USMCOC COVID-19 PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

March 16, 2020

In consideration to the current health emergency due to the spread of COVID-19, the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce is closely monitoring the development of this crisis, and following the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At the moment there is much uncertainty about how severe the outbreak will be, however, there are some measures that can help prevent workplace exposure to the virus and other respiratory illnesses.

Below is a link to the Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html

And this is a link to the Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 prepared by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

USMCOC staff is reminded to please follow these recommendations:

-Stay home when you are sick.

-Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.

-Cover your mouth with tissues whenever you sneeze, and discard used tissues in the trash.

-Avoid people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.

-Clean frequently touched surfaces.

The USMCOC staff will maintain a flexible schedule with reduced office hours, working most of the time remotely until March 31st. Executive Directors will be available via email and telephone during regular business hours.

All Chamber conferences and events will be postponed until May 1st, 2020 or until further notice. We will follow authorities’ recommendations and reschedule once it is considered safe to conduct operations, and will be updating our policies as the need arises.

We appreciate your understanding. Please contact Gabriela Kenny at 214-226-1176, or gabriela.kenny@usmcoc.org should you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Albert C. Zapanta, President and CEO