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    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • Free COVID tests for taxi drivers and public transport drivers and Prohibition in stores at Semáforo Naranja.
    • About to start work for "La Lejona" Park in SMA.
    • City council agreement with “Corazón Urbano AC”.
    • 120-year-old’s key to longevity: eat lots of enchiladas.
    • 909 infected and 91 deaths are from Covid-19 in SMA in the first 53 days of 2021.
    • Guanajuato adds 31 more deaths from Covid-19.
    • It is not feasible, for now, to return to face-to-face classes.
    • Living in an Upended World: Spring is in the Air!
    • Tzedakah—a Jewish Mandate.
    • Interested in Radically Changing a Young Life?
    • The municipal government strengthens the program "minternet, in your education, we are with you!"
    • San Antonio neighbors unveil the roof of the María Montessori preschool.
    • Water consumption and extraction of pandemic increases.
    • Despite pandemic, vehicle verification increased during 2020.
    • Other Coronavirus News.
    • More News.
    • Wear a mask.
    • Take a hike.

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    Free COVID tests for taxi drivers and public transport drivers and Prohibition in stores at Semáforo Naranja.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. -From next week, free covid tests will be carried out on taxi drivers and urban transport drivers, as they are considered a risk group due to the direct and constant contact they have with the population.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    It is about to start a bipartite work for the subdivision "La Lejona" in San Miguel de Allende.
    By Gladis Montserrat Padrón Bautista

    San Miguel de Allende, Gto.– With an investment of 582 thousand 401 pesos, the President of San Miguel de Allende, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, delivered the first stage of rehabilitation of the Garambullos Park in the subdivision "La Lejona" where residents will enjoy exercise equipment and ...
    TV Independencia (sp) | English.

    The city council authorizes the celebration of agreement with “Corazón Urbano AC”.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., February 22, 2021.- The plenary session of the City Council approved the celebration of a collaboration agreement between the municipality and the civil association "Corazón Urbano" through which they will allocate a resource of 7 million pesos to improve the quality of life of the San Miguel population.
    SMA Government (sp) | English.

    120-year-old’s key to longevity: eat lots of enchiladas.
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    Receiving the Covid vaccine was another of many memorable moments in the long life of Doña Maria Antonia of Veracruz.
    Mexico News Daily

    909 infected and 91 deaths are from Covid-19 in SMA in the first 53 days of 2021.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - So far these first 53 days of the year 2021, that is, from January 1 to date, in San Miguel de Allende there are 909 confirmed cases of Covid - 19 and the virus has claimed 91 deaths.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Guanajuato adds 31 more deaths from Covid-19.
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    The state has a total of 2,646 active cases.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    It is not feasible, for now, to return to face-to-face classes.
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    The governor of Guanajuato affirms that this semester would be complicated because the anticovid vaccines "arrive by dropper" and herd immunity will not be achieved soon.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Living in an Upended World: Spring is in the Air!
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    Atención San Miguel

    Tzedakah—a Jewish Mandate.
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    Tzedakah is a Hebrew word meaning “righteousness,” but it is more commonly used to refer to the giving of charity.
    Atención San Miguel

    Interested in Radically Changing a Young Life?
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    Jóvenes Adelante (JA), A.C., began when a small group of local citizens recognized the potential of extraordinarily bright but very poor youngsters in San Miguel de Allende and the surrounding campo towns.
    Atención San Miguel

    The municipal government strengthens the program "minternet, in your education, we are with you!"
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto. As of February 22, 2021.– Education is a priority in the administration of Luis Alberto Villarreal García and therefore, in continuity with the program of stimuli to education, “Minternet, in your education, we are with you! The municipal president delivered 4 thousand packages to young students.
    SMA Government (sp) | English.

    San Antonio neighbors unveil the roof of the María Montessori preschool.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - This Sunday, municipal authorities delivered to the residents of the San Antonio neighborhood, the new shade mesh roof that was built for children of the María Montessori preschool.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Water consumption and extraction of pandemic increases.
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    There are municipalities that have to draw water up to more than 700 meters deep.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Despite pandemic, vehicle verification increased during 2020.
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    Leon, Gto. The Head of Vehicle Verification of the Secretariat of Environment and Territorial Ordering (SMAOT), Jaime Covarrubias, reported that the verification index rose during 2020, despite the periods of confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “In terms of percentage, in 2020 we closed with 43 per ...
    Zona Franca (sp) | English.
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    SMA and Mexico: Key Coronavirus Declarations History and Timeline.
    Last updated January 9, 2021.
    SMA and Mexico: Key Coronavirus Declarations History and Timeline.
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    U.S. Embassy News, Updates, and Information
    U.S. Embassy News, Updates, and Information.
    Lastest updates:
    • COVID-19 Information for U.S. Citizens in Mexico Last updated: [01/26/21].
    • Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (January 22, 2021).
    • Health Alert – Airline Passengers to the United States Must Provide Negative COVID-19 Viral Test (January 15, 2021) .
    • Health Alert – COVID-19 Testing Requirement for Air Travel (January 14, 2021).
    • Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update (December 11, 2020).
    • Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19 (Updated November 25, 2020).
    • Change in Availability of American Citizen Services (October 20, 2020).
    • Video: U. S. Consular Agent. Ericka Montez Ruiz, Midday Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende Oct 13.
    • SMA Consular Agency resuming limited in person services by October 13 (Posted October 10, 2020).
    • Subject: Mexico Travel Advisory – Level 3: Reconsider Travel – U.S. Embassy Mexico City (September 8, 2020).
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    COVID-19 Home and Care Guide
    COVID-19 Medical Information for San Miguel de Allende Mexico
    Up-to-date information regarding the current coronavirus. Learn about how to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19, and what to do if you experience symptoms.
    Home and Care Guide
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    From the COVID FB SMA page
    (It is a public page; you do NOT need to be a Facebook member to read)

    False Negative Covid PCR Test Results
    ... Based on our clinical experience we feel confident in saying that some people have had false negative tests. This should come as no surprise given the data - see below. This has occurred at every private lab we have used and the government lab too. ...

    To sum up, most health care providers now lean towards making a clinical diagnosis, ruling in positive patients based on their symptoms and history of exposure, rather than ruling out patients on the basis of the negative tests. It would be smart for all of us to follow this logic to avoid being misled by a false negative result.
    False Negative Covid PCR Test Results
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    If ANYONE tells you that a blood test of any kind can diagnose an active COVID-19 infection in SMA, they are DEAD WRONG.
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    Wear a Mask.
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