The Chapala government has given local restaurants a green light to reopen for at-table service, effective as of Monday, May 18.
Restrictions that will be applied include reducing customer seating to 35 percent of full capacity, following sanitation precautions required for staff and guests, and limiting meal service to local residents only, according to a video announcement posted on Facebook by Mayor Moisés Anaya.
Chapala is among more than a dozen Jalisco tourism destinations that closed down normal operations of restaurants, hotels, and tourist attractions back on April 1, in a pact with Governor Enrique Alfaro aimed at mitigating the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Many of Chapala’s 453 registered restaurants have managed to continue working by accepting provisional rules to limit customer service to carry-out and home delivery orders.
Restaurateurs now seeking to resume at-table service inside the premises should consult with Chapala tourism director Gastón de la Torre, the man in charge of walking them through the requisite procedures established by the state government.