Mayor reiterates wearing of face mask, shield against COVID

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Do not go out of your residences unprotected.

Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong reminded the public to adhere to basic health protocols particularly wearing of face mask and face shield when outside their residences.

At the same time, the Mayor directed the Baguio City Police Office and the Public Order and Safety Division to go after persons not wearing or improperly wearing their face mask and shield.

The mayor reminds the public that practicing basic health protocols are the only means to protect one from contracting the Coronavirus disease. These are wearing of face mask and face shield, physical distancing and maintaining personal hygiene aside from boosting the immune system.

City Ordinance No. 45, series of 2020, directs for Php1,000 fine for the first offense of not wearing a facemask while City Ordinance No. 46, series of 2020, imposes physical distancing in all activities in the City of Baguio with a fine of Php500 for the first offense.

While there is no ordinance mandating the wearing of face shield, Mayor Magalong issued Executive Order No. 126, series of 2020, requiring the use of face shields in public markets, supermarkets, groceries, malls, shopping centers and government offices as well as when inside public transportation vehicles.

While the mayor is aware of public criticisms against the wearing of face shield, he said the city government will not allow complacency. He said adherence to basic health protocols is also a sign of respect to all the frontliners risking their lives to save others during the ongoing pandemic. 

– Jessa Samidan


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