Mandaluyong, San Juan LGUs urge use of face shields in workplaces, on public transport

Under Memorandum Order 15, Mandaluyong City Mayor Carmelita Abalos has ordered all barangay officials and the Mandaluyong Police to enforce the mandatory use of face shields in all public and private offices, as well as on all public transports allowed to operate under general community quarantine.


“You are hereby directed that all persons wear face shields along with face masks in all public and private offices and workplaces, and in all public transportation and conveyances,” read the order which was released Wednesday (Aug. 19).

“You are to further inform the public that face shields shall cover the entire side and length of the face; visor-type and half-mask-type face shields shall not be allowed,” it added.

The order was in accordance with the memorandum circulars issued by the Departments of Transportation, Labor and Employment, and Trade and Industry requiring all passengers of public transportation and office employees to wear face shields on top of their face masks as part of the minimum health standards amid the pandemic.

Meanwhile, the San Juan City government has also reminded commuters to wear their face shields when riding public transport as part of the health protocols.

“According to health authorities, wearing a face shield in addition to face masks can be a great help to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19 virus,” the local government said.

“The right type of face shield to wear is made of see-through material that covers the entire face, from forehead to chin, so as to avoid being infected with the virus,” it added.