Negros Oriental will extend its Modified General Community Quarantine status until July 31, 2020. Yesterday, the Provincial Government of Negros Oriental Facebook Page posted Resolution No. 32. This new resolution is on Adopting a Set of Health and Safety Requirements for Authorized Persons Outside of Residence (APORs) Entering the Province of Negros Oriental for Official Business (OB), Emergency Travel (ET) and Indispensable Travel (IT).
MGCQ until July 31, 2020
All the protocols and regulations will be followed accordingly to the Omnibus Guidelines. Indoor and outdoor non-contact sports and other forms of exercise are still allowed. Establishments such as restaurants, spas, salons, movie screenings and other entertainment activities can operate with a limited 50% capacity or venue capacity while under MGCQ.
Other areas in the Philippines that are under the MGCQ (with strict local action) are:
LUZON – Benguet, Baguio City, Ilocos Sur, Pangasinan, Ilocos Norte, La Union, Dagupan City, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Bulacan, Tarlac, Zambales, Angeles City, Batangas, Quezon, Lucena City, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Puerto Princesa City, Albay, Masbate, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, and Naga City
VISAYAS – Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Antique, Aklan, Guimaras, Iloilo City, Bacolod City, Negros Oriental, Bohol, Cebu Province, Western Samar, Leyte, Biliran, Tacloban City
MINDANAO – Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Norte, Misamis Occidental, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Cagayan de Oro City, Iligan City, Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao de Oro, Davao City, Sultan Kudarat, Cotabato, South Cotabato, General Santos City, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao.
Provincial Resolution No. 32 – Requirements for Entering the borders of Negros Oriental
The number of positive cases in Negros Oriental and Dumaguete City has drastically raised in the last few weeks.
The following are the health and safety requirements for APORs upon reaching the various borders entering the Province of Negros Oriental:
A. APORs on OB
1. Certificate of work schedule (indicating the number of days)
2. Medical Clearance Certificate issued on the date of travel by a government physician from the point of origin
3. Certificate of employment and employees ID for workers in private companies/institutions
4. Employees’ ID for government officials and employees
5. Mission order, letter order or special order for the uniformed services
6. Travel order for government officials and employees
7. ID for volunteers working for humanitarian organizations
8. That concerned APORs will have to notify the NOIATF-EID, through their local offices/agencies of the nature of their travel
9. That the concerned APORs be required to submit to the usual screening procedures, fill out heath declaration and locator forms.
B. APORs on ET or IT
1. Travel Authority issued by the Philippine National Police (PNP)
2. Certificate for reasons of ET or IT (indicating the number of days of stay in the province)
3. Medical clearance certificate issued on the date of travel by a government physician from the point of origin
4. Certificate of employment and employees ID for workers in private companies / institutions
5. Employees’ ID for government officials and employees
6. ID for volunteers working for humanitarian organizations
7. That concerned APORs will have to notify the NOIATF-EID, through their local offices/agencies of the nature of their travel
8. APORs are required to submit to usual screening procedures, fill out health declaration and locator forms
9. Upon arrival and the stay is less than 14 days:
9.1 APORs shall not be allowed to go out from their place of residence and shall be required to undergo strict home quarantine protocols for the duration of his stay
9.2 That soon after the APORs will have left to go back to their workstations, their family members must continue to undergo home quarantine to complete the 14-day standard quarantine period to be monitored by the BHERT
That if the APORs’ travel is not work-related, the guidelines on the local health and safety protocols of the LGUs will apply. Implement proper coordination, monitoring, documentation and accountability among agencies of government, local government units and private companies and institutions. Failure to adhere to this set of requirements would result to the APORs being denied entry into our borders.
Dumaguete City’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has unanimously passed a resolution as well that set strict requirements for APORs, ROFs, OFWs and LSIs entering the city via land, sea and air.
Requirements to Enter Dumaguete City:
1. a negative RT-PCR test result
2. procure a Certificate of Acceptance from the City of Dumaguete
3. undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival in a facility designated for the purpose