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Governor Authorizes Reopening of Bars & Clubs in Jalisco

After being closed for a month, bars and nightclubs have been authorized to reopen on Wednesday, September 1.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – After meeting with the health board this afternoon, Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez announced that the bars and nightclubs in the State of Jalisco that were closed during the month of August, would be allowed to reopen tonight – Wednesday, September 1 – with restrictions.

Puerto Vallarta is seeing a significant decrease in hospitalizations, from 97 percent occupancy at its highest peak in August to 54 percent yesterday.

Governor Alfaro pointed out that while the number of Covid infections seem to have reached a ‘plateau,’ conditions are still not ideal and some restrictions must be maintained so, as of September 1, Jalisco has applied new measures to promote economic reactivation, which include:

• Operation of bars and clubs resume at 25% capacity (regular hours)
• Restaurants can operate at 50% capacity (regular hours)
• Hotels with 80% of their rooms occupied, and common areas at 50%

Restrictions for events in closed spaces remain the same, with 150 people allowed in closed spaces, and 300 people in open spaces. All events of more than 300 people remain suspended.

The following live events and festivities have been canceled:
• Fiestas Patrias
• October Festivities
• Off-premise Religious Celebrations

Alfaro assured that the government will continue with the Epidemiological Surveillance and the active search for cases, as well as continuous monitoring for compliance with the action protocols against COVID-19.

He urged the people of Jalisco to not lower their guard, maintain preventive measures, and reminded that wearing a mask in public spaces is mandatory.

Source: Plan Jalisco 2021

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