Owners and the management of food establishments participate in the 2nd day of the Health and Safety Forum for Tourism Establishments in preparation for the gradual opening and easing of restrictions under the new normal so they can operate while preventing possible COVID-19 transmission.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo led the panel of resource persons to impart the best practices in the fight against COVID-19 and priority infrastructure projects that will revitalize the local economy and create jobs.
Councilors Lilani Ramon, Michael Bandal and Bernice Elmaco also joined the forum organized by City Tourism Officer Jacqueline V. Antonio and Director Nimfa Virtucio of the Department of Trade and Industry Negros Oriental.
Both Mayor Remollo and City Health Officer Ma. Sarah B. Talla highlighted the best practices in COVID response and initiatives that were effective in containing the coronavirus. For three weeks now, there has been no new case of COVID-19 infection in Dumaguete City.
Meanwhile, City Chief-of-Police Lt. Col. Mark Gifter Sucalit discussed how to remain vigilant during a crisis with emphasis on personal security tips and criminal profiling.
DTI also presented the science of contact tracing and management of data privacy as the agency discourages the use of pen and paper in contact tracing by adopting innovations such as digital and QR codes system in collecting data of costumers and workers in the industry.
The participants fielded questions and interacted with the authorities on how to reopen their businesses without sacrificing the health and safety of the public and their employees.