COVID-19 in Peru: More Information

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Health Alert: COVID-19 Update, Peru (September 9, 2020)

 

COVID-19 Cases: As of September 9, Peru’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) reports 696 000 confirmed cases of COVID-19; a total of 30,123 fatalities and 530 000 have recovered. Lima and Callao still have the highest concentration of COVID-19 cases countrywide. 

According to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, Peru is currently seventh in the world for the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases (https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html). 

Confirmed cases and fatalities continue to increase because of the movement and economic activities in metropolitan areas. Everyone is encouraged to continue practicing social distancing, and facemasks are required at all times in public to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Also, the government has dictated a new rule for everybody who is going to use public transportation, apart from wearing a face mask you have to use a facial protector.

Prime Minister, Pedro Cateriano, on the 3 of august confirms that the order to have remote work has extended until July 2021 to avoid the risk of contagious. 

 

Quarantine Measures and National Curfew: Peru’s national state of emergency and quarantine measures are in place through  Wednesday, September 9. Mandatory nightly curfew hours begin at 10:00 pm and end at 4:00 am for almost every region except Arequipa, Ica, Junin, Huanuco, San Martin, Madre de Dios y Ancash that still have an obligatory quarantine and curfew from 8:00 pm until 4:00 am. The all-day Sunday curfew remains in effect only to the regions that have obligatory quarantine for the rest is no longer available. 

 

For a complete list of quarantine restrictions, refer to the U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 webpage at https://pe.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information.

 

If you want to know more about all the arrangements we have made in Treehouse Lodge for all of our guests, take a look at our blog “7 guidelines to prevent COVID 19 at Treehouse” for more information. Don’t forget you can contact us if you have any questions and we would be happy to assist.

 

7 Guidelines to Prevent COVID-19 at Treehouse Lodge

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The Treehouse Lodge team has been working on guidelines to prevent Covid-19 and maintain all safety precautions, both for guests and their workers, to be able to adapt to the new normal, receive guests again at the lodge and offer you an unforgettable and safe experience in the middle of the Peruvian jungle.

Below we detail the 7 proposed guidelines to face the global Covid-19 pandemic at Treehouse Lodge.

1. Cleaning and disinfection of work centers

During the months that we did not receive guests, the lodge’s areas were kept clean. But, before operating again in August, a deep cleaning was also carried out, followed by disinfection guided by the official MINSA recommendations to prevent Covid-19.

These are the areas of the hotel that will be subjected to constant cleaning and disinfection, at least twice a day:

  • Office, kitchen, dining room, gazebo, access, bridges, walkways, transport units, community toilets, and rooms (will also be cleaned after each reservation).

2. Evaluation of the health condition of workers

The health of each Treehouse Lodge worker is very important to us, that is why we have a person in charge of the Occupational Health Service who will manage all the processes of reincorporation of the workers and the constant processes such as taking the temperature before entering the hotel.

3. Mandatory hand washing and disinfection

Proper handwashing is very important to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For this reason, at Treehouse Lodge we have set up hand washing and disinfection points in different areas to comply with the recommended prevention measures.

The following spots will be conditioned with liquid soap, hand sanitizer with 70 to 95% alcohol, paper towels, and toilet paper:

  • Office, entrance to the lodge, kitchen, dining room, gazebo, transport units, community toilets, and rooms.

Also, posters will be posted at each hand washing and disinfection point on the correct way to wash hands.

4. Raising awareness of the prevention of contagion

After the period of isolation, each Treehouse Lodge worker will receive training about the prevention and protection of the coronavirus. Likewise, hand washing reminders will be posted and the use of masks will be mandatory.

5. Preventive measures of collective application

Another of the preventive measures that have been taken in the lodge is the adequate ventilation of rooms, the cyclical renewal of air volume, social distancing (minimum of 1.5 m) and, always using a mask.

The capacity of all common areas has also been defined, in the dining room the respective social distancing must be maintained (minimum 2 meters) and the previously established shifts must be respected. In the case of excursions, the required distance will also be maintained. Also, physical barriers will be implemented in shared modules. When registering guests, we will try to avoid contact or exchanging materials.

The transport used for transfers from the airport will be conditioned to isolate the driver; he and the passengers will be provided with: liquid soap or disinfectant, alcohol gel or 70% alcohol, masks and face shield, cleaning cloths, as well as safe and effective surface disinfectants.

6. Personal protection measures

Respirators and /or masks (Epp) must be worn at all times at Treehouse Lodge.

7. Surveillance of worker’s health in the context of COVID-19

As a surveillance activity against Covid-19, the body temperature of all workers will be controlled at the time of entering and ending the working day.

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Contact us if you have any questions, or if you are ready to plan a visit to Treehouse Lodge.