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Official Federal Decree in Mexico to Suspend Activities of Vulnerable Workers and Persons

Official Federal Decree in Mexico to Suspend Activities of Vulnerable Workers and Persons

On Wednesday March 24th, 2020, Mexico’s President Lopez Obrador announced a federal decree to protect the most vulnerable by keeping them home from work and to avoid attendance in workplaces, public spaces and other crowded places. We advise businesses and manufacturers to prepare for this.

  • Adults over 65 years old;
  • People at risk of developing serious illness and/or dying from it;
  • Pregnant and nursing women;
  • Children under 5 years of age;
  • Persons with disabilities;
  • Persons with chronic non-communicable diseases;
  • People with a disease or pharmacological treatment that suppresses their immune system.

In addition, the decree mandates:

  • Temporarily suspend school activities at all levels until April 17, 2020, as established by the Ministry of Public Education;
  • Temporarily suspend the activities of the public, social and private sectors that involve the physical concentration, transit or displacement of persons from the entry into force of this Agreement until 19 April 2020.

In accordance with the published decree, from this moment onwards the obligation to provide services/work is suspended, and in terms of the provisions of the Federal Labor Law, we consider that pregnant and breastfeeding women must receive their full salary, while the rest of the workers who are in the conditions described above will be subject to the provisions of article 429, section IV of the Federal Labor Law, i.e. a minimum daily salary in force until 19 April 2020.

Reference: Decree published in Federal Register (Spanish) on March 24, 2020:

CPI Recommendations for Businesses in Mexico

CPI has issued guidance for businesses and manufacturers in Mexico, including changes to facility policy, sick employees, hygiene practices, and more. Click here for CPI’s recommendations

Helpful Links for Monitoring Coronavirus and Related Measures

We’ve posted a list of helpful links from the Ministry of Health in Mexico, the CDC in the United States and the WHO. This includes guidance, infection rates and more. Read more

We are closely monitoring information available from scientific sources and the recommendations by national, state and local agencies to stay up to date with the changing landscape. We will keep everyone informed as things change.

Stay safe and wash your hands.

CPI Team

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