With both Cagayan de Oro and Gingoog Cities placed under an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), here are the latest guidelines as prescribed on the latest Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines with Amendments approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) last May 20, 2021.

Generally, the movement of all persons under ECQ shall be limited to accessing goods and services from permitted establishments, for work in such establishments, or for such other activities as allowed under ECQ.

WHO ARE NOT ALLOWED TO GO OUT

Any person below eighteen (18) years old, those who are over sixty-five (65) years of age, those with immunodeficiency, comorbidity, or other health risks, and pregnant women EXCEPT for obtaining essential goods and services, or for work in industries and offices or such other activities as permitted.

INDUSTRIES ALLOWED TO OPERATE AT FULL CAPACITY

  • Public and private hospitals
  • Health, emergency, and frontline services, including those provided by dialysis centers, chemotherapy centers, HMOs, health insurance providers, disaster risk reduction management officers, and public safety officers, and the like;
  • Manufacturers of medicines and vitamins, medical supplies, devices, and equipment, including suppliers of input, packaging, and distribution;
  • Industries involved in agriculture (crops, fruits, vegetables, livestock, and poultry), forestry, fishery, and such other components of the food value chain and their workers, including farmers and fisherfolks;
  • Logistics service providers (delivery and courier services; cargo handling; warehousing; trucking; freight forwarding; shipping, port and terminal operators);
  • Essential and priority construction projects, whether public or private, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH);
  • Manufacturing related to food and other essential goods such as but not limited to soap and detergents, diapers, personal hygiene products, toilet paper, and wet wipes, and disinfectants;
  • Companies that manufacture, distribute, and/or supply equipment or products necessary to perform construction or maintenance works, such as cement and steel, or spare parts;
  • Essential retail trade and service establishments such as public markets, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies or drug stores, hardware, office supplies, bicycle shops, laundry shops, and water-refilling stations;
  • Food preparation establishments such as kiosks, commissaries, restaurants, and eateries, but limited to take-out and delivery;
  • Public and private financial service providers involved in the distribution of government grants and amelioration subsidies; and
  • Business process outsourcing establishments (BPOs), and export-oriented businesses, including mining and quarrying activities; and
  • Public transport providers and operators

INDUSTRIES ALLOWED TO OPERATE AT 50% CAPACITY

  • Media establishments and their total permanent staff complement, inclusive of reporters and other field employees.

INDUSTRIES ALLOWED TO OPERATE WITH ONSITE SKELETON FORCE

  • Dental, rehabilitation, optometry, and other medical clinics for the treatment of illness or injuries. Provided, that there is strict observance of infection prevention and control protocols. Provided, further, that dental procedures shall be limited to emergency cases only and that the wearing of full Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) by dentists and attendants shall be mandatory. Provided, finally, that home service therapy for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) shall be allowed;
  • Veterinary clinics;
  • Banks, money transfer services, including pawnshops only insofar as performing money transfer functions, microfinance institutions, and credit cooperatives, including their armored vehicle services, if any;
  • Capital markets, including but not limited to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Securities and Exchange Commission, Philippine Stock Exchange, Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corporation, Philippine Securities Settlement Corporation, and Philippine Depository and Trust Corporation;
  • Water supply and janitorial/sanitation services and facilities, including waste disposal services, as well as property management and building utility services;
  • The energy sector (oil, gas, and power companies), their third-party contractors and service providers, including employees involved in electric transmission and distribution, electric power plant and line maintenance, electricity market and retail suppliers, as well as those involved in the exploration, operations, trading and delivery of coal, oil, crude or petroleum and by-products (gasoline, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas, jet oil, kerosene, lubricants), including gasoline stations, refineries, and depots or any kind of fuel used to produce electricity;
  • Telecommunications companies, internet service providers, cable television providers, including those who perform indirect services such as the technical, sales, and other support personnel, as well as the employees of their third-party contractors doing sales, installation, maintenance, and repair works;
  • Airline and aircraft maintenance, pilots and crew, and employees of aviation schools for purposes of the pilot’s recurrent training for flight proficiency and type rating using simulator facilities; and ship captains and crew, including shipyard operations and repair;
  • Funeral and embalming services;
  • Security personnel licensed by the PNP – Supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agencies;
  • Printing establishments authorized by the Bureau of Internal Revenue and other government agencies to print accountable forms and other security documents;
  • Establishments engaged in repair and maintenance of machinery and equipment, for households and essential permitted establishments;
  • Establishments engaged in repair and maintenance of motorized and non-motorized vehicles, including the sale of spare parts;
  • Leasing of real and personal properties;
  • Employment activities that involve the recruitment and placement for permitted sectors;
  • Teachers, professors and other staff for purposes of conducting online/offline, and flexible classes, completion of grades, and processing of student credentials, requirements and documents;
  • Lawyers who will provide legal representation necessary to protect rights of persons as well as legal services for permitted establishments; and
  • All other establishments, to the extent necessary for the buying and selling of consumer goods or services via the internet.

ALLOWED ACTIVITIES/MOVEMENTS

  • Cargoes especially those delivering food
  • Travel of workers under open industries
  • Outside movement for purchase of essential goods and medicines
  • Public transportation shall remain operational subject to established capacities and protocols
  • APOR, workers, and cargo vehicles are allowed subject to presentation of ID

LIMITED ACTIVITIES

  • Weddings, baptisms, and funeral services shall be limited to immediate household members, not more than ten (10) persons
  • Restaurants, cafes, and establishments shall be limited only for delivery and takeout
  • Only hotels or accommodation establishments with valid Department of Tourism (DOT) Accreditation to accommodate guests and clients for legitimate purposes under a state of a public health emergency

PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES

  • Mass gatherings
  • Religious gatherings
  • Face-to-face meetings 
  • Dine-in restaurants/Al Fresco

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