San Juan installs 100% fully vaccinated stickers, VIP seals on compliant business establishments

Published September 16, 2021, 11:56 AM

by Patrick Garcia

As Metro Manila has been placed under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) Alert Level 4, the San Juan City local government, together with Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benhur Abalos, installed “100% Fully Vaccinated” and “VIP (Vaccine Incentive Program)” stickers on several establishments in the city as proof that they are compliant with the quarantine rules and regulations set up by the government to combat COVID-19.

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San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora said those establishments that received the “100% Fully Vaccinated” seal are those whose employees have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as verified by the city’s Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) and the City Health Office (CHO). This is through E.O. FMZ-081 or “An Order Encouraging the Vaccinaton of All Employees of Businesses Allowed to Operate in San Juan.”

Meanwhile, the “VIP” Stickers will be given to establishments that will participate in giving discounts and/or incentives to fully vaccinated individuals. This initiative is through E.O. FMZ-082 or “An Order Encouraging Businesses Allowed to Operate under GCQ in San Juan to Provide Incentives and/or Discounts to Vaccinated Customers.”

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To avail of the discounts or incentives, fully vaccinated individuals need to show their original vaccination card to the establishment.

“We implemented these executive orders not just to help boost the establishments’ sales, but we also want the customers to feel safer when going out. I think anybody will feel better knowing that the people they are with are also vaccinated,” Zamora said.

During the GCQ Alert Level 4 status in Metro Manila, indoor dine-in will only be allowed at 10 percent capacity provided individuals and workers are 100 percent fully vaccinated. The quarantine status will last until September 30.

Zamora had previously said that the local government units of San Juan have been informed about the new quarantine status and assured the public that they are ready in the implementation of its guidelines and granular lockdowns in areas with high COVID-19 cases.

As of Thursday, there are 12 areas in San Juan that are under granular lockdown.

The new quarantine status of Metro Manila seeks to ensure that the proper health and safety protocols are observed by the public to mitigate the number of COVID-19 cases and at the same time, give the economy the chance to restart.