Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro last week announced a major replanning of his government’s Covid-19 strategy, eliminating most of the current restrictions on business, cultural, social, religious and sports activities, and allowing gatherings of up to 300 people without the need to request a special permit.
The state government’s “Plan Jalisco ante la Pandemia 2021” will run until December 31 and, Alfaro stressed, has three main focuses: “adaptation, coexistence and social responsibility.”
The new strategy opens up nearly every aspect of the economy, including previously shuttered sectors, such as culture and sports. Even bars and nightclubs will be allowed to resume their regular activities, although with strict safety protocols in place.
Students, however, are the most shortchanged sector of the new strategy. The governor ruled out any return to face-to-face classes before the start of the next academic cycle, in August.