On 9 October 2019, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City issued a Security Alert regarding the State of Siege, which reads in part as follows:
"Location: 20 municipalities in Guatemala
"Event: The Government of Guatemala has announced that the State of Siege continues in all of the municipalities listed below. Municipalities no longer subject to the State of Siege include Nahualá and Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán in the department of Sololá, and Puerto Barrios and Livingston in the Department of Izabal. Embassy operations are normal.
"With the possibility of an expansion of the State of Siege, U.S. Embassy will maintain the current list of off-limit areas for Embassy personnel, which includes the two previously mentioned municipalities in Sololá, as well as Puerto Barrios and Livingston in Izabal. The original 20 municipalities include:
- San Luis, Petén
- Nuevo Chahal
- Fray Bartolomé de las Casas
- Senahú Santa Catalina la Tinta
- Tamahú, Alta Verapaz
- Tucurú, Alta Verapaz
- San Agustín Acasaguastlán
- Río Hondo
- San Cristobal Acasaguastlán
- El Estor
- Los Amates
"In addition to the expansion of the State of Siege listed above, the U.S. Embassy will still include the two previously mentioned municipalities in Solola, as well as Puerto Barrios and Livingston in Izabal as off-limit areas."