La Trinidad, Benguet Releases Guidelines for MGCQ Implementation
Municipal Mayor Romeo Salda has signed Executive Order No. 34 s. 2020, providing new guidelines in view of the downgrading of La Trinidad, Benguet from General Community Quarantine (GCQ) to Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).
Guidelines for La Trinidad Benguet Under MGCQ
Here are the guidelines for the implementation of MGCQ in La Trinidad as mentioned under EO No. 34, s. 2020.
I. MINIMUM HEALTH STANDARDS shall be complied with at all times for the Duration of the Modified GCQ
- All persons coming from outside Benguet Province and positive COVID-19 areas must observe the 14-day community or home quarantine;
- Exemptions Include: OFWs who have already undergone the 14-day quarantine and couriers/drivers of cargo
- When in public places; minimize contact, maintain physical distancing, (at least, 1 meter apart);
- Face masks must be used in public places (Municipal Ordinance No. 4-2020).
- Avoid touching the face especially the mouth and nose
- Wash hands thoroughly and regularly with soap and water. If not available, use alcohol or hand sanitizer.
- Pursuant to Municipal Ordinance No. 10 s. of 2020, all establishments must obey guidelines on sanitation, disinfecting, physical distancing, and have wash areas and/or disinfectants readily available for public use at the entrance and exit.
- Strict enforcement of the SMOKING ORDINANCE (Municipal Ordinance No. 8-2014) and NO SPITTING MOMMA IN PUBLIC PLACES (Municipal Ordinance No. 33-2018).
- Until further notice, liquor ban is in effect in the municipality (Municipal Ordinance No. 6-2020)
- Thermal scanning must be done prior to all public gatherings. All establishments are tasked to provide Health Declaration Form or logbook. No handshakes, embracing, or “beso-beso.”
II. All persons shall be allowed outside their residence provided that the minimum health standards are complied with
III. Individual and group outdoor exercises including non-contact sports such as golf, tennis, table tennis, swimming, etc. shall be allowed subject to enforcement of minimum public health standards;
IV. Public gatherings such as but not limited to religious gatherings, community assemblies, movie screenings, concerts, weddings, sporting events and other entertainment activities, non-essential work gatherings and similar events shall be allowed provided that participants shall be limited to 50% the venue or seating capacity;
V. Public and private offices shall be allowed to open in full capacity.
VI. Public transport shall be allowed to operate subject to DOTr guidelines.
VII. Private transport like company shuttles and personal vehicles used by APOR are allowed. Bikes and non-motorized transport are encouraged.
VIII. Public and Private Construction shall be allowed upon consultation with the Municipal Engineering Office.
Sectors Allowed to Operate in La Trinidad Benguet under MGCQ
The following sectors are allowed to operate/work unless a different operational capacity is provided:
CATEGORY I and II Industries: At Maximum Operational Capacity
- Agriculture, forestry, fisheries
- Manufacturing of essential goods
- Food and beverages (only non-alcoholic drinks)
- Financial Institutions
- Hygiene (soap, detergent, disinfectant)
- Medicines and vitamins
- Medical products
- Hospitals and clinics (non-aesthetic— dermatological, dental, optometric, and eye, ear, nose, throat)
- Essential retail (groceries, markets, drug stores)
- Laundry Shops (including self-service)
- Food preparation and water-refiling
- Logistics service providers (e.g. Cargo handling, warehousing. trucking. shipping line)
- Delivery services
- Repair and Installation of Machinery/equipment
- Energy Companies
- DPWH-accredited construction workers
- Gas Stations
- Manufacturing/Supplies of construction products
- Electrical machinery
- Wood products, furniture
- Non-metallic products
- Textiles/wearing apparels
- Tobacco products
- Paper and paper products
- Rubber and plastic products
- Petroleum products
- Computer, electronic and optical products
- Electrical equipment
- Motor Vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers
- Other Transport Equipment
- Wagwagan, provided that disinfection is made
- Cement and Steel
- Mining and Quarrying
- Electronic Commerce Companies
- Postal, courier and delivery service
- Repair of Computers and personal and household goods
- Housing Service Activities
- Office Administrative/Office Support, e.g. photocopying, billing
- Funeral and Embalming
- Veterinary Clinics
- Security and Investigation Activities
- N.B. Computer Shops (closed until further notice)
CATEGORY III: At Maximum Operational Capacity
- Malls/Commercial Centers (non-leisure only)
- Clothing and Accessories, Toy Stores
- Pet food and pet care supplies
- Flower, Jewelry, novelty, perfume shops
- Book Stores and school and office supplies
- Rental and leasing other than real estate (e.g. vehicles, equipment for permitted sectors); employment activities
NOTE: Dine-in at Restaurants, barbershops, salons and personal care service establishments are allowed to operate at 50% capacity.
- Advertising and market research
- Computer programming
- Publishing and printing services including newspapers and books
- Film, music and television production
- Other activities like photography, fashion, industrial, graphic and interior design
- Wholesale and retail trade of motor vehicles
- Repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles: malls and commercial centers (non-leisure only)
CATEGORY IV: At a maximum of 50% operational capacity
- Gyms/Fitness Studios and sports facilities
- Libraries, archives, museums, and cultural centers
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SOURCE: Mayor’s Office – La Trinidad