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COVID-19 Information – Mexico State
March 24, 2020

Last updated: [06/16/21]

The government has determined that the state is in green on the federal stoplight system. Public transportation is operating at 50 percent capacity to maintain a healthy distance between users.  Authorities have closed 20 percent of metro, Metrobus, and light rail stations.  It is mandatory to wear a facemask while using public transportation.  In coordination with Mexico City, strict driving limitation measures have been applied based on license plate numbers. The same applies to the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico and the Toluca Valley.  However, as of June 15, 2020, vehicles with a 0 and 00 hologram, and electric and hybrid vehicles are exempt from the Hoy no circula program.  Daily restrictions still apply to all other holograms from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.   Stay-at-home orders are in place and it is recommended that people only go out for food, medicine, and basic necessities, while wearing a mask.  Officials may issue fines and/or arrest and detain individuals found to be in violation of stay-at-home orders.

Since February 15, 2021, per the Plan Regreso Seguro established by Mexico State authorities, the following businesses will be opened under strict health regulations:

  • Hotels, malls, department stores, restaurants, and manufacturing plants under 40 percent capacity.
  • Office supply shops, clothing stores, toy stores, furniture stores, supply stores, and electronics stores, while avoiding large conglomerations.
  • Outdoor sporting activities are allowed at a 50 percent capacity.
  • Religious services allowed at 30 percent capacity.
  • Related business services are allowed but should continue to rely on telework and avoid social gatherings.
  • Barbers, dry cleaners, workshops, repair shops, home appliance stores, and general maintenance businesses are allowed.