Last updated: [06/16/21]
While the federal government has determined that the state is in yellow on the federal stoplight system, the State of Sinaloa has deemed Culiacan to be in red on the state’s own scale, while Mazatlan and Los Mochis are in brown, just below red, on the state’s own scale. Sinaloa is recommending all residents follow federal guidelines to promote social distancing. Cities are applying varying restrictions, with some stricter than others. State authorities have encouraged people to remain in their homes unless undertaking essential activities including shopping for groceries and medications; seeking medical care; caring for senior citizens, people with disabilities, dependent minors, or other vulnerable people; and traveling to banks. Officials in some municipalities may issue fines to individuals found to be in violation of stay-at-home orders.
Random checkpoints will be in place and personnel from the Health Secretariat will be checking the temperature of visitors. Camping is not allowed.
- Culiacan: All normal work activities are permitted at this time. Public spaces are open with capacity controls in place. Restaurants and hotels are open to a maximum of 75 percent occupancy and are held to the current sanitary protocols, including social distancing and face masks. Theaters and stadiums are open with occupancy limits of 50 percent. Face masks are required while riding public transport.
- Mazatlan: Mazatlan is open to tourism. Hotels are open with occupancy limits in place. Sanitary measures include mandatory use of face masks on all public transport. The Malecon and beaches are open to the public. Access to public areas is monitored by the local authorities and people are encouraged to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 yards from other family groups. Stadiums and theaters are open with capacity limits between 30 and 40 percent. Restaurants are open with sanitary seating limits of four people per table.