Alerts and Updates

Mexican Federal Government Suspends Activities in Wake of COVID-19

March 27, 2020

Mexican Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell announced on March 25 that Mexico's federal government would suspend all nonessential activities beginning on March 26. The government has also asked the private sector to allow employees to work from home to slow the spread rate of COVID-19.

However, the government has indicated that the following activities will continue to be provided to the public and private sector:

  • Healthcare services
  • Energy supply
  • Gasoline supply
  • Cleaning services
  • Public safety services

Furthermore, as part of the Mexican government’s efforts to manage the current crisis, the Mexican Social Security Institute has begun to issue work disabilities remotely so that employees no longer have to appear at one of its centers to request such disability.

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Duane Morris has created a COVID-19 Strategy Team to help organizations plan, respond to and address this fast-moving situation. Contact your Duane Morris attorney for more information. Prior Alerts on the topic are available on the team’s webpage.

For More Information

If you have any questions about this Alert, please contact Eduardo Ramos-Gómez, Rosa M. Ertze, Miguel de Leon Perez, any of the attorneys in our Mexico Business Group, any member of the COVID-19 Strategy Team or the attorney in the firm with whom you are regularly in contact.

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