Bogotá Mayor, Claudia López, announced that any commercial establishment that sells alcohol will be allowed to keep its doors open until 3 in the morning. This news bodes well for pubs, restaurants and gastro-bars who can now sell alcohol during concerts and any event that might come along as re-activation builds up steam.
"Today we have a much better handle on the pandemic since it began, thanks to a concerted effort on behalf of the people," said Mayor Claudia López.
Mayor López then went on to explain that many factors have led to this welcomed sign of re-activation. It’s not just the vaccine, the individual and collected efforts on behalf of the city have placed us in a more comfortable position. "Today we have created more jobs and we are beginning to show signs of decrease in poverty, and the opposite is also true, income has risen." The mayor went on to say that, "the best security to have now is the security that comes with re-activation, and with it, the generation of more jobs.”
As it stands, normal business hours are going back to normal, even the night shift has begun to transition smoothly back into the workforce. This means that the 60,000 plus jobs that have been lost since the pandemic began are now expected to return.
Here is the image/link with the measures that will take effect on August 27:
According to Asobares, since the soft re-opening on June 8, more than six thousand jobs have been generated. As employment rises, sales have also benefitted, both have risen from 25% to 30% in such a short time.
The entire food-service industry must register their bio-safety protocols in the link https://bogota.gov.co/reactivacion-economica/#registros
These businesses will then have to implement the bio-safety protocols established by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection as per Resolution No. 777 of 2021.
Faced with a city-wide vaccination process, in which 6,439,482 doses of vaccines have been applied, of which 3,762,250 correspond to first dose and 2,677,232 to the second. Mayor Lopez hopes that her city will reach 90% herd-immunity by October.
"The city trusts that further announcements (such as: the extension of vaccination to the population over 12 years of age) will be accompanied by vaccines," said Mayor Claudia López, "Bogotá has the facilities, the equipment and fully-trained staff, which suggests that by October of this year, we can reach 90% herd-immunity. The rest depends on Bogotá."
Bogotá continues its re-activation and from today it opens bars until 3AM.
As of Friday, August 27, pubs, restaurants and any commercial establishment that sells alcoholic will be able to operate normally between 10AM until 3AM the following day.
This schedule will also apply to the sale of alcohol during concerts and massive events.
All pubs, gastro-bars, nightclubs and establishments that serve alcohol must register their bio-safety protocols in the link:
These establishments will then have to implement the bio-safety protocols established by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection as per Resolution No. 777 of 2021.