The local Health Marshals inspected today the various shops, malls and restaurants in the downtown area to check on their compliance to the protocols against COVID-19.
Upon direct orders of Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, City Executive Assistant for Security Concerns retired General Rey Lyndon Lawas and City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla led separate teams to cover more establishments to reiterate the responsibilities of the management in preventing transmission of the virus while the city remains under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).
All business establishments are mandated to enforce minimum health protocols such as: wearing of face masks; wearing of face shields and social distancing especially during gatherings in restaurants, malls and public eating places, which should be limited to 50% venue capacity.
Section 4 of City Ordinance No. 65 series of 2020 provides that failure of the business establishments to impose physical distancing inside their premises, provide alcohol and sanitizers to employees and clients and conduct daily disinfection will be penalized with a fine and subsequent revocation of the business permit on 3rd offense.
The Health Marshals are composed of personnel from the City Health Office, Philippine National Police, Traffic Management Office, Special Enforcement Unit, Department Trade Industry, and Bureau of Fire Protection.