In connection to the AGREEMENT by which extraordinary actions are established to address the Health Emergency generated by the SARS-CoV2 virus published yesterday March 31, 2020 in the Official Gazette of the Federation, the Council of the Maquiladora Industry Association and Exportation (INDEX) shares the following recommendations:

  1. Review with your clients where you are classified within the guidelines of the decree, since your company may be part of the supply chain.
  2. Stay advised by your corporate attorneys.
  3. Define the health protocol that you are following within your facilities and with your providers.
  4. At the first glance and/or doubt about symptoms or possible health risk, notify internally and externally.
  5. As you know, sanitary reviews will be carried out, we recommend being prepared and in compliance with the recommendations above.
  6. We suggest appointing an official spokesperson within the company to deal with any contingency that is necessary to communicate both internally and externally.
  7. Follow the guidelines of the Agreement; for example, no gatherings of more than 50 people, apply social distance measures, etc.
  8. Make sure that your associates always carry their identification inside and outside the facilities as an employee of your company.
  9. Review the business purpose of your company in order to verify if it is within of companies considered “essential” as those mentioned in the Agreement:
    • Those that are directly necessary to attend the health emergency, such as the work activities of the medical, paramedical, administrative and support branches throughout the National Health System. Also, those who participate in its reservoir, services and supply, among which the pharmaceutical sector stands out, both in its production and its distribution (pharmacies); the manufacture of supplies, medical equipment and technologies for health care; those involved in the proper disposal of biological-infectious hazardous waste (RPBI), as well as cleaning and sanitizing medical units at different levels of care;
    • Those involved in public safety and citizen protection; in the defense of national integrity and sovereignty; the procurement and impartation of justice; as well as legislative activity at the federal and state levels;
    • Those of the fundamental sectors of the economy: financial, tax collection, distribution and sale of energy, gas and gas stations, generation and distribution of drinking water, food and non-alcoholic beverages industry, food markets, supermarkets, self-service stores , groceries and sale of prepared food; passenger and cargo transportation services; agricultural, fishing and livestock production, agribusiness, chemical industry, cleaning products; hardware stores, courier services, guards in private security tasks; day-care centers and nurseries, asylums and stays for the elderly, shelters and care centers for women victims of violence, their daughters and sons; telecommunications and information media; private emergency services, burial and burial services, storage services and cold chain of essential supplies; logistics (airports, ports and railways), as well as activities whose suspension may have irreversible effects for its continuation;
    • Those directly related to the operation of government social programs, and;
    • Those necessary for the conservation, maintenance and repair of the critical infrastructure that ensures the production and distribution of essential services; namely: drinking water, electricity, gas, oil, gasoline, jet fuel, basic sanitation, public transportation, hospital and medical infrastructure, among others than could be listed in this category.