkpoint VIEW LARGER Residents of the beachside town Rocky Point must have their temperatures taken and walk through a so-called "sanitation tunnel" to be allowed back in to the city.
Gobierno de Puerto Peñasco

In neighboring Sonora, Mexico, the popular beach town Puerto Peñasco, or Rocky Point, implemented a three-phase reopening plan last week. Now, residents who had been barred from entering the city while it was on lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus are being allowed back in.

Anyone attempting to enter Rocky Point has to show proof of residency at a checkpoint north of town. They also must be screened for a fever with a thermal camera and walk through a so-called sanitation tunnel with their belongings to be misted with a disinfectant.

Mayor Kiko Munro said new arrivals also need to spend two weeks in self-isolation.

“We want to make this in the most responsible manner so that we can create this safe environment for our citizens," he said.

If all goes well, Munro said, the city will expand its checkpoint operations and start allowing tourists back into the city on June 16.

Fronteras Desk
Fronteras Desk is a KJZZ project covering important stories in an expanse stretching from Northern Arizona deep into northwestern Mexico.
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