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May 19, 2022

Social Events Still Permitted, No New Measures

In less than seven days, the National Agriculture and Trade Show Grounds in Belmopan is expected to draw a multitude of visitors from across the country for three days of events. Lobster Fest is scheduled immediately after, followed by Carnival in September. According to Dr. Musa, no consideration is being given at this time to reinstate certain COVID-19 measures that have been relaxed. So, social gatherings and public events are still being permitted as scheduled.  Notwithstanding, Dr. Musa recommends that event planners carry out their activities in a responsible manner, so as to sustain the health and economy of the country. She offered the following recommendations.


Dr. Melissa Diaz-Musa

Dr. Melissa Diaz-Musa, Director of Public Health and Wellness, M.O.H.W.

“For event planners, our recommendations is out door, big large spaces, limited crowds if possible, hand sanitizing. Still have some measures in place that can control spread. We know if you are outdoors the spread is less likely than if you are in an air conditioned room and the room is very tight and everybody is sitting very close together. We have seen in the past that almost ninety percent of persons in that environment get infected. Whereas, if you have an outdoor something in your hard, lots of space, tables are spaced out, the spread was not as much. Also, if you are in these areas it is important to wear you mask to cover your face and mouth. Talk to your friend and family that you are going to whichever event you are going to. Is anybody sick? Is anybody at your home being isolated presently? Have you been in contact with anybody at your work place that you are concerned that you have been exposed to? If the answer is yes, then don’t go. Don’t go to that function. At this point we have got to start making the choices we know will help to sustain the health of our country and our economy as well.”

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