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Panic Button Facts – January 15, 2021

Early rumors and news sources cites pending closures and restrictions for businesses and public life.  News outlets published WITHOUT reading the actual published decree.

The Official Decree publication can be found here for any of you that speak Spanish https://periodicooficial.jalisco.gob.mx/sites/periodicooficial.jalisco.gob.mx/files/01-15-21-bis.pdf

I will summarize here the salient points of which have been misrepresented today or were changed from earlier reports so everybody knows what the law requires of them.

This applies to the State of Jalisco but many municipalities may enact their own restrictions, Chapala, for example has done just that today.

The restrictions are as follows:

Commercial establishments (those not ordered closed) shall have a maximum density of people of no more than one person per 4 square meters in closed areas and one person per 2 square meters in open areas with a maximum capacity of 50% of their capacity.

All businesses must:

1)      Deny access and not attend to anyone without a face mask

2)      Only allow access to one person per family and not allow access to people under 15 nor older than 60.

3)      Restrict parking space to no more than 25% of its capacity

4)      Install sanitary filters at all pedestrian access points and interior parking lot access

5)      If the maximum capacity is reached, clients shall wait outside in lines that have 1.5 meters between each person

Restaurants and Cafes may operate until 10pm.  Then it is only home delivery.  Maximum 6 people per table.

Hotels and motels only up to 50% capacity, no common areas or group activities or parties.

Permanent closures of the following businesses:

Movie theaters, theaters, museums, zoos, aquariums, as well as cultural and recreational events, bars, casinos, cantinas, nightclubs, gyms, sports clubs and private sports facilities.

Government, corporate and professional service offices should prioritize working from home when condition permit.

Religious activities:

No religious masses or ceremonies.  Churches open for individual visits but only up to 50% of their capacity or up to 50 people.  No singing or chanting

Schools:

Classes in public and private schools suspended for all educational levels.  Daycare allowed under approved protocols.

Activities in public spaces:

Prohibited to use public spaces such as sports areas, plazas, municipal gardens, community centers and the like.  Via Recreativa suspended and beaches only can be used 5am to 3pm.

All parties and meetings suspended, prohibited to have public concerts, parties, fairs or festivals in the street, parties in restaurants, bars, nightclubs, event halls and event places.  No fireworks or bonfires and no equestrian events.

Measures valid until January 31, 2021 and are subject to being extended if necessary.

Sanitary checkpoints to be done at airports, ports, bus stations and highways to adjoining states.

This seems really watered down from the doom and gloom news reports this afternoon.  Still it seems like something is missing.  Really there is, they published decrees 2, 3 and 4.  Where is number 1?  Also I thought, crap, my clientele, retirees cannot be let into my law firm, but then saw that they forgot to differentiate for essential services and if they cannot come into my office neither can the go to the supermarket, banks, clinics, laboratories or hospitals. 

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Why all this debating?. The governor has asked us all to follow his guidelines in order to save lives and not over burden the healthcare system here. Same as every other country around the world. Can

Supermarkets are denying entry to people over 60.  Looks like they need to try and get a fake ID saying they are 58.  How they will eat will be hard. Why don't they just ban fat people from grocery st

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I assume that means no Monday or Tuesday markets.  And, since those over 60 are essentially under "house arrest", would someone explain just how they will get fresh foods from the grocery stores?  Trust them to pick  veggies and fruits to deliver? Oh, right.  That's only the beginning.   What a mess.

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33 minutes ago, timjwilson said:

Does that mean I don't have to pay taxes and water?

Public service windows in govt buildings are allowed to open.  

You can pay online. 

The 15% discount is good until end of Feb. These restrictions expire Jan. 31.  

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Posted on Chapala FB Page:L

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Chapala Jalisco
January 15, 2021.
By the authority concerned, the Malecons Commercial Zone of Chapala will not be closed, we ask all visitors and local to please 🙏 respect the sanitary filters and use mouth covers, this for the purpose that our people can continue to work and be able to carry the livelihood to feed your family 🙏 👪 since Chapala is tourist and fixed jobs in Chapala there is no, that's why our income can only acquire from the visitor, so I ask you to take care of yourself That's how we all take care of ourselves.
Locals in the beach area (Chapala Malecon) are from 10 am to 8 pm.
Visit Chapala Jalisco responsibly so that our people will continue to not lose their source of income, thank you very much 🙏
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2 hours ago, gringal said:

I assume that means no Monday or Tuesday markets.  And, since those over 60 are essentially under "house arrest", would someone explain just how they will get fresh foods from the grocery stores?  Trust them to pick  veggies and fruits to deliver? Oh, right.  That's only the beginning.   What a mess.

I would trust this service to pick good veg.  If you don't see what you want, just ask.  They shop at the GDL abastos and can get anything you want.  Prices include delivery.  

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Tianguis is allowed under new restrictions

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5 hours ago, Mainecoons said:

Sounds like anyone over 60 is basically in house arrest.  Is this legal under the Mexican Constitution, Spencer?

My first thought on your question would be, isn't that why the check points weren't put back up because it infringes on a persons ability to travel as per the Mexican constitution(or at least that what I heard)and then we would have to start with the first amendment of the constitution to answer your first question:

 Any form of discrimination, based on ethnic or national origin, gender, age, disabilities, social status, medical conditions, religion, opinions, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other form, which violates the human dignity or seeks to annul or diminish the rights and freedoms of the people, is prohibited.Ver más

And the next is amendment 11:

Every person has the right to enter and leave the country, to travel through its territory and to move house without the necessity of a letter of safe passage, passport, safe-conduct or any other similar requirement. In the event of criminal or civil liability, the exercise of this right shall be subject to the judicial authority. Relating to limitations imposed by the laws on immigration and public health, or in respect to undesirable aliens residing in the country, the exercise of this right shall be subject to the administrative authority.Ver más

And like its already been stated, the Chapala municipality is denying 'senior' discounts on your predial to expats so it all sounds like a "do as I say not as I do" the rules will be made up and changed to suit our needs. YMMV

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6 minutes ago, gringal said:

So, definitely, what's the final word on the Monday and Tuesday "farmer's" markets?  Open or not?

Tuesday Market says open, read here, https://marketchapala.com/

I think there are 2 Monday markets now---one at the strip mall inside Sunrise, and a newer one called Mama's Monday market near Lety's.   They both have FB pages, but neither of them address this question, one way or the other.  

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Markets may be open BUT there must be 3 meters between the front of each stand per state rules

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14 minutes ago, Mostlylost said:

Who denied them entry. Was there an employee at the door checking ID? A policeman in front checking ID?

There was a policeman turning people away at Soriano my Dad said.

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Supermarkets are denying entry to people over 60.  Looks like they need to try and get a fake ID saying they are 58.  How they will eat will be hard. Why don't they just ban fat people from grocery stores? It is obvious they don't need food and aren't protected under the constitution.

 

I will kick the hornets nest for you guys

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39 minutes ago, hensley said:

There was a policeman turning people away at Soriano my Dad said.

I went to Soriana this morning and I am over 60. No police in sight.  The only difference is you go the door by furniture store and exit out of the one by pet store. 

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Maybe seniors can get fake IDs to say they are 58, like in college you got a fake ID to buy alcohol, similar but now its for rubbing alcohol and meds and food

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2 hours ago, Intercasa said:

Maybe seniors can get fake IDs to say they are 58, like in college you got a fake ID to buy alcohol, similar but now its for rubbing alcohol and meds and food

Or we can put on our big kid pants and act like responsible grown-ups.

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Some of you seem to be forgetting that we are living in Mexico. These directives aren't aimed at inconveniencing retired gringos. Most elderly Mexicans have plenty of family around who can go shopping for them. The aim is to keep their elders from dying. 85% of COVID patients in Mexico who are put on ventilators end up in the morgue.

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