April 6, 2020

Canada, Mexico Issue Guidance On Essential Business Designations

While no changes have been made to the U.S. government’s guidance on essential personnel since March 28, the Mexican government last week released a new decree that defines a narrow set of industries and activities as essential in Mexico. An unofficial English translation is available here.

The Canadian federal government also has issued a nonbinding guidance with a list of services and functions across 10 critical infrastructure sectors, and a number of Canadian provinces have released their own essential critical infrastructure guidance. The National Association of Manufacturers is tracking actions in Mexico and Canada here.

Here are individual provincial guidelines for Quebec,  OntarioBritish ColumbiaPrince Edward IslandNew BrunswickNewfoundland and LabradorAlberta and Saskatchewan. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is tracking all global policies related to COVID-19 here.