Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo issued Executive Order No. 23 Series of 2020 reiterating that all establishments and residents to celebrate the Feast of Saint Catherine de Alexandria from November 24 and 25, 2020 in accordance to the minimum health standards to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Among the salient provisions of the Executive Order No. 23 series of 2020:
1.November 24, 2020 is a special holiday
2.Key Quarantine Control Points are reactivated at entry and exit points in the territorial jurisdiction of the City of Dumaguete to maintain and organize the movement or flow of traffic
3.Residents who wish to celebrate and offer feasts shall limit the number of people preferably within the same household
4.Business establishments shall allow consumers/shoppers to enter their premises at a maximum of 50% capacity at a given time
5.Restaurants, eateries, bars and similar establishments shall operate at a maximum of 75% dine-in capacity at a given time
6.The Santa Catalina de Alejandria Church shall allow devotees to enter into the church premises at a maximum 50% seating capacity per mass rite
7.Each one is enjoined to wear face masks/or face shields; maintain social/physical distancing; sanitation of the hands and thermal body scanning
8.Individuals experiencing COVID-like symptoms are advised to stay at home and isolate, including their close contacts
9.Existing traffic routing schemes shall be strictly implemented
10.No drinking of liquor or alcoholic beverages in the public
The City’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has appealed the public that due to the threats of COVID-19 there is a need to celebrate the Charter Anniversary and annual fiesta modestly and avoid inviting non-members of the households, especially those from outside the City, to parties/banquets.
Non-residents of Dumaguete City are also discouraged from coming to join any festivities/gatherings as a safety measure.
The members of the PNP, Barangay Peace and Order Safety Officers, Traffic Management Office, Discipline Zone Unit and Special Enforcement Unit are instructed to strictly enforce the order.