San Miguel de Allende is one city that has managed to be vigilant about the pandemic and has kept the infection at a low rate. Therefore, some activities will resume as of Monday, August 12. Obviously, the city must not lower its guard and will keep the mandatory mask ordinance as well as asking people to continue social distancing. These are the businesses that will have the approval to reopen: gyms, sports clubs, spas, and pools; but all of them will have to operate at 30 percent capacity. However, the following will continue to remain closed: cinemas, theaters, houses of worship, such as churches, massive cultural events, public sports facilities, public recreation areas, and saunas. Hotels will be allowed to increase their capacity to 50 percent. The street markets will also increase their capacity to 50 percent, but only local vendors will be allowed. In order to reopen, the businesses need to follow certain requirements. First among these is having the “Primero la Salud” (Health First) certification issued by the city government of San Miguel de Allende. Prior to receiving this certificate, they need to have taken training from IMSS about the prevention of COVID. After that, will they be able to request and receive the Guanajuato Sano certification, issued by the Government of Guanajuato through its “Distintivo Guanajuato Sano” portal.
The businesses agree to respect the agreements and guidelines issued by the health council and follow their instructions for the mandatory use of face masks, enabled areas for reception and delivery of merchandise, a proper mechanism for sanitizing footwear; established protocols for taking temperature, an antibacterial gel dispenser, the provision of masks for those who do not have one, and proper trash disposal containers. Long lines will not be allowed around the property, and staff will ensure that people maintain proper social distance. There will be extreme cleanliness inside and outside, and daily ventilation of the place.