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GUATEMALA - SANITARY ALERTS UPDATE

May/2022

The aforementioned agreement, effective as of its publication, establishes the parameters to determine the level of risk in each municipality and determinate the applicable color for alerts (based on traffic light system), according to the established indicators.

It also regulates the opening of economic activities and work center. The following directions must be complied with:

  • Hand hygiene, either using soap and water for a minimum period of 20 seconds, or through disinfection with liquid or gel alcohol that has at least 70% concentration.
  • Minimum physical distance of 1.5 meters between people, according to the following:
    • On red alert, both in open spaces and in closed spaces.
    • On orange and yellow alert, only in closed spaces.

 

Municipalities on green alert are excepted.

 

  • Mandatory and appropriate use of a face mask, according to the following:
    • On red alert, both in open spaces and in closed spaces.
    • On orange and yellow alert, only in closed spaces.

 

Children under 2 years of age, people who due to their medical condition have a contraindication and municipalities on green alert are excepted from the obligation.

In the case of municipalities on red alert, the organizers of religious, recreational or sports activities must prepare their biosafety protocols and present them to the local health authorities for review, feedback and extension of note of no objection.

In case of doubts regarding the new sanitary provisions, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

María Elena Barrientos
Senior Associate

maria.barrientos@ariaslaw.com


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