Bulacan remains under Alert Level 3 from Jan. 16 to 31; classes in public schools suspended

Published January 15, 2022, 3:59 PM

by Freddie Velez

Governor Daniel R. Fernando announced on Friday that the province of Bulacan will remain under Alert Level 3 from Jan. 16 to 31 due to the continuing spike in COVID-19 cases.

Fernando called for the united cooperation of the local chief executives in the three cities and 21 municipalities of the province as well as all Bulakenyos in complying with minimum public health standards.

The Bulacan governor said the Bulakenyos should take extra precautions and follow the health protocols to avoid the dangers posed by the new variants of COVID-19.

Local government offices in four municipalities in Bulacan suspended their operations from Jan. 13 to 19 after a few of their employees tested positive for COVID-19.

The municipal government offices of Angat, Balagtas, Bocaue, and San Rafael are under sanitization and disinfection to prevent COVID-19 surge.

Fernando said activities that are not allowed under Alert Level 3 are face-to-face classes, karaoke bar operations, indoor entertainment, kids’ visits to amusement places, gatherings of people not from the same households, horse racing, cockfighting, and contact sports except in bubble-type setup.

Meanwhile, amid the increasing number of active COVID-19 cases, elementary and high school classes, and other academic activities in public schools in Bulacan are temporarily suspended.

In a memorandum issued by the Department of Education (DepEd) in Central Luzon, Schools Division of Bulacan signed by Schools Division Superintendent Zenia G. Mostoles, the temporary class suspension is from Jan. 14 to 27. (Freddie C. Velez)