FIRST ARTICLE.- The purpose of this Agreement is to establish the preventive measures that must be implemented to mitigate and control the health risks that the disease caused by the SARS-CoV2 virus (COVID-19) implies.
For the members of the National Health System, compliance with the provisions of this Agreement will be mandatory.
The civil, military and private authorities, as well as the dependencies and entities of the three levels of government, will be required to implement preventive measures against the disease caused by the SARS-CoV2 virus (COVID-19), to which it refers the first paragraph of this article.
For the purposes of this Agreement, preventive measures shall be understood as those community interventions defined in the "National Day of Healthy Distance", which aim at social distancing to mitigate the population transmission of the SARS-CoV2 virus (COVID-19), thus reducing the number of infections from person to person and therefore the spread of the disease, with special emphasis on vulnerable groups, also allowing the expected burden of disease to not be concentrated in reduced time units, with the subsequent benefit of guaranteeing access to hospital medical care for severe cases.
SECOND ARTICLE.- The preventive measures that the public, private and social sectors must implement are the following:
a) Avoid attending workplaces, public spaces and other crowded places, adults over 65 years of age or older and groups of people at risk of developing serious disease and / or dying from it, who at all times, in their case, and by way of leave with pay, they will enjoy their salary and other benefits established in the current regulations indicated in subsection c) of this article. These groups include pregnant or lactating women, children under 5 years of age, people with disabilities, people with chronic non-communicable diseases (people with high blood pressure, lung, kidney failure, lupus, cancer, diabetes mellitus, obesity, liver or metabolic failure , heart disease), or with any disease or pharmacological treatment that generates suppression of the immune system;
b) Temporarily suspend school activities at all levels, until April 17, 2020, as established by the Ministry of Public Education;
c) Temporarily suspend the activities of the public, social and private sectors that involve the physical concentration, transit or movement of people from the entry into force of this Agreement and until April 19, 2020.
The dependencies and entities of the Federal Public Administration and the organizations of the social and private sectors must implement plans that guarantee the continuity of operations for the fulfillment of their essential functions related to the mitigation and control of the health risks that the disease implies. by the SARS-CoV2 virus (COVID-19) and guarantee the human rights of workers, in particular those indicated in subparagraph a) of the
this article, and the users of its services.
In the public sector, the Directors of the Administration and Finance Areas or their counterparts or the competent authorities in the institution in question, will determine the essential functions in charge of each institution, whose continuity must be guaranteed in accordance with the preceding paragraph.
In the private sector, companies, businesses, commercial establishments and all those that may be necessary to face the contingency will continue to work, including hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, laboratories, medical, financial, telecommunications, and information media, hotel and restaurant services, gas stations, markets, supermarkets, miscellaneous, transport services and gas distribution, as long as they do not correspond to closed spaces with crowds.
Labor relations will be maintained and applied in accordance with the individual, collective contracts, law contracts or General Conditions of Work that correspond, during the term referred to in this Agreement and under the protection of the Federal Labor Law and the Federal Law of Workers at the State Service regulating Section B of Article 123 of the Constitution.
All of the above, with strict respect for the labor rights of workers, in the public, social and private sectors;
d) Temporarily suspend and until further notice from the health authority, mass events and meetings and congregations of more than 100 people;
e) Comply with basic hygiene measures consisting of frequent hand washing, sneezing or coughing, covering the mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or with the forearm; greet by applying the recommendations of healthy distance (avoid kissing, holding hands or hugging) and effective recovery for people with symptoms of SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) (avoiding contact with other people, traveling in public spaces and maintaining healthy distance, during the 15 days after the onset of symptoms), and
f) The others that at the time are determined necessary by the Ministry of Health, which will be made known to the general population, through the head of the Undersecretariat for Prevention and Promotion of Health.
THIRD ARTICLE.- The dependencies and entities of the Federal Public Administration must maintain coordination with the Ministry of Health for the implementation of the measures object of this Agreement.
ARTICLE FOUR.- The Ministry of Health will be the only instance responsible for the issuance and handling of official information derived from this Agreement.
ARTICLE FIVE.- The Ministry of Health will be responsible for the interpretation for administrative purposes of this Agreement, as well as the resolution of cases not provided for in it.
SOLE.- This Agreement will enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Gazette of the Federation.