We are open in accordance with the island's tourism industry, the Center for Disease
Control (CDC), the World Health Organization, OSHA 3990 and the Puerto Rico
Department of Health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
See our procedures and guides at the bottom of this page
Thanks to Puerto Rico climate and humidity, with caution, you can enjoy your vacation or event in one of the safest areas in America.
4-24-2020 SUNLIGHT could kill the coronavirus within minutes! New research from the DHS Science and Technology directorate found that high humidity, temperatures, and sunlight kills the virus in saliva droplets on non-porous surfaces and in the air.
The villa will be disinfected before your arrival. We have tables to disinfect, products and procedures in case you transport an illness without knowing it (see our procedures in this page). In addition in case something escapes with these measures; VILLA BONITA IS READY TO SHORTEN THE AVERAGE LIFE OF THE SURFACE OF 2 MINUTES AND IN AEROSOL IN LESS THAN A MINUTE AND A HALF WITH THE CURRENT TEMPERATURES THAT CAN GO OVER 95 DEGREES AND WITH OUR HUMIDIFIERS AND METERS. The climate of Puerto Rico in the Köppen climate classification is predominately tropical rainforest. Temperatures throughout the year are warm to hot, averaging near 85 °F (29 °C) in lower elevations and 70 °F (21 °C) in the mountains. Villa Bonita Average - 85 degree fahrenheit. The average annual relative humidity is 76.5% and average monthly relative humidity ranges from 73% in March to 78% in June. Another singularity of the climate of Puerto Rico is the large number of hours of sunshine it receives. Since it exceeds 3000 hours a year!
The Department of Home Security advising Americans on how best to sanitise their homes: "I can tell you that bleach will kill the virus in five minutes, isopropyl alcohol will kill the virus in 30 seconds". "And that's with no manipulation. If you rub it, it goes away even faster."
Medical Exemption for Hand Sanitizer
TSA is allowing one liquid hand sanitizer container, up to 12 ounces per passenger, in carry-on bags until further notice. Since these containers exceed the standard allowance typically permitted through a checkpoint, they will need to be screened separately. This will add some time to your checkpoint screening experience. Please keep in mind that all other liquids, gels and aerosols brought to a checkpoint continue to be limited to 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters carried in a one quart-size bag.
Most people do not leave the Villa during their vacations or destination wedding/event but soon all nearby beaches will be opened.
Signs with rules to be adopted
Puerto Rico Medical Task Force Recommendations 4-24-20; Outdoor recreational activities such as walking, jogging, cycling, or low physical sports have a low transmission risk of COVID-19, especially in well-ventilated areas. In this way, the opening of protected natural areas could be considered, avoiding crowding of people and maintaining physical-social distance. This will greatly help and benefit the relaxation and mental health of the community.
4-30-2020 Message in Spanish from the Governor of Puerto Rico announcing the beginning of the staggered opening.
We have hand sanitizers (and many more measures) but according to the FDA guidelines only if soap and water are not available hand sanitizers can be a good alternative. The best way to prevent the spread of infections and decrease the risk of getting sick is by washing your hands with plain soap and water, advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If soap and water are not available, the CDC recommends using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol to reduce the number of germs on your hands. However, hand sanitizers do not eliminate all types of germs, are not as effective when hands are visibly dirty or greasy, and may not remove harmful chemicals.
Hand sanitizers are an easy, quick alternative when handwashing with plain soap and water isn’t convenient or possible.
News - Science and technology Sea and pool water could be enemies of the coronavirus
They would be "quite hostile means" for the virus.
Coronaviruses have an envelope, a lipid membrane, and when they enter salt water, the water inside the virus tends to come out. (The Associated Press)
By EFE Agency
By EFE Agency May 6, 2020 • 10:07 am Madrid. Sea or pool water are, "in principle, quite hostile means" for coronaviruses, according to virologist Javier Cantón, although he warns that there are no scientific studies on their permanence in these places. The arrival of good weather and the start of the confinement de-escalation plan has raised the question of when and how to access beaches and swimming pools and whether their waters are safe from COVID-19. The Institute for Spanish Tourist Quality has just commissioned the Higher Council for Scientific Research to study the behavior of the coronavirus in water and sand, as it is essential information for taking action on the opening of these places. Cantón, a virologist at the Autonomous University of Madrid, tells EFE that both sea and pool water are, "in principle, quite hostile media" for this type of virus. Coronaviruses have an envelope, a lipid membrane, and when they enter salt water, they tend to plasmolysis, that is, the water inside the virus tends to go outside. That "could inactivate it." In the case of swimming pools, the reason is the chlorine that is added to the water and that, "in principle, it would also be effective for this," says Cantón.
Canton's opinion on swimming pools is in line with that stated by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, whose website contains advice and recommendations for citizens before Covid-19. The US body indicates that "there is no evidence that COVID-19 can spread among humans through water" and adds that "proper maintenance and disinfection (with chlorine and bromine) of swimming pools should be effective for the fight of the disease".
To prevent coronavirus, go beyond hand-washing. Moisturize, too BY REBECCA GALE, THE WASHINGTON POST Published: Thu, March 19, 2020 5:16 AMParagraph.
"Keeping skin moisturized is important," said Craig Shapiro, an attending physician in pediatric infectious diseases at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware. "If the skin is breaking down or raw, then the soap and alcohol disinfectants do not work as well. Cracked and bleeding hands also are more susceptible to infections. "Whenever you have a break in that skin barrier, that allows germs and bacteria to invade the skin area," said Christina Johns, senior medical adviser and spokeswoman for PM Pediatrics.
Johns and Shapiro confirmed that moisturizing hands does not increase the likelihood of picking up or spreading germs, especially if the hands are clean. Moisturizing hands does reduce microbial shedding from the skin and is part of good hand hygiene, which will protect people from picking up viruses and reduce the likelihood of transmission. "Lotion doesn't need to be a constant thing to be effective," said Preeti Malani, an infectious-disease doctor and chief health officer at the University of Michigan. And it doesn't need to be expensive: Drugstore brands, such as Vaseline and Aquaphor, can work well. Moisturizing lotions work by locking in existing moisture, so the ideal time to apply them is after washing, when the skin is hydrated. "At bedtime, put on some good-quality, inexpensive, effective moisturizer," she said. "If your skin is becoming raw and dry, you might be washing your hands too much."
Villa Bonita - Covid 19 procedures
Basis of our procedures
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