SALIENT POINTS OF EO NO. 4 s. 2022
Mayor Rex R. Jalando-on signed Executive Order (EO) No. 4 s. 2022 in line with Negros Occidental EO No. 22-01 which placed the entire province under Alert Level 3 from January 16-31, 2022.
1. Public Transportation. Drivers, conductors and dispatchers of all transport services are required to comply with NIATF Resolution 148-B with regards to vaccination requirements. Confirmed violators will have their Mayor’s Permit revoked.
2. Establishments. All business establishments are allowed to operate provided that they comply with the following:
a. Maintain up to a maximum of 50% customer carrying capacity for indoor venue and up to a maximum 70% carrying capacity for outdoor venue.
b. All workers/employees of the establishments are fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 or be able to present a medical certificate in case of ineligible for vaccination individuals, or recent monthly RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for eligible to be vaccinated individuals.
c. Only customers, clients, guests or employees properly wearing face masks and who can present their vaccination card/vaxcert, ineligible to be vaccinated with medical certificate, and unvaccinated with negative RT-PCR/RAT result not older than one-month shall be allowed to enter the premises.
d. Minors aged 11 years old and below shall be allowed to enter the establishment provided that they can show their birth certificates and are accompanied by adults who are allowed to enter the premises.
e. All business establishment including government offices are required to implement the “No Vaccine, No Work-on-Site Policy” on all their eligible-to-be- vaccinated employees subject to the provisions of La Carlota City EO No. 53 s. 2021.
f. The “No Vaccine, No Entry Policy” shall be implemented on all their eligible-to-be-vaccinated clients or customers. Only individuals with vaccination card/vaxcert, ineligible to be vaccinated with medical certificate, and unvaccinated with negative RT-PCR/RAT result not older than one-month shall be allowed to enter. Exempted from this provision are drugstores, Agora Public Market, Don Salvador Benedicto Memorial District Hospital and the City Health Office.
g. Government or privately-owned swimming pools shall allow entry to individuals who can present their vaccination cards, medical certificates or valid RT-PCR/RAT result. Minors aged 11 years old and below shall be allowed to enter the establishment provided that they can show their birth certificates and are accompanied by adults who are allowed to enter the premises.
h. The Guintubdan Pavilion shall operate limited to the maximum capacity allowed under Section 3A. Only individuals with vaccination card/vaxcert, ineligible to be vaccinated with medical certificate, and unvaccinated with negative RT-PCR/RAT result not older than one-month shall be allowed to enter. Minors aged 11 years old and below shall be allowed to enter the establishment provided that they are accompanied by adults allowed to enter the pavilion. Guintubdan Mountain Resort is open to the public provided that health protocols are strictly complied with.
3. Wakes & Funerals. Wakes and vigils for non-COVID -19 deaths shall be limited to a maximum of seven (7) days starting from the day the casket arrives in the venue for viewing. The number of persons allowed to attend the burial mass shall be limited to 70% for outdoor venues and 50% for indoor venues.
4. Gatherings. Parties, reunion, family gatherings, religious events and similar events are allowed subject to the venue limitations. Gatherings held in residences with individuals not belonging to the same household are discouraged.
5. Meetings, Exhibits, Conferences. All business meetings, conferences, consultations and corporate events are allowed provided that it is compliant to the prescribed venue limitation under Section 3A of this EO and participants are fully vaccinated. If a participant is ineligible to be vaccinated, he must present his medical certificate. If the participant is eligible to be vaccinated but unvaccinated, he must present a valid result of his monthly RT-PCR Test or RAT.
6. Skeletal Workforce. All local and national government and private offices are directed to implement a skeletal workforce and alternative work arrangement.
a. The skeletal workforce shall not exceed 75% of the total manpower of the organization provided that all those working on-site are vaccinated, medically ineligible or undergoes a monthly RT-PCR/RAT, Any request for exemption from this provision shall require approval of the City Mayor. The Business One Stop Shop is exempted from this provision.
b. It is encouraged that personnel who are 60 years old and above, pregnant women and those with comorbidities shall be under a Work-From-Home (WFH) scheme. Those exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 symptoms are also required to stay at home and self-isolate.
7. Non-Contact Physical Activities. Non-contact activities such as walking, jogging, cycling, badminton, tennis, zumba and the likes are allowed provided that health protocols are strictly observed. All contact sports like basketball, volleyball, football and boxing are prohibited.
8. Resumption of Classes. Face-to-face classes are prohibited.
9. Travel Requirements. All travelers coming from outside Negros Occidental, ROFs and OFWs, are required the following before travel:
A. Downloaded StaySafe application and StaySafe QR Code;
B. Negative result of a valid RT-PCR Test taken prior to travel. The RT-PCR test is considered valid if specimen was taken not more than 72 hours prior to arrival to Negros Occidental.
C. Approved S-PaSS/Travel Coordination Permit (TCP) facilitated by the City Tourism Office.
Minors aged three years old and below are not required RT-PCR Test before travel but are required S-PaSS/TCP and StaySafe QR Code.
10. Transport Service. The City Government of La Carlota shall continue to provide FREE transport services to all travelers, including ROFs and OFWs, from areas under Alert Level 3-5 outside Negros Occidental, who are coming to La Carlota City.
11. Quarantine. Regardless of vaccination status, all travelers, including ROFs and OFWs, coming from areas under Alert Level 3-5 outside Negros Occidental and minors aged 11 years old and below, are required to avail of a FREE repeat swab upon arrival in the province/LGU Facility and undergo quarantine at the LGU Facility where they will be released immediately upon receipt of negative results.
12. Isolation. LSIs, OFWs and ROFs who are tested positive upon arrival to Negros Occidental shall be confined at the LGU Isolation Facility and will be subjected to repeat swab on the 10th day of isolation. The individual shall be released immediately from isolation upon receipt of negative result. If he remains positive, he shall be re-swabbed after five (5) days and shall be repeated every five days until he is cleared of COVID-19. The individual shall be released immediately after receipt of negative result. Locally-transmitted confirmed cases shall be confined at the LGU Isolation Facility and shall be released after 10 days if they are asymptomatic without undergoing swab test. If they are symptomatic on the 10th day, they shall be released three days after being asymptomatic.
13. RT-PCR Test. All travelers from all areas outside Negros Occidental, ROFs and OFWs, regardless of vaccination status, to undergo RT-PCR Test taken 72 hours or less to the date of arrival in Negros Occidental to comply with the S-Pass/TCP requirements. Travelers, including ROFs and OFWs, from areas under Alert Level 3 and above outside Negros Occidental, shall undergo a FREE repeat RT-PCR Test upon arrival in the province or La Carlota City. Inbound travelers who are caught submitting falsified/tampered RT-PCR Test Results shall face appropriate administrative and/or criminal sanctions under existing laws and regulations.
14. Curfew. All persons should comply with the city-wide curfew hours of 12:00 midnight to 4:00 AM. Exempted from the curfew are front liners on duty, force multipliers on duty, medical and other emergencies, night shift workers and vehicle transporting cargoes.
The Executive Order took effect on January 16, 2022.
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