The following are public advisories released by the City Government of Baguio today as part of their heightened prevention and response measures against the COVID-19 outbreak. Cooperation and compliance are required for the safety of everyone. Violators will be dealt with accordingly.
UPDATE AS OF March 17, 2020: Entire Luzon is now under Enhanced Community Quarantine
UPDATE AS OF March 16, 2020
Baguio City is now under a state of COMMUNITY QUARANTINE.
Read more about the community guidelines here.
For residents, employees, and visitors coming from COVID-19 affected countries, provinces, and cities including Metro Manila:
Baguio travellers are REQUIRED to submit to the following mandatory health protocols:
For RESIDENTS, EMPLOYEES, and VISITORS STAYING WITH RELATIVES, you are required to:
- Report to your barangay officials for proper documentation and reporting to the health centers;
- As persons under monitoring (PUMs), you must undergo 14-day home quarantine.
- Submit to monitoring by the hotels or any accommodation establishment
- Those who develop any signs and symptoms must be relayed immediately to the Health Services Office or to the nearest health facility.
- Tourists planning to visit Baguio are requested to postpone their trips
Temporary Closure of Parks
The City Environment and Park Management Office (CEPMO) has just announced the temporary closure of some parks in Baguio City for 14 days starting March 16, 2020. You can check out the list of the parks here.
Effective tomorrow, March 15, 2020, checkpoints will be set up in all the major roads leading to Baguio City (3 highways, 3 bypass roads) and ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE VEHICLES are required to submit pre-filled out HEALTH DECLARATION FORMS indicating the following:
- Name, age, sex, nationality;
- Present Address;
- Contact details;
- Date and time of travel/arrival,
- Place of work;
- Statement of illness in the last 30 days; and
- Seat number and bus company name (for PUV passengers);
- Place to stay in while in Baguio City
NOTE: Travellers on private vehicles can create their own filled out forms.
Health Declaration Form
Download Health Declaration Form
You can download the Health Declaration Form at http://baguio.gov.ph/
Online Health Declaration Form
Step 1: Go to http://22.214.171.124/
Step 2: Click online registration form
Step 3: Login registration form
Step 4: Fill up the form
Step 5: Generation of validation form
Thermal scanning will also be conducted at each entry point to Baguio for identification of persons that may be considered as Persons under Monitoring/Investigation (PUMs/PUIs).
Residents and visitors in Baguio City are advised to be home by 10:00 PM except for those who are working on night shift. Meanwhile, curfew for minors is also strictly implemented from 9:00 PM to 4:00 AM the following day.
All residents and visitors are encouraged to buy food, groceries, and medical supplies that are good for a period of two (2) to three (3) days only or in such quantity that DTI or any appropriate agency will determine.
All establishments selling food, supermarkets, grocery and convenience stores, drugstores and other establishments selling medical supplies, are directed to limit or manage the selling of their merchandise in consonance with the directives, advice, orders and other issuances of national government agencies. Any establishment, supermarket, grocery store, convenience store, or drugstore reported to have been negligent in its obligation as provided by law, rules and regulations, ordinance and any other legal issuances shall be a ground for cancellation/revocation of business permit.
All business establishments, bus company owners and operators and other public transport service providers, businesses engaged in hospitality and tourism industry and businesses engaged in any kind of accommodation, such as but not limited to:
- lodging houses
- transient houses
- bars; and
- all establishments offering food, beverages, liquor, drinks and other kinds of refreshment
are directed to observe proper hand and respiratory hygiene pursuant to the advice and recommendations of the DOH, to reduce exposure to and transmission of COVID-19. They are further directed to ensure that all contact surfaces such as doorknobs, handrails, tables, chairs, and similar objects are adequately disinfected and sanitized and that the general surroundings are maintained clean at all times.
All bus, jitney, taxi, and other public utility vehicles, conductors, food servers and handles and all employees in the receiving line of the said businesses are directed to wear face masks.
Non-cooperation of persons and entities that should report and/or respond to the COVID-19 shall be charged in accordance with Sections 9 and 10 of Republic Act No. 11332.
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