New rules are being formulated beginning May 3rd
Updated: Apr 22, 2021
We now believe that this information is false.
Our hugest apologies... Whoever put it out and widely circulating it is trying to scare us... The weekend restrictions are quoted backward too.
But anything is possible! Mil disculpas. 😢
We recall the operating rules that govern certain establishments according to what will be announced at the press conference on April 30, 2021 and will be published in resolution MS-DM-6552-2021:
A) They may operate with restriction: Supermarkets, suppliers, grocery stores and mini-supermarkets will only be able to enable the sale of products corresponding to the section of food, beverages, groceries, cleaning and hygiene supplies, all this with a maximum capacity of 50%.
B) They will be able to operate under the non-public modality: Home delivery services, the self-service modality to the public (understood as the withdrawal of products remaining inside the vehicle) and the modality of withdrawal of food in a take-out establishment. All those other establishments with a sanitary operating permit that do not provide attention to the public in person (productive activities, industries, free zones, among others).
C) They will not be able to operate weekends: General stores, department stores and beauty salons, barber shops and aesthetics. The rest of the establishments and activities may not be able to function according to the established rules. To see the complete list, visit the website http://presidencia.go.cr/alertas/ Finally, it is important to clarify that the new measures will begin on Monday, May 3. These rules are maintained until the cases in CI are downloaded again.
Vehicle restriction throughout the country: The circulation by plates is restricted to one day during the week and one day on weekends (except for a list of exceptions), therefore, the odd plates (1, 3, 5, 7 and 9) can circulate on Saturday and the plates pairs (0, 2, 4, 6 and 8) on Sunday at 5:00 am at 4:00 p.m. As of Monday, May 3, only vehicles with plates ending in 1 and 2 can circulate between the hours of 5:00 a.m. at 6:00 p.m. On Tuesday only 3 and 4, Wednesday 5 and 6, Thursday 7 and 8 and on Friday only 9 and 0.
The details of the alerts, measures and restrictions implemented in each county can be verified on the website http://presidencia.go.cr/alertas/