Utila Municipality 2020-07-09
There were 4 updates posted back to back, so I’m going to summarise them all in this one post.
Video. Spanish and English intermixed. English at 00:00-02:00, 05:30-06:40
Triage center Hours: 07:00-10:00 Monday-Friday
50 rapid tests donated by The Dream
- Takes about 30 minutes to get a result
- Close contact with the dock
- Controlling traffic and interacting with lots of people
- All municipal police being rapid tested, should have results tomorrow
- 14 tests sent off today to Tegucigalpa from the clinic staff
New trash collection vehicle:
- Vehicles don’t last particularly long on the island, about 4 years, so needed a replacement as the others had rusted out
- Cost: Almost HNL 500,000
- Vehicle will be upgraded with side boards so it can hold more trash
New trash site:
- Looking to build the road for this soon
- Are ready to isolate people who get sick
- Shower conversion in the bathrooms at Alton’s school almost complete
Video. English: 00:00-01:50
Chief of Police: Moises Bodden
All police have been tested, no one is showing symptoms. So far all tests are negative.
Thanks to The Dream for donating the tests so that all the police could be tested. Police testing is important as they are patrolling the dock and thus come in close proximity with incoming vessels and crew.
The police request that everyone wear masks and use hand sanitiser/gloves whenever you go out. This allows them to focus on crime instead of chasing people for biosecurity breaches.
Video. English: 00:00-02:00, 03:33-03:40
People line up outside, distanced. Doctor has a bed and desk available to do checks. Testing in the side room.
Thanks to everyone who helped clean up and provided the furniture.
Video shows processing of tests. Medical staff are wearing biosecurity garments (long jackets, face masks, eye coverings, hair coverings, gloves).
Rapid tests take 15-20 minutes to get a result after a sample is drawn.
Results sent to La Ceiba take about a week to return.
Video. English: 00:00-00:40, 01:10-02:20, 03:00-04:00, 00:40-end
Thanks to David Alderman for the new uniforms
- 18 uniforms donated
- Black camouflage military style uniforms
Thanks to Mr Shelby
- Been helping out the police
- Donating money to help people leave the island
- History of donations, including land for municipality buildings.
Mayor Bodden apologises for having to put in new rules, but they’re required for safety at the moment. We’ll know more about what’s needed longer term when the PCR results come back.