Pampanga requires use of home quarantine pass amid GCQ

Published June 1, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Donna Rempillo

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda has issued Executive Order (EO) No. 14-2020 providing guidelines for the implementation of general community quarantine (GCQ) in the province from June 1 to 15.

Governor Dennis Pineda (YOUTUBE)
Governor Dennis Pineda (YOUTUBE)

Amid GCQ, the order states that a “home quarantine pass shall continue to be required for those who are accessing essential goods and services.”

The movement of persons within the province will be limited to accessing essential goods and services, and for activities and work in offices and industries permitted to operate under the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) Omnibus Rules as amended.

The EO also requires compliance with the minimum public health standards such as wearing of face masks in offices and public places pursuant to Ordinance No. 756, physical distancing, and the prohibition of mass gatherings, including religious gatherings, with more than ten attendees.

Meanwhile, Pampanga Police Provincial Director Col.Jean Fajardo said Philippine National Police personnel (PNP) are still deployed to checkpoints at all entry and exit points.

“Home quarantine pass po is still required pursuant to EO No. 14-2020. In coordination with LGU’s (local government units), PNP [will] inspect companies and industries permitted to operate to ensure [their] compliance [with] the minimum health standards,” Fajardo said.

All business establishments included among the IATF’s category I, II, and III industries are allowed to operate until 8:00 p.m. only, while the curfew hours of 9:00 p.m. to 5 a.m. are still implemented in the province throughout GCQ.