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Restaurants that sell takeout, producers of plastic and keys, veterinarians and the tequila industry, among others, will continue. The companies authorized to work must comply with the health protocols or pay fines ranging from 5,000 to 250,000 pesos.

The Jalisco Government clarified the doubts that arose after the start of the inspection of the closure of businesses with non-essential activities due to the health emergency by COVID-19.

Alejandro Guzmán, coordinator of Economic Growth and Development, said that those who make essential products for supermarkets and hardware stores can operate.

He added that the construction will have the green light if it is associated with essential production chains or if it must deliver works whose failure could cause damage.

This means that, in addition to financial, gas stations, markets, grocery stores, transport services, kindergartens and asylums, restaurants that sell at home, street markets, parking lots, parts stores, health food stores, laundries, laundries and offices will be able to continue with their activities. of payments in commercial places.

The list includes producers of keys, paper, glass, plastic; tools, hoses, containers, packaging and packaging; crane services, bike workshops, veterinary and fumigation services.

The tequila industry and hotels serving members of essential supply chains, traveling for medical reasons or to provide humanitarian aid will continue.

Companies must comply with health protocols or pay fines ranging from 5,000 to 250,000 pesos.

Who can open and who cannot?

Before the wave of doubts, the state authorities gave more details regarding the activities that will allow them to operate, and those that will not.



  • Restaurants (home delivery or take away)
  • Tacos and loncherías
  • Containers, packaging and packaging
  • Tianguis (only food stalls, drinks and basic supplies)
  • Health food stores, tortillerías and bakeries
  • Spare parts
  • Public parking
  • Hardware stores, tlapalerías and stationeries
  • Laundries
  • Health (alternative medicine, psychological therapy, dentists, physical therapy, opticians, etc.)

Not essensial

  • Establishments in shopping malls with activities not allowed
  • Department stores
  • Furniture stores
  • Clothing, jewelry and accessories
  • Footwear
  • Handicrafts
  • Gift and sporting goods stores
  • Car agencies
  • Toy shops
  • Dry cleaners



  • Hotels (only for people who participate in essential activities)
  • Insurers, exchange houses and savings banks
  • Notaries, legal and accounting offices
  • Call centers
  • Locksmiths
  • Mechanical workshops and cranes
  • Bicycle workshops
  • Appliance repair
  • Veterinary
  • Fumigation

Not essensial

  • Filming
  • Productions
  • Advertising
  • Model agencies
  • Business consulting
  • Galleries and museums
  • Academies
  • Gyms
  • Aesthetic
  • Spas, motels and spas



  • Anyone who provides essential activities or whose suspension has irreversible effects
  • Medical, industrial, agro-industrial and farm products
  • Construction, maintenance and operation of critical infrastructure
  • Paper, glass, metal, plastic and raw material production
  • Printing and labeling of supplies and essential products
  • Electronics related to essential activities
  • Telecommunications, media and your entire supply chain

Not essensial

  • Anyone who fails to demonstrate that it is necessary for essential production chains.

Sanctions and two closings on day one of the operation against open shops

On day one of the surveillance day in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, to prevent non-essential activities from continuing to operate (in order to reduce the risk of the spread of coronaviruses in the city), it left a balance of 517 establishments in the municipalities from Guadalajara (104), Tlajomulco (331) and Zapopan (82). In addition, two businesses were closed for finding irregularities in their operation during the tours in Guadalajara and Tlajomulco.

Due to measures against the pandemic, the tianguis live without income

Clothing stalls, tiliches, toys, second-hand clothes, plumbing tools, snacks and even Texan. It is still possible to find all of this in the “La Consti” tianguis (Constitución neighborhood), in Zapopan, where some stalls are separated by up to two meters, but where others have not heard of “Susana Distancia”.

Yesterday only six out of 10 posts were installed compared to the regular ones. There are those who resist staying at home, because the money of the day is their only method of survival. "What are we going to do? We do not know. We are going to ask (Pablo) Lemus (the mayor) if they are going to give us this month of money because, what are we going to do? ”Said Adelina, who sells clothes.

Certain activities will be forced to close operations due to the protective measures taken to avoid COVID-19 infections, and not only in Jalisco, but throughout the country. One of the non-essential products is Adelina's: selling clothes.

She asked that at least they let her work on weekends, but the City Council has already informed her that no tianguis can be installed. "If he wants to take us away, let him leave us Saturdays and Sundays so that we can survive, even if it is." She is a mother and supports her children only on her income from daily sales.

Arturo Ballesteros and his wife, María del Rocío, also live off what the tianguis leaves them every day. "We are concerned. But we have worked very often, so we will take two weeks. Then we will see another way to have money, because a very big crisis is coming and we don't have savings. ”

Although the State Government announced support for small and medium-sized companies, as well as street vendors, corn farmers and domestic workers, they have always hit the wall: the pre- registration page ( planprotege.jalisco.gob.mx ) to access the loans "It is always saturated."

The Zapopan City Council reported that the Directorate of Tianguis and Commerce in Open Spaces began with its supervisory tours to prevent the installation of those that do not sell basic necessities.

Juana, who sells vegetables, explained that those who sell food were instructed to wear gloves, masks and to leave at 3:30 p.m., one earlier than normal.

Google translation from Informador.

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