The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said more than 92 percent of establishments in Central Luzon were found compliant with the Interim Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID-19.
DOLE Region 3 Director Ma. Zenaida A. Angara-Campita said of the 7,523 establishments in Central Luzon that they have so far monitored, 6,950 were compliant with the interim guidelines.
"As part of the government’s action against COVID-19, DOLE and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) have jointly monitored establishments and reported an overall 92.38% compliance rate here in Central Luzon,” she said in a statement dated August 26.
Angara-Campita said the findings is based on the ongoing monitoring of COVID-19 prevention and control measures in the workplace being conducted by DOLE since mid-June 2020.
“Establishments are tagged as compliant if they have established the minimum health and safety measures as indicated in the interim guidelines,” she said.
The DOLE and DTI ssued Interim Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in April 30, 2020.
On August 14, DOLE and DTI issued Joint Memorandum Circular No. 20-04, or the Supplemental Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID-19.
Required under the guidelines are: the use of face masks, physical distancing of at least one meter, recording of body temperature, disinfection and sanitation routine practices, and signages on safety measures are required, among others.