ABA Section of International Law Mexico Committee Newsletter, Issue 57: COVID-19 and "Essential Activities" at the US Border and Beyond

ABA Section of International Law Mexico Committee Newsletter, Issue 57: COVID-19 and "Essential Activities" at the US Border and Beyond

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For the ABA Section of International Law's Mexico Committee newsletter, John Walsh and Kelsey Quigley co-author an article detailing the March 30 Administrative Ruling published by the Mexican Ministry of Health following a declaration by the Mexican federal General Health Council of a sanitary state of emergency. Kelsey Quigley is also an editor of this special COVID-19 issue of the newsletter, which covers expert legal analysis from practitioners in the United States and Mexico and focuses on COVID-19 at the intersection of employment, foreign trade and maquilas, contracts, real estate, corporate transactions, tax, banking and finance, energy, privacy and e-commerce, and insolvency, among other topics.

The ABA Mexico Update offers commentary on legal issues shaping Mexico, the United States and the world. The publication aims to foster cross-border legal learning, cooperation and innovation.

Exerpt: On March 30, 2020, the Mexican federal General Health Council declared a sanitary state of emergency due to the force majeure of the SARS-CoV2 viral pandemic. The following day, on March 31, the Mexican Ministry of Health published and Administrative Ruling (the Administrative Ruling) that suspended all “nonessential activities” and urged people to “stay at home” (quédate en casa) and to respect social distancing measures—all with the help of creatively named superhero, Susana Distancia a Word play on “your safe distance."

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