A CoronaVirus (COVID-19) resource for the Lake Chapala area

Lakeside

Chapala EXPAT Liaison June 24, 2020

Lakeside

Chapala Municipality is now 28 official cases of Covid. Those who think the municipality is doing nothing, please answer the question how are we keeping the spread to 1 or less per day if we are doing nothing? Thank God we are not having an explosion of cases! Read more


Chapala EXPAT Liaison June 15, 2020

Lakeside

Governor Enrique Alfaro has posted a video explaining that despite the coming peak in virus, he must relax the restraint on the economy because it too is dying. Jalisco has had 6,357 cases and 327 deaths. Chapala has 20 cases and 1 death, but, here too the economy is dying and something must be done. Read more


Chapala EXPAT Liaison June 13, 2020

Lakeside

Buenos dias a todos! Good Morning! We have more sad news, we now have 16 cases of Covid in the municipality of Chapala.. Our Mayor Moy Anaya is working to face the situation by sending the announcement trucks more often. He knows we need more compliance, but, how do you force people? The anticipated peak is only an estimate and still not here . The second graphic shows the hospital spaces both private and public are getting full' Read more


Chapala EXPAT Liaison June 12, 2020

Lakeside

Good Morning my friends, more sad news. As of last night ,

We have 15 cases of Covid and one dead in Chapala municipality. There is no exact location information. You must keep yourself safe and take the precautions we all know. The dead was a 73 year old man. Read more


Coronavirus advances: be aware!

Lakeside Jalisco

The pandemic is not over; Jaliscienses face an increase in cases that we can reduce if we return to basic care

The Jaliscienses lowered their guard and the coronavirus advanced. The health alert for COVID-19 in the Entity worsened to such a level that, according to the National Epidemiological Surveillance System, half of the 5,244 cases that Jalisco has accumulated since March were documented in the last 10 days. Read more



Reduce hours of sanitary filters on roads

Jalisco Lakeside

From Monday to Thursday the vehicle flow will not be monitored because of the restart of industries and companies

Due to the restart of activities in shops and industries as part of Phase zero of the Jalisco Economic Reactivation Plan, the sanitary filters located on the roads leading to Nogales, Colima and Chapala will reduce their hours . Read more


Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 27, 2020)

Lakeside Mexico

Location: Mexico
Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 27, 2020)

The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico. Mexico City, Tabasco, Yucatan, Baja California, and Tlaxcala currently report the highest incident rates of active cases (incident rate is the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days). Hospital occupancy rates are also increasing, with the highest levels in Guerrero, Mexico City, Mexico State, Baja California, and Hidalgo. Mexican health authorities have reiterated calls for people to stay home during this time. Read more


Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 20, 2020)

Lakeside Mexico North America

Location: Mexico
Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 20, 2020)

The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico. Mexico City, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, Yucatan, and Baja California currently report the highest incident rates of active cases (incident rate is the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days). Hospital occupancy rates are also increasing, with the highest levels in Mexico City, Mexico State, Guerrero, Baja California, and Veracruz. Mexican health authorities have reiterated calls for people to stay home during this time. Read more


Chapala Presidente Moy Anaya Video - May 18, 2020

Lakeside

Presidente Moy Anaya just did a video which is on his facebook page which is shown below
Thanks to Jrod on Chapala . com for the summary slightly edited.

Presidente Municipal Moy Anaya held a videoconference clarifying FASE 0 and stressed three main points. (He will post this on social media later today.) Read more


Jalisco Governor's Speech on reopening

Lakeside Jalisco

The Govenor’s from last night on opening some businesses, published in La Voz de la Ribera. It’s basically a two-week test to see how we do. In two weeks it could get stricter or open up more, it depends on us.

Jalisco Governor Announces Opening of Some Businesses Next Monday.
BY CANO ON MAY 14, 2020

With the start of the so-called Phase 0 the Governor of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro Ramirez, that on Monday May 18 there will be economic revival of some activities. Read more


JALISCO| At least 12 municipalities of Jalisco will leave the confinement next Monday

Jalisco Lakeside

Throughout Mexico, there are 269 municipalities in 15 states that will be able to resume activities on May 18, however, the measure will be optional, so state governments will determine whether or not to adopt it.

In Jalisco there are at least 12 municipalities that are free of COVID-19 and that are not adjacent to regions with cases, which have been called “municipalities of hope”. Read more


AMLO presents a plan to return to the new normal in three stages; see dates

Mexico Lakeside

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented the plan to return to the new normality in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

During the morning press conference in the National Palace, Graciela Márquez, Secretary of the Economy, explained that the reopening plan in three stages of social, educational and economic activities seeks to give clarity, security and certainty to the population, so that they follow a path gradual, orderly and cautious. Read more


Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 12, 2020)

Lakeside Mexico

Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 12, 2020)

The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico. Mexico City, Tabasco, Morelos, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo currently report the highest incident rate of active cases (incident rate is the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days). Hospital occupancy rates are also increasing, with the highest levels in Mexico City, Baja California, Mexico State, and Sinaloa. Mexican health authorities have reiterated calls for people to stay home during this time. The government deployed elements of the Mexican Armed Forces this week to the six states most affected by the virus to protect medical facilities and workers as well as escort shipments of medical supplies. Read more


Support our Lakeside Cruz Roja

Lakeside

Covid-19 Response Appeal!

Giving to Cruz Roja is especially important at this time because their public fund raising events (such as the Golf benefit) have been canceled due to Covid-19 restrictions. Cruz Roja is now operating on a month-to-month funding basis and is financially strapped. The organization will need to curtail some services if sufficient money is not raised soon. Cruz Roja needs to keep the doors open and the emergency services functioning at full capacity to serve all of us during this pandemic. Read more


Governor cancels back to school in June in Jalisco

Lakeside Jalisco

Next week, Stage 0 could be presented to prepare for the economic reactivation of Jalisco, which would begin tentatively on May 18.

Despite the fact that the federal Secretary of Public Education, Esteban Moctezuma, indicated that he announced the return to classes for June 1 of the schools incorporated into this institution, in Jalisco the governor confirmed that this will not be the case, but that they will finish the cycle in a virtual . Read more


The Community Hospital of Jocotepec has been declared a Level One admitting facility

Lakeside

Thanks to Patrick O'Heffernan for translating

The Community Hospital of Jocotepec has been declared a Level One admitting facility for patients in serious condition due to the coronavirus. Level one hospitals are adequately staffed and equipped but may not have all the facilities that higher level hospitals have. The Community Hospital has the necessary equipment and sufficient supplies for expected cases, according to its Director. Read more


Mothers' Day Holiday Weekend Checkpoints

Lakeside

From Chapala EXPAT Liaison

The checkpoints will be strongly enforced this holiday weekend. Mothers' day is a major holiday in Jalisco. and will be a big problem with the Tapitios getting in. The Presidente has stated there will be zero tolerance. Anyone on the streets will be checked and sent home. The public is asked to stay home and wear masks if you have to go outl. Municipal directors are assisting in this effort. Restaurants and the cemetery will be closed on Mothers' Day. Restaurants are take out and delivery only. If this holiday is a bad experience the shut down could be extended to May 30. Read more


Tapatíos leave for the holiday again despite an alert

Jalisco Lakeside

The inhabitants of the ZMG take the suitcases again and ignore, as in Easter, the call to stay at home

Again, this weekend thousands of inhabitants of the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area ( ZMG ) took suitcases to leave the city and take advantage of the May 1 bridge , despite calls to stay at home to avoid the increase of infections by COVID-19.
As happened a month ago, at the start of the Easter holidays, travelers again ignored the restriction. Read more


U.S.-Mexico travel restrictions will continue in Laredo

Lakeside Mexico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is advising travelers that travel restrictions across the border will continue until May 20, authorities said Thursday.

“Although individual states are phasing in reopening efforts, U.S. Customs and Border Protection advises the traveling public that restrictions on non-essential cross border travel continue to remain in effect through at least (May 20),” CBP said in a statement. Read more



A message from the LCS President

Lakeside

"It's the best of times, it's the worst of times. Make the best of it" Noted Canadian poet and novelist Margaret Atwood

Dear Members and Friends of Lake Chapala Society, Read more




Official interpretation for Chapala of the rules put out by the governor, effective April 20

Lakeside

This is the official interpretation for Chapala of the rules put out by the governor, effective for today
1. Isolation to be enforced. No fines to be applied unless gross noncompliance is observed.
2. Go out ONLY if strictly necessary.
3. Population at risk, do not go out on foot.
4. Only essential activities allowed
5. No groups over 10 as previously stated for Chapala municipality.
6. ALL public spaces are closed.
7. Follow all sanitary recommendations,I.e.distancing
8. Wear masks whenever out of house. Checking on in car made case for drivers vision.
9. Fines are up to the Mayor. None in Chapala at this time.
10. Penalities are up to the Mayor and will be announced before implementation. Read more




Quarantine is extended until May 30 in high transmission areas of COVID-19

Lakeside Mexico

The Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, declared that Mexico maintains phase 2 of the health contingency for the Covid-19 and due to this, the National Day of Healthy Distance will be maintained until May 30 in the areas of high transmission of the coronavirus, the official recalled that it is important to continue obeying the main recommendation to stop the pandemic: stay home. Read more


Recommendations for dressing and protecting yourself from COVID-19 in phase 3

Lakeside Mexico

Although it is advisable to stay at home to avoid getting the new coronavirus (COVID-19) , infectious specialists recommend taking into account a simple guide of measures to go out, only in case it is strictly necessary, when phase three is reached of the pandemic; These range from clothing suggestions to the use of some accessories to be outdoors better protected. Read more


The Lake Chapala Society Bulletin VI April 11, 2020

Lakeside

We send our best thoughts and wishes to our members, volunteers, members of the Mexican Community and all our friends here at Lakeside.

We continue to go through these difficult times. We are hopeful the information below is of value to you. We know some people like lots of information and some prefer to see less. Please feel free to read in detail, or skim or just click on links that might be of value to you. Read more


Due to pandemic, Mayor of Chapala announces closure for tourists

Lakeside Jalisco

It ensures that those who arrive will be returned; Filters have already been implemented in the bus center and restaurants, hotels, parks and piers are closed

The mayor of Chapala, Moisés Anaya, stated that, during the health emergency caused by COVID-19, he will not allow tourists and people who do not reside in the municipality to enter. He assured that those who arrive will be returned. Read more


Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 9, 2020)

Lakeside

Location: Mexico
Event: Limited Passport Operations (April 9, 2020)

The U.S. Mission in Mexico suspended routine passport and other consular services March 19 in light of COVID-19. If your passport is expired or is going to expire soon and you have imminent travel plans to the United States, please contact the embassy or nearest consulate to apply for an emergency passport ONLY. To schedule an appointment, please call 55-8526-2561 or visit our website. Read more


Chapala EXPAT Liaison - April 9, 2020

Lakeside

Our older adults are the most vulnerable to the contagion of #coronavirus, so it is very important that they stay home to take care of their health.
We make available a phone line for transportation support and other services such as, purchase of medicines and food so that they do not expose yourself to leave your home, reliable staff will take to your door the first need items you require.
Take care and take care of them! #People rule Read more


Chapala EXPAT Liaison - New Facebook Group

Lakeside

Hi, everyone! The only priority of this page is to keep you officially informed here in our municipality of Chapala. We will be sharing instructions and relevant information as it comes to us in the coming days from our official voice Mayor Maestro Moises Alejandro Anaya Aguilar.
There is so much information on social media about this crisis. We will not argue the relative weight of any other communication. This page will be the official voice of our municipality in english. Read more


Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 7, 2020)

Lakeside

Location: Mexico
Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update: Holy Week (Semana Santa) Travel (April 7, 2020)

The annual tradition of Mexican Americans visiting family and friends in Mexico during Holy Week (Semana Santa) is one of the many traditions that bind our countries together. Unfortunately, this year is not like any other. Travel during the COVID-19 pandemic poses a real health risk to both travelers and those who receive them. Last month the United States and Mexico agreed to limit cross-border travel at land ports of entry to essential travel only. The Department of State has issued a Level 4 Global Health Advisory urging U.S. citizens to reconsider international travel. That includes those crossing the land border in private vehicles or buses. Mexican states have instituted health checks that could result in U.S. citizens being returned to the United States or placed in mandatory quarantine. For these reasons, and for the health and safety of citizens on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, we urge U.S. citizens planning to visit family and friends in Mexico this Holy Week (Semana Santa) to stay home and postpone any other non-essential travel. Read more


Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 6, 2020)

Lakeside

Location: Mexico
Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 6, 2020)

International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Mexico at this time. Read more


Important notice Gobierno de Chapala

Lakeside

Traders of the tianguis of the municipality of Chapala, who carry out unique and exclusively essential activities, such as those posts that sell food, drinks and basic needs products, will be able to resume the operation of their shops in the usual places, days and schedules. Read more


Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 3, 2020)

Lakeside Mexico

Location: Mexico

International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Mexico at this time. Read more



Message From Tommy Thompson from Barbara's Bazaar

Lakeside

As a local businessman, father, grandfather and husband I am extremely concerned that 'we' in our little village are not doing enough to maintain the social distancing needed to head off a crisis the likes of which already hit Italy, Spain and now the USA. Why anyone would assume that little Chapala will be exempt from the travesty of Covid-19 I don't know but it seems there are a lot of business people who aren't too worried. Read more


Criteria for essential business during alert given

Lakeside Jalisco

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. Read more


Immediate suspension from March 30 to April 30, 2020, of non-ESSENTIAL activities is ordered

Lakeside

Attending the indications where the Federal Government decrees extraordinary actions to address the emergency by covid-19.

Through the publication of the Decree establishing Extraordinary Actions to assist the Health Emergency Generated by the SARS-COV2 virus, published yesterday, March 31, 2020, in the Official Journal of Federation, the following recommendations are issued. Read more


OPEN CIRCLE - Caring for the Soul in Times of Chaos

Lakeside

Presented by David Bryen

To support Mexico's efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 Open Circle has suspended its weekly program at the garden at Lake Chapala Society. In lieu of a personal presentation, each week we will highlight a different video of a past presentation. This week we highlight Caring for the Soul in Times of Chaos, presented by David Bryen. This timely video was filmed January 5, 2020. Read more


LCS Update Bulletin V

Lakeside

April 1, 2020

Following the recent guidelines from the Mexican government, The Lake Chapala Society campus will remain closed and all in-person programs, services, and events will be suspended through April 30. 2020. We will be sending weekly LCS Update Bulletins. Please read these LCS Bulletins for dependable sources of information on the coronavirus, check the LCS website and Facebook for online classes, discussion groups, links to the online programs, and other reliable online resources. Read more


NATIONAL STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED

Lakeside

Unless you depend upon your housekeeper or other workers to provide essential services (services that keep you alive), the Federal government says your workers must stay home and be paid. Read more


Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico: COVID-19 Update (April 1, 2020)

Lakeside Mexico

Location: Mexico
Event: Mexico  COVID-19 Update (April 1, 2020)

The Mexican government declared a national health emergency on March 30 and imposed restrictions on non-essential activities in the public, private, and social sectors until April 30. Essential activities include medical services and supplies, public safety, fundamental economic functions, government social programs, and critical infrastructure. Schools in Mexico are also closed until April 30. For more details and for information on state and municipal restrictions, please visit our COVID-19 webpage. Read more



Doubts about COVID-19? IMSS solves them on this phone line

Lakeside Mexico

The Mexican Social Security Institute ( IMSS ) implemented a free telephone line to answer questions about the new coronavirus ( Orthocoronavirinae ) and, thereby, reduce the concentration of people in medical units where confirmed cases must be attended.

Through a statement, he explained that through the strategy "Telephone Medical Orientation and COVID-19 ", the beneficiaries can dial the number 800-2222-668, between 08:00 and 20:00, and receive medical attention by IMSS specialists via telephone line . Read more




LCS REACHING OUT PROGRAM

Lakeside

LCS is Reaching Out to make sure members of the community are Okay!

With the rapid spread of the COVID-19, it is strongly recommended that everyone practice social distancing by staying at home if at all possible and when with others keeping a six foot distance from other people. While effective, this practice can lead to isolation and loneliness or worse, anxiety or depression. LCS is implementing a new service called Reaching Out by contacting people to determine if they are Okay. This service is designed for community members, especially those living here alone either full time or those who have extended their stay at Lakeside because of the coronavirus. Read more


The UdeG warns of the need to abide by pandemic isolation

Lakeside Jalisco

They point out that if the population does not stay at home, they estimate between 46,470 to 59,046 cases, which would collapse hospitals in the State.

The University of Guadalajara, through the Health Situation Room, reported that Jalisco residents need to remain at home to avoid the spread of COVID-19 and the collapse of hospital care. Read more


More on announcement today from Hugh Lopez Gatell, the Mexican government epidemiologist

Lakeside Mexico

Hugh Lopez Gatell, the Mexican govt epidemiologist, announced this morning that starting today the entire country will be in a 1 month long mandated quarantine. Only essential businesses will open such as grocery stores and drugstores, and only services essential to public safety will operate like CFE and water. Here's a rough translation of what was said in the press conference word by word: Read more



Ultimatum given to isolate and curb coronavirus

Lakeside Mexico

Mexicans have a "last chance" to stop the pandemic; the Ministry of Health urges not to leave home for a month

The call is strong: stay home. This was summarized by the Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, the neglect that the Mexicans have made to the call not to go out into the street to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the country. Read more



López Obrador calls Mexicans to stay home

Mexico Lakeside

The President urges to follow the recommendations of the health authorities and avoid spreading infections

On Friday night, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador urged the population to stay home to avoid spreading the COVID- 19 pandemic and follow the recommendations of the health authorities. Read more


Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (March 25, 2020)

Lakeside Mexico

Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (March 25, 2020)
As of March 24, the Mexican Ministry of Health confirmed 405 cases of COVID-19 within its borders.

On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of U.S. personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19. Read more


LCS Bulletin iV March 25, 2020

Lakeside

The Lake Chapala Society Board of Directors came together to address next steps as it relates to CORONAVIRUS. As a result, the board has made the following decisions, effective today:

The Board of Directors followed the State of Jalisco’s "5 Dias en Casa” initiative. This initial 5 - day period has been extended at least through this Sunday. Please see the translation of today’s Governors message attach.
The Board has agreed to keep our campus and the Wilkes Center closed for the time being and will continue to have ongoing conversations to determine when we will reopen. We believe this is in the best interest of the largest number of people to help control the coronavirus within the foreign and Mexican communities. Read more


UPDATE FROM OUR GOVERNOR ENRIQUE ALFARO Mar. 25, 2020

Lakeside

Here's the governor's new speech, TRANSLATION courtesy of Paco Ojeda

• Millions of Jalisco citizens stayed home during the past five days. We should be proud.
• This is just the beginning of a resistance challenge, not a speed challenge.
• First results of the strategy are encouraging.
• Five days ago, Jalisco had the same number of cases as CDMX. In Jalisco, the number of cases did not increase as they did there, so we won’t impose obligatory quarantine (yet).
• We need to continue with these measures until Sunday.
• Monday we will appraise a new strategy based on testing in Jalisco.
• Stay home if you are over 60, pregnant women, or people with chronicle diseases (hypertension, diabetes, etc.)
• Workers that do go out must do so under the strictest hygiene conditions, as supervised by local authorities.
• Our economy cannot stop but health comes first.
• We need to shop locally to support small businesses.
• Ask for food to go.
• If you go shopping, go alone.
• If you’ll dine out, make sure that the restaurant you choose is abiding by clean conditions.
• Visiting Jalisco now puts everybody at risk, particularly if you come from the US. We love you and miss you, but stay home.
• Tonight, strategies to provide help for small and micro enterprises in Jalisco will be made available.
• Massive testing programs in Jalisco start tomorrow.
• We will not conceal our results. Quite the contrary. If our case number increases it will be because we are being proactive about testing.
• At the end of the day, the most important measure we can take is to commit to these guidelines. Read more



Important info for friends living at Lakeside

Lakeside

This is an email from a property manager to their slients with good information for all.

Just wanted to pass along some information to make sure you are aware of the current situation of the coronavirus here in Mexico, specifically here at Lakeside. We were in shock to find out that so many Americans and Canadians were not even aware of the Governor of Jalisco announcement last Friday asking for a 5-day lock-down…. That we thought maybe it is best to let you know when we have local information available. Read more




MESSAGE FROM GOV. OF STATE OF JALISCO - ENGLISH

Lakeside

Message from the Governor of the state of Jalisco. Enrique Alfaro. #ConferenciaDePrensa: #Coronavirus # COVID19 | March 23, 2020

Fifteen days ago, Jalisco made the decision to step forward and act responsibly in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. On March 12, we launched the Jalisco COVID-19 plan with a series of difficult but necessary measures. From the beginning, in this government, we decided to take a different route from the one that the government of the republic and other states of the country were taking. None of this is new; all we did was attend to the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), of experts and scientists from Jalisco, Mexico, and the world. Read more


LCS Update III

Lakeside

There is so much late breaking news that we feel it is important to get this update out to outline a few of the things we are working on. Read more


Lakeside Little Theatre Suspends Operations

Lakeside

LAKESIDE LITTLE THEATRE SUSPENDS OPERATIONS Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Lakeside Little Theatre has suspended operations until further notice. We know that some people will be disappointed by our decision. However, we believe it is our responsibility to our valued patrons and to the community at large to do our part in slowing the progress of this virus and to keep our community members, especially our most vulnerable community members, safe. We will notify our intent to resume operations when it is safe to do so. Please check on our website www.lakesidelittletheatre.com for further updates. Read more



Local Facebook Message From ESPAÑA RAMOS and CATHERINE-CLAIRE BLYTHE

Lakeside

PLEAD TO THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO BELIEVE THEY ALREADY HAVE CONTRACTED THE CORONAVIRUS:

It has been reported, without the use of any names, that several lakeside individuals believe they have contracted the Coronavirus but have not come forward as of yet. We urge you to please step forward, allow us to help you and the community at large. Rumors must be squashed, and reality faced. Read more


Here's everything you need to know about social distancing

Lakeside

Note: This article is not about the Lakeside area, but good information that applies to all of us.

(CNN) To stop the spread of coronavirus, health officials have instructed the public to practice social distancing -- staying home, avoiding crowds and refraining from touching one another.

Although living like that can be lonely, inconvenient and even frightening, it's for the greater good, says Danielle Ompad, an associate professor at New York University's School of Global Public Health. Read more


Open Circle Suspends Its Programs

Lakeside

The Open Circle Steering Committee has decided that until further notice we are suspending our weekly Sunday morning program at LCS. Even though there are few confirmed cases in Mexico, we feel it is not worth the risk of exposing our vulnerable audience to the coronavirus. More and more medical and scientific experts are advising to avoid large groups. Because our audience is one of the largest gatherings at Lakeside, we would rather err on the side of safety. In the meantime, are hoping to video the speakers and post the videos on our YouTube channel.

Please pass our decision on to friends who may not receive this announcement.

We will provide more information as it becomes available, and restore our regular program as soon as possible. Read more


Wednesday Ajijic Tianguis Suspended

Lakeside

⚠️ Attention ⚠️ The tianguis that takes place every Wednesday in #Ajijic, starting tomorrow March 18 will be suspended until further notice; this as a preventive measure against contingency by the coronavirus. #People's rule Read more


Dear Members and Friends of LCS

Lakeside

Yesterday, your Board of Directors came together to address next steps as it relates to CORONAVIRUS. Rather than planning for the largest AGM in our history and to look forward to extending the legacy of LCS and celebrating these past 65 years, we decided on the heart wrenching but necessary steps to do the right thing to safeguard the health and safety of our members, volunteers and the community at large. And as a result, made the following decisions: Read more


Open Circle Suspends Its Programs

Lakeside

The Open Circle Steering Committee has decided that until further notice we are suspending our weekly Sunday morning program at LCS. Even though there are few confirmed cases in Mexico, we feel it is not worth the risk of exposing our vulnerable audience to the coronavirus. More and more medical and scientific experts are advising to avoid large groups. Because our audience is one of the largest gatherings at Lakeside, we would rather err on the side of safety. In the meantime, are hoping to video the speakers and post the videos on our YouTube channel.

Please pass our decision on to friends who may not receive this announcement.

We will provide more information as it becomes available, and restore our regular program as soon as possible. Read more


LCS Bulletin -- COVID-19/Coronavirus

Lakeside

We all need to do our part as it relates to the Coronavirus. The Lake Chapala Society realizes things are changing rapidly. We are monitoring the latest guidance from the Cruz Roja, Public Health officials and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to stay updated with the latest information as it becomes available. Proper sharing of accurate information during a time of heightened concern is one of the best things we can do to keep rumors and misinformation from spreading. The CDC website is an excellent source of information. https://www.cdc.gov/media/dpk/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus-2020.html Read more


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