P’sinan biz establishments welcome a less restrictive alert level


MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – Pangasinan facilities can now operate at full capacity while curfew hours have been adjusted after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) placed the province below the level alert 1 from March 1 to 15.

In Executive Order (EO) No. 15 issued on Monday, Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino III said that all private offices and workplaces, as well as government agencies and instruments, can operate at full capacity, in accordance with national publications on vaccination requirements. for on-site work.

However, face masks should always be worn correctly at all times, except for eating and drinking in team or individual sports in venues where ventilation standards can be maintained, and in outdoor sports or physical activities where physical distancing can be maintained.

There must be regular disinfection of high-risk areas, such as, but not limited to, assembly areas, high-touch surfaces, and frequently-visited areas using Food and Drug Administration-approved disinfectants (FDA).

He said in the EO that facilities must provide adequate air exchange and ventilation in accordance with Ministry of Labor and Employment Order No. 224-21.

“Establishments should install or maintain hand hygiene and sanitation facilities with an adequate supply of safe water, a hand-washing station or sink, soap and water or isopropyl alcohol (or ethyl) at 70% and hands-free trash cans,” he added.

The use of footbaths, disinfection tents, misting chambers or toilet cubicles to prevent and control the transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is not recommended.

Temperature screening before entering any establishment can be waived while the use of plastic or acrylic barriers or dividers is optional, Espino said in the EO.

He added that the use of paper-based health declaration or contact tracing forms will not be required for all agencies and facilities, while the use of digital contact tracing, such as the app StaySafe.PH is optional for all agencies and properties.

“Establishments are no longer required to set up isolation facilities within the workplace,” he said.

Meanwhile, the province-wide curfew is now from 00:00 a.m. to 04:00 a.m.

Espino said people aged 18 and over are required to show proof of full vaccination before participating in mass gatherings or entering indoor establishments, such as, but not limited to, gatherings. in person, gatherings for obituaries, wakes, burials, and funerals.

He added that all catering services inside food preparation establishments such as kiosks, commissaries, restaurants and eateries should also require proof of full vaccination, with the exception of food channels in outdoor or outdoor and take away.

Proof of full vaccination should also be required at meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibition events and locations permitted for social events, all indoor personal care establishments, fitness studios, gymnasiums and places of exercise and sport, all cinemas or theatrical cinemas operating at full capacity, tourist or tourist attractions, amusement parks and theme parks, among others. (NAP)

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