Ventilation in places in Baja California will be checked with CO2 monitor

The objective of this new strategy is to have COVID-19 free spaces, said the Secretary of Health

Photo by: Saira Peñaloza

Due to the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic continues worldwide, and after observing an increase of cases in Baja California, the State Secretary of Health announced the new strategies that will be carried out to face this virus.

The first strategy consists of detecting and following up on COVID-19 cases that arose from a trip, either by plane or bus, after just in the last month (June 22 to July 16), close to one thousand 285 people have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2, when traveling in the same transportation as a person who left or entered the state, and tested positive for the coronavirus.

According to the head of this agency, Alonso Pérez Rico, in order to cut transmission chains, the people who were exposed will be contacted. This will be done through the Call Center COVID-19, so the number they will be calling will be 686 689 13 10. The secretary assured that no personal information will be requested, but the contacts with whom that person was in communication will be requested.

On the other hand, in order to have COVID-19 free spaces, public places such as airports, bus stations, schools and workplaces, bars, night clubs and other closed places will be monitored by the agency to verify the level of CO2.

This will allow them to find out if they have proper ventilation, for which a portable monitor of CO2 meters will be used. He added that in case of exceeding the levels (>=750 ppm) the business or commerce must be evacuated and ventilated.

Finally, as part of the new protocols, as previously mentioned, only vaccinated people will be able to attend massive events, but in addition to this, Pérez Rico informed that now the permitted capacity in closed establishments will be based on the social distance of 1.5 meters, and not on their installed capacity.

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