EO No. 17, series of 2021

City Tightens Health Protocols on Mass Gathering and Other Activities

Mayor Rex Jalando-on issues Executive Order No. 17, Series of 2021, today to limit mass gatherings and other activities in La Carlota City.
This is in response to the spike of COVID-19 cases particularly in the entire Province of Negros Occidental and the country.
The salient features of the EO include the following:
1. All business establishments are allowed to operate provided that they observe minimum health and safety requirements and maintain up to a maximum of thirty percent (30%) customer carrying capacity of their place of business.
2. Government- or privately-owned swimming pools which are open to the public shall be temporarily closed until further notice.
3. Guintubdan Pavilion Mountain Resort shall be open to local residents only and its swimming pool shall be temporarily closed.
4. Mass gathering, including any form of religious mass, service or rite, is limited to a maximum thirty percent (30%) capacity of the venue.
5. Wakes and vigils for non-COVID -19 cases shall be limited to five (5) days starting from the day the casket arrived in the venue for viewing. Funeral procession and burial are limited to only 20 persons.
6. Mayor Jacky Jalandoni Boulevard and the whole length of sidewalk of Pancho Villa Street corner Simeon Pidoy Street in Uriarte Subdivision shall be closed to the public from 1:00 PM until 10:00PM.
7. Cockfighting is temporarily prohibited.
8. All local government and private offices are directed to implement a skeletal workforce system and alternative work arrangement. The skeletal workforce shall not exceed 50% of the total manpower of the organization.
9. Peddlers, solicitors, debt collectors, transient merchants, mobile vendors and employees who are not from La Carlota City, whose territory goes beyond the city borders, and who go door to door in the barangays are not allowed to enter the city for two weeks.
10. Face to Face Special Classes are prohibited.
11. All persons are strongly encouraged to undergo self-isolation from other members of their households and to wear face mask and face shield at their homes when they experience flu-like symptoms like fever, cough, nasal catarrh (sip-on), body ache and loss of smell and taste.
12. The traditional market day every Saturday is again suspended. Only “bulanteros” or ambulant vendors who are bona fide residents of La Carlota City are permitted to sell every Saturday at the Agora Market.

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