The City Health Office commended food establishments that are observing the no dine-in policy, which is still in effect while Dumaguete City is under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).
For food establishments only takeout and delivery will be allowed while resumption of personal care services(beauty salons, barber shops, parlors etc.) remain prohibited.
Health Marshals will be conducting inspections and patrols to enforce the no dine-in policy among food establishments and the prohibition of operations of personal care services while Dumaguete City is under MECQ as provided for in the Omnibus Guidelines on the implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines of the National IATF-MEID dated May 20, 2021.
Executive Assistant for Security Concerns retired General Rey Lyndon Lawas said that these restrictions are necessary to prevent gatherings and close physical contacts to help control and bring down the number of COVID-19 cases in the city.
Establishments will be inspected of their compliance to the no dine-in policy and the mandate to provide disinfectants for their customers, to require the use of face masks and social distancing.
Amid the calls for the relaxation of quarantine controls to allow dine-in services in food establishments and resumption of operations of parlors and barber shops, still the Negros Oriental Medical Society and City Health Office reiterate the need to follow the National IATF-MEID Guidelines on MECQ and to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases.