Three local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila said on Saturday, Oct. 16, that they are all set to strictly implement the health and safety protocols after the National Capital Region (NCR) shifted to the more relaxed Alert Level 3 quarantine classification.
San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora personally visited the Greenhills Shopping Center earlier today to ensure that all establishments are complying with the minimum health and safety protocols mandated by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).
In an interview with CNN Philippines on Friday, Zamora explained that the local government unit (LGU) is taking extra caution in the opening of cinemas which were not allowed to operate due to quarantine restrictions under Alert Level 4.
He said the city government made sure that there is proper ventilation and strict checking of cinema-goers’ vaccination IDs in theatres. He added that High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters have been deployed in San Juan’s theatres to ensure the safe reopening of cinemas amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the city government of Mandaluyong has also assured the public that its theatres and other establishments in the city are safe and compliant with the health and safety protocols of the IATF.
The LGU formally launched on July 10 its safety seal campaign for households and establishments whose residents and employees have already been vaccinated.
Mandaluyong City Mayor Menchie Abalos said that for the household or establishment to be given the “Relax We’re Vaxed” safety seal stickers, residents and employees must show their vaccinations cards as proof that they have been vaccinated or have already received at least one dose of the vaccine.
The LGU also posted an infographic on its official Facebook page about the different guidelines during the implementation of Alert Level 3 in Metro Manila.
The Makati City LGU also said that the city’s government officials and peace and order personnel are meticulously monitoring the reopening and increasing the capacity of other businesses in the city.
It added that it will post the set of guidelines that must be observed and followed under Alert Level 3.
The national government decided to place NCR under Alert Level 3 today, Oct. 16, after seeing a dramatic decrease in COVID-19 cases, as well as the improved vaccination programs of the different cities in the region.