Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - In these troubling times, everyone wants reliable, up-to-date information. Here we share some of the latest news from reliable sources in Puerto Vallarta to keep you informed, and tips on how to keep yourself and your family entertained while you #StayAtHome to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Puerto Vallarta Food Distribution Program Continues
Puerto Vallarta Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña reports that the fourth installment of the 'Es por Vallarta' food support program, which helps Puerto Vallarta families survive in these difficult times, is currently underway. The despensas contain beans, rice, lentils, oats, oil, tomato sauce, pasta, bleach and soap, so that families, especially the most vulnerable families and those that are now unemployed due to the closing of local businesses, can put food on their tables. These "care packages" are being dispensed over 4 days via an appointment system devised to keep crowds of people from gathering together in one place, and to ensure that they are delivered in a safe, orderly and organized manner. Distribution began Wednesday and Thursday at the 23 Centros de Apoyo Alimentario (Food Support Centers) located around the city, and will continue today, and again on Monday with the goal of benefitting another 10,000 Puerto Vallarta families in this fourth installment. In addition to the food program, 5 gallon jugs of water are provided free of charge through the Seapal Vallarta Aguamáticos (water dispensing systems).
Federal Government Says Pandemic Won't End in Jalisco Until August
Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown or quarantine, restricted access to country combat with COVID-19 virus outbreak, medical worker full protective gear with key after locked sick earth planet in cage[/caption]The critical phase for COVID-19 infections in Jalisco has not yet arrived. In fact, the end of the pandemic, and the need for extreme precautions at home, could go until August, the undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion of the federal government, Hugo López-Gatell, warned on Tuesday. During his evening press conference, the official highlighted Jalisco and Nuevo León as the points in the country where activity should not be resumed or displacement should be increased. "They are just going to start with their epidemics. The output will be in the month of June, July, perhaps August," he said. However, the State Government plans to maintain its "Phase 0" until June 1st, when the staggered reopening of businesses to reactivate the economy is scheduled to begin.
Branden & James 'Disney & Divos' Virtual Concert
Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 7 pm CDT - 8 pm EDT
Continuing their virtual concert series, The Palm Cabaret favorites, Branden & James, with special guests, Amanda Forsyth & pianist Danny Zelibor, will present "Disney & Divos". Featuring music from Beauty & The Beast, Pinocchio, 101 Dalmations, Frozen, and the artistry of Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, and Il Divo. Set to be broadcast Live on Facebook on Saturday, May 23 at 7:00 pm CDT - 8:00 pm EDT, this is where everyone's favorite nostalgic Disney film scores meet the titans of classical-crossover music. Don't miss it!
Take a Virtual Tour of Puerto Vallarta
Sunday, May 24 at 5:30 pm
Luigi Gonzalez and Willy Santana of Vallarta For Fun invite you to take a Virtual Tour through the main streets of downtown Puerto Vallarta and the city's south side on Sunday, May 24 at 5:30 pm. You'll see some of the most marvelous things Puerto Vallarta has to offer tourists, from the historical buildings, the Plaza Principal, the Lady of Guadalupe Church and the world-famous Malecón in El Centro, to the Rio Cuale and the beautiful beaches in the city's Romantic Zone. At the end of the tour, there will be a quiz about all of the wonderful things you have seen, and those who respond correctly are eligible to win Vallarta For Fun gift certificates. For more information visit the Facebook event page.
Coffee and Headlines with Paco Ojeda
Daily at 10:30 am
Paco Ojeda, a musician-turned-multimedia journalist who has been living and working in Puerto Vallarta since December 2001, shares the day's headline news with the Puerto Vallarta English-speaking community through livestreams on his Facebook page. So grab a cup of coffee and join Paco every morning at 10:30 am local time as he browses through the latest headlines. Relevant links to websites and information sources mentioned during the stream are included in the description of each day's video. To find how you can help support this initiative, click HERE.