Baja’s Secretariat of Health issued a report of COVID-19 rates across the state compared to other areas of Mexico and the world. The report includes a map with confirmed and active cases per neighborhood and hospital occupancy at the state’s COVID-19 designated centers. As a result of an increase in new COVID-19 cases across the region, Baja State Government announced the implementation of increased business inspections to ensure adherence to precautionary measures.. New penalties are = now in place for businesses and individuals who fail to comply, including a $90,000 peso fine (about $4,500 USD) for organizing or hosting large meetings or events and the immediate closure of businesses exceeding authorized capacity. In addition, health and safety checkpoints to reinforce stay at home orders have been resumed at the Mexicali land ports of entry, including the Calexico West, Calexico East, and Andrade/Algodones land ports of entry.The checkpoints operate every Friday from 2:00 to Sunday at 8:00 p.m. Please note that there is a limit of two passengers per vehicle crossing southbound through Mexicali’s land ports of entry.
In anticipation of flu season, the State of Baja continues to work to ensure access to flu shots in each municipality. Efforts include a new drive-thru system located at Tijuana’s General Hospital to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. The service is free and available Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and no appointments are necessary.