The City Health Marshals were deployed to enforce COVID-19 protocols in the beachfronts where the elderly and children were present despite advice for them, especially the unvaccinated, to stay indoors and avoid unauthorized mass gatherings.
Negros Oriental remains under Alert Level 4 due to the high number of COVID-19 cases.
In accordance to the National IATF Guidelines on the Implementation of Alert Levels System for COVID-19 Response, the following are among the activities and establishments not allowed to operate or be undertaken: face to face or in-person classes for basic education; all contact sports, whether indoor or outdoor; cinemas and movie houses; Funfairs/peryas and kid amusement industries such as playgrounds, playroom, and kiddie rides and Gatherings in residences with individuals not belonging to the same household.
The Health Marshals are composed of personnel from the City Health Office, Philippine National Police, Traffic Management Office, Special Enforcement Unit, City Administrator’s Office, Department Trade Industry, City Social Welfare and Development Office and Bureau of Fire Protection.