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Hotels and restaurants in Yucatan will open more fully by Nov. 2. Photo: Lee Steele / YEL

Yucatan’s economic reopening turns another corner Monday, Nov. 2, when beaches and parks reopen and social gatherings can resume under health protocols.

The beaches and parks will still require social distancing and closed-off children’s areas.

Weddings, baptisms and similar social events will be allowed, but capped at 50 people in enclosed areas and 100 when the occasion is outdoors.

Shops and shopping malls may operate under staggered hours. Restaurants may seat customers and serve alcohol until 10 p.m.

Passenger limits in vehicles will be eliminated and hotels can book up to 50% of their rooms.

But a curfew on road traffic will still be maintained at 11:30 p.m.

Yucatan continues to officially operate under the “orange traffic light,” the second-highest state of alert.

While the availability of hospital beds is improving, Yucatan’s positivity rate remains at 50.7%, showing no change in 15 days, health officials reported Thursday.

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