COVID-19 Resources for Employers in Mexico

New Legislation Enacted

Because the COVID-19 situation is dynamic, with new governmental measures each day, employers should consult with counsel for the latest developments and updated guidance on this topic. Littler has published various articles, addressing related concerns – by topic, industry, and geographic region, including covering Mexico’s governmental measures – to help employers identify issues and weigh their options. Littler’s articles can be found in its “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Employers.”

COVID-19: Declarations of Sanitary Emergency and Extraordinary Actions

New Order or Decree

On March 30, 2020, Mexico’s General Health Council declared a sanitary emergency due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On March 31, the Ministry of Health published in the evening edition of the Official Gazette of the Federation an agreement to establish extraordinary actions to deal with the health emergency caused by the COVID-19 virus. Notably, the agreement suspends all non-essential activities from March 30 through April 30, 2020 (Suspension Period). This article, entitled “Mexico: Declarations of Sanitary Emergency and Extraordinary Actions are Issued in Light of COVID-19” and published on, discusses how the government’s measures affect employers.