Green traffic light in Mexico City: An improvement in the economy and an increase in employment are foreseen

Note published on March 14 in La Prensa, Metrópoli [Metropolis] Section by María del Patricia Carrasco.
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With the return to normality of almost all commercial activities in Mexico City, it is expected that the economy will be activated, and new jobs will be created for the inhabitants of this capital, in the opinion of labor lawyers from De la Vega & Martínez Rojas.

They recalled that commercial establishments with a zonal impact, the main line of business of which is the sale and/or distribution of alcoholic beverages in open containers and/or individual servings such as bars, cantinas, clubs, discotheques or similar establishments, as well as events halls are returning to their activities in a normal manner.

Commercial establishments relating to massive activities or events in closed spaces, including sports, cultural, shows, concerts or similar activities or events.

Corporate and private sector offices. As well as other commercial sectors, activities and/or establishments that still have any restrictions.

The lawyers pointed out that the foregoing implies a return to normal operations of all business activities.

They explained that on March 4, an Executive Order by the Head of the Mexico City Government, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, PhD, was published in the Official Gazette of Mexico City; this publication informed that, based on epidemiological data and hospital occupancy of suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Mexico City, the Mexico City Monitoring Committee determined that the color of the Epidemiological traffic light in the entity would be GREEN.

In consequence, the foregoing Executive Order establishes in Article Two, Section II that commercial establishments and/or sectors specified in this section may operate normally, that is, in accordance with their capacity and in the allowed opening hours in their notice of operation and applicable legal provisions.

De la Vega & Martínez Rojas explained that Article Three establishes that all restrictions have been eliminated for the return in person to all basic, middle-upper and upper education schools, both public and private, as well as for nurseries and Points of Innovation, Freedom, Art, Education and Knowledge (PILARES) located in Mexico City.

They also explained that Article Four establishes that the following health rules must continue to be applied: The mandatory use of face masks in closed spaces Favoring the use of natural ventilation.

The placement of dispensers of antibacterial gel with 70% alcohol at the entrance and in the interior of areas of common use. The placement of health filters for the detection of temperature symptoms. Not allowing access to any person with a temperature of more than 37.5 degrees Celsius.

In consequence, in accordance with the Executive Order, all activities in general are resumed, with the only condition of the observance of the measures included in Article Four described above, they concluded.