Tuba, Benguet General Community Quarantine Guidelines
As the entire Cordillera Region has been placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ), Tuba Mayor Clarita Sal-ongan has issued Executive Order No. 013-05-20, laying out the implementing guidelines for the municipality starting May 16 until May 31, 2020.
Guidelines for Tuba, Benguet Under GCQ
Persons Not Allowed to Go Out
As per EO No. 013-05-20, the following persons are not allowed to go out:
- Persons below twenty-one (21) years old and senior citizens (sixty years old and above)
- Pregnant women
- Those with immunodeficiency, co-morbidities, or other health risks
- Persons who reside with the aforementioned
NOTE: Except when indispensable under the circumstances for obtaining essential goods or services or for work in permitted industries and offices
Furthermore, The municipality is implementing a 24-hour curfew under GCQ.
Home Quarantine Pass (HQP)
Residents shall secure a Home Quarantine Pass (HQP) from their Punong Barangay.
HQPs shall be issued to persons aged twenty-one (21) to fifty-nine (59) years old who are in good health condition.
Additionally, only one (1) HQP is allowed per household which can only be used once a week during access schedule to Baguio City, Rosario, and Pugo, La Union.
Travel Pass (TP)
- Travel Passes (TP) issued by the Punong Barangay shall be used by private vehicle owners traveling to the BLISTT area only on allowable reasons
- Passengers are still required to present their HQP at the checkpoint.
NOTE: For travels outside the BLISTT area, secure TP at the Office of the Municipal Mayor.
Employees/Workers entering Baguio City and La Trinidad
- Employees/workers entering Baguio City and La Trinidad must present their Valid LGU/company ID or certificate of employment when flagged at the checkpoint.
Maximum Public Health Standards
- Mandatory wearing of face mask and observance of social/physical distancing in public areas
- Adherence of all establishments who are allowed to operate to the guidelines on sanitation, disinfecting, and physical distancing of customers and employees.
- Liquor ban is still in effect.
- No spitting of momma in public places.
- No mask, no entry to establishments for both employees and clients/customers.
- Frequent sanitation and hand washing
- Regular disinfection of store premises
- Avoid touching surfaces and face.
- Strict social distancing (at least 1 meter apart) in all public places
- No work if showing symptoms
PUJs plying Tuba to Baguio City and vice versa will operate at an allowed number of units and half of the passenger capacity only (minimum of ten passengers per unit).
As for designated pick up areas, these have been identified by respective Barangays and the Operators/Drivers Association.
Drop-off and pick up points in Baguio City are as follows:
- Otek St. – via Asin Road; via Marcos Highway
- Marcoville (GSIS) – via Kennon Road; via Loakan Road (PHILEX)
Safety Measures to be Observed in PUJs
- DRIVERS AND OPERATORS
- Drivers shall wear masks and gloves at all times
- PUJ operators shall install impermeable barriers between rows of seats that are less than one meter apart if they wish to maximize the Fifty Percent (50%) passenger load.
- All safety officers must regularly examine the driver’s fitness to work by checking their body temperature and screening/detecting any symptoms of COVID-19
- Commuters are required to wear masks in order to be allowed to board the Public Utility Jeep. NO MASK. NO RIDE.
- Physical distancing must at all times be observed inside the PUJ. No standing passengers shall be allowed
Safety Measures for Private Vehicles
Residents with private cars and motorcycles will be allowed to travel subject to the following conditions:
- The purpose of the travel is to obtain and access essential goods and services, coupled with their valid Home Quarantine Passes
- Travel is for work in an office, establishment or industry permitted to operate and under circumstances and conditions provided in the Omnibus Guidelines issued by IATF
- The driver and passenger/s shall wear facemasks at all times. “NO MASK. NO TRAVEL.”
- Social distancing shall be observed. The driver and one (1) passenger in the front passenger seat shall be allowed. At the back seats, there shall only be two (2) passengers per row
- Motorcycles are prohibited from having back ride passenger. The driver shall wear a face mask and helmet at all times. (NO MASK. NO RIDE.)
Establishments Allowed to Operate
CATEGORY 1: Full Operational Capacity
- Agricultural Products and supplies
- Hospital (subject to strict health standards and strict observance of infection prevention and control protocols)
- Retail establishments (Pharmacy, Grocery, Sari-Sari Stores, fruits and vegetable stand, Convenience Store, Public Market, Talipapa)
- Food Establishments (Delivery and Take-out)
- Laundry Shop
- Gasoline Station
- Power and Telecommunication Facilities
- Water Refilling Station and delivery
CATEGORY 2: 50% to Full Operational Capacity
- Mining and Quarrying
- Woodworks and Furniture
CATEGORY 3: 50% Work-on-site Arrangement, Work-from-home, and other Alternative Work Arrangement
- Micro Finance Institutions, Credit Cooperatives, Money Transfer Services
- Hardware Stores (Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday Only)
- Barbershops and Beauty Parlors
- Car Dealer Services
- Auto Repair Shops
- Vulcanizing Shop
- Battery Repair Shop
- Office and School Supplies Store
- Tailoring Shops
Establishments Not Allowed to Operate
- Sports Facilities
- Bars, Karaoke Bars, Pus
- Tourist destinations such as but not limited to water parks, resorts
- Travel Agencies and Tour Operators
- Gambling and betting such as but not limited to Cockfighting and the like
- Massage Parlors-Foot Spa
- Computer Shops
- Tourism establishments that promote mass gathering
SOURCE: Tuba Municipal Government