Taguig City reminds public of health protocols amid reopening of economy

Published October 8, 2020, 1:36 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

The Taguig City government has reminded the public to observe “the minimum health standards and safety protocols as we gradually reopen the economy,” as stated in an advisory by the Taguig Safe City Task Force.

Use of face masks and face shields is required in Taguig. (Taguig City government/MANILA BULLETIN) 

It also said that “all government officials and individuals charged with the enforcement of safety protocols and measures within their areas of responsibility are reminded to strictly enforce” guidelines and protocols as a way of curbing the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The task force told the public that “going out of homes must be for an essential purpose.” It said “while businesses are being allowed to open gradually, the movement of people for leisure purposes is still not allowed, and vulnerable individuals such as those under twenty one (21) years  old,  sixty  (60)  years  old  and  above, pregnant women, or those with comorbidities are still at risk of contracting the virus.”

Face masks and face shields should be worn at all times. Any person going out of their home must wear a face mask and anyone caught not wearing it “must be reminded to wear one or sent home to get a face mask.

Face shields are required to be worn in all types of public transportation, indoor workplaces, and commercial places. Establishments need to strictly implement a “no face mask, no face shield, no entry” policy and bar anyone from entering who refuses to comply.

According to the task force, mass and social gathering are still limited except for religious activities which are allowed at 10 percent venue capacity. All mass gatherings are still limited to 10 persons and gatherings for social, leisure and unauthorized reasons are still now allowed.

It said all suspect, probable or confirmed COVID-19 cases must be reported to local health authorities through the hotline 87893200, mobile number 09664194510 or [email protected].

All establishments in Taguig must also have a designated safety officer at their stall, store, office, warehouse or premises at all times. The officer must know the Taguig City COVID-19 hotline and is required to enforce minimum health standards in the workplace.

The task force is also encouraging the public to report violations of minimum health standards and protocols to its Facebook Messenger account “Safe City Taguig,” mobile number at 09178331327 or email at [email protected].