As a result of the entry into force of the green traffic light declared by the Mexico City Epidemiological Traffic Light, employers in the capital can request that all of their employees return to the work centers.
On March 4, an Executive Order by the Head of the Mexico City Government, Claudia Sheinbaum, PhD, was published in the Official Gazette of Mexico City; this publication informed that, based on epidemiological data and hospital occupancy of COVID-19 cases, the Mexico City Monitoring Committee determined that the color of the Epidemiological traffic light in the entity would be Green.
“What the Executive Order implicitly says is that the health contingency or force majeure that led the workers to carry out activities at home, has ended and, therefore, companies can return to their normal capacity of workers”, pointed out labor lawyer Óscar de la Vega, partner at the De la Vega y Martínez Rojas Firm.
The Executive Order establishes in Article Two, Section II that commercial establishments and/or sectors may operate normally, that is, in accordance with their capacity and in the opening hours allowed prior to the health emergency.
The establishments that can return to their normal pre-pandemic activities range from bars, cantinas, clubs, discotheques, events halls and massive events in closed spaces and the corporate and private sector offices.
Nevertheless, the application of general health rules is still ordered, such as the use of face masks in closed spaces, the use of antibacterial gel, favoring natural ventilation and temperature taking.
The Executive Order also establishes that all restrictions for the return in person to all basic, middle-upper and upper education schools, both public and private, are no longer in effect.
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