In previous days the issue of a password, or QR code, was discussed and approved by the City Council as a good health measure for COVID-19. The initiative was presented by Mayor Luis Alberto Villareal, and delivered in a 15 minutes presentation before the City Council session. The initiative was approved as a good preventive measure. The problem was that local businesses representatives claimed that they hadn’t been notified of the measure, which will become mandatory without having reached an agreement with those involved in applying the measure. Alderwoman Laura González commented that she does not fully agree with the measure. Since the city is under the orange traffic light pandemic designation, there is an obvious need to control entry. However, the measure will cause a lot of traffic at the entry points as travelers undergo the necessary questionnaires.
Some sanitary filters do not work at night. Also, the entry points at Doctor Mora and Dolores Hidalgo do not have filters; only those at the entrances of Celaya and Querétaro. The proponents stress that they voted in favor of the QR code initiative because they know that during this health care crisis, the greatest possible prevention measures should be taken. It’s not possible to simply ask people to stay at home, because it is not a fair measure for everyone since some need to go out to work.