Chapala opens Phase Zero: a report from restaurants.
RESTAURANT IN THE CENTER OF AJIJIC.
Patrick O’Heffernan. Ajijic – Kicking off the reopening process, Chapala posted its Comprehensive System for Economic Reactivation (SIRI) on its Facebook page along with a video outlining the steps necessary for businesses to get accredited to open. Among the first to apply and reopen are restaurants.
At the state level, Governor Alfaro anticipates that in this “Phase Zero”, manufacturing industries will open first, followed by agricultural industries. Chapala is allowing the opening of its 450 restaurants in Phase 0. The official state plan and required sanitation protocols are to be released by this Thursday but local restaurant owners have already been able to apply. The plan will include dates for each phase of a sector’s reopening and the “new normal” for operation.
Tourism is expected to be the last sector to open and a spokesperson for UdeG projected 5 months before tourism is opened, bad news for Chapala and tourist-oriented Ajijic. But local restaurants are opening so Laguna talked with restaurant owners to get a picture of the reactivation process on the ground.
Pasta Trenta Italian Restaurant owner Barbara Romo reopened Tuesday night with 30% of her tables available and no more than 4 people per table plus following all sanitary protocols… Look for complete information in the print edition of this newspaper.