Essential acctivities in accordance with the statement issued by the department of health on March 31st, 2020

Published 06 April 2020 by Legem Attorneys at Law, SC

1. Those directly required to affront the sanitary emergency, including the following sectors:

- To support to the National Health System
o Medical
o Paramedical
o Administrative

- Supply, services and procurement to the National Health System
o Pharmaceutical (production and distribution)
o Manufacturing of inputs
o Medical equipment
o Health care technologies
o Handling of biohazardous and infectious wastes
o Cleaning and sanitation of medical units

2. Those involved in public safety and protection of citizens, defense of national integrity and sovereignty, provision and enforcement of justice, as well as legislative activities on a federal and state level.

3. Fundamental sectors for the economy, including:

- Financial
- Tax collection
- Distribution and sell of energetics
- Gas stations and gas
- Generation and distribution of drinking water
- Food and non-alcoholic beverages industries
- Food markets
- Supermarkets
- Convenience, groceries, and prepared food stores
- Passenger and freight transportation services
- Agricultural, fishing, and livestock production
- Agroindustry
- Chemical industry
- Cleaning products
- Hardware stores
- Mailing services
- Security guards in private security functions
- Nurseries and childcare facilities
- Retirement homes and asylums for the elderly
- Shelters and attention centers for women victims of violence and their children
- Telecommunication and information media
- Private emergency services
- Funerary and burial services
- Storage and cooling chain services for essential inputs
- Logistics (airports, seaports and railroads)
- Activities whose suspension may have irreversible effects for its continuation

4. Directly related to the operation of government social programs.

5. Required for the conservation, maintenance and repair of the critical infrastructure that ensures the production and distribution of essential services, including, but not limited to:

- Drinking water
- Electric energy
- Gas
- Oil
- Gasoline
- Fuel
- Basic sanitation
- Public transportation
- Hospital and medical infrastructure


1. The following practices are mandatory in all spaces in which the essential activities take place:
a) Gatherings or congregations of more than 50 persons shall not take place
b) Frequent hand washing
c) Nose and mouth must be covered with either disposable tissues or the forearm when sneezing or
d) Distanced greetings (no kisses, hugs or hand shaking)
e) All other current healthy distance measures issued by the Federal Health Department

2. Regardless of whether their labor activity is considered essential, domiciliary safeguard is of strict application for the following people:
- Over 60 years old
- Pregnant women or in immediate postpartum period
- People diagnosed with:
- High blood pressure
- Diabetes mellitus
- Chronical cardiac or pulmonary diseases
- Acquired or provoked immunosuppression
- Kidney or hepatic failure