BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia issued Executive Order No. 2 placing Bacolod City under Alert Level 3 per the systems guidelines for Covid-19 response from January 14 to 31.
The order provides that intrazonal and interzonal movement will be allowed. However, reasonable restrictions may be imposed by the city government, as earlier provided in E.O. No. 1, series of 2022, dated January 9 and subject to the oversight, monitoring and evaluation of their respective Regional Inter-Agency Task Force.
Those below 18 years of age, and those belonging to the vulnerable population, will be allowed access to obtain essential goods and services, or for work in permitted industries and offices in accordance with existing labor laws, rules and regulations. Individual outdoor exercises will also be allowed for all ages regardless of comorbidities or vaccination status, it said.
The following establishments and/or activities characterized as high-risk for transmission will not be allowed to operate, or be undertaken : face-to-face classes for basic education, except for those previously approved by IATF or the Office of the President; contact sports, except those conducted under a bubble-type setup; funfairs/peryas and kid amusement industries; venues with live voice or wind instrument performers and audiences; casinos, horse racing, cockfighting, etc ; and gatherings in residence with individuals not belonging to the same household, the order said.
The following establishments, or activities will be allowed to operate or be undertaken at a maximum of 30 percent indoor venue capacity for fully vaccinated individuals only and 50 percent for outdoor venue capacity: venues for MICE, permitted venues for social events such as parties, weddings, etc; visitor or tourist attraction; amusement or theme park; recreational venues; cinema or movie houses; limited face-to-face for higher education and technical-vocational education; in person religious gatherings; licensure exams; dine-in services in food preparation establishments, etc.
The order also provides that curfew hours will be observed from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.
The selling of liquor, wine, beer or any alcohol or intoxicating beverage in public places and the selling and/or consumption of such alcoholic beverages in authorized public places will be allowed only from 12 noon to 10 p.m.*