BALIWAG, BULACAN. Last June 2, 2020, Municipal Administrator Enrique V. Tagle issued Memorandum MA No. 159, Series 2020 with subject: Compliance with Executive Order No. 23, s. 2020 – Imposition of General Community Quarantine in the Municipality of Baliwag.
Through the memorandum, all business establishments (operating) are reminded to comply with the provisions of the executive order, specifically on the following:
- Industries allowed to operate and prohibited during the General Community Quarantine (GCQ);
- Workplace specific protocols and measures;
- Designating Health Safety Officers; and
- DTI –DOLE Interim Guidelines for Rapid Testing.
The memorandum highlighted the Minimum Health Standards that should be observed at all times. The EO enumerated the following:
- Physical Distancing – maintain at least one (1) meter separation from other individuals per Mandatory Face Mask Ordinance of 2020;
- Wearing of Face Mask – all individuals who leave their premises shall at all times wear a cloth face coverings (cover the nose and mouth) per Mandatory Face Mask Ordinance of 2020;
- Hand hygiene, cough etiquette, cleanliness and sanitation should be rigorously practiced;
- Provision of foot bath and alcohol;
- Regular Disinfection;
- Regular Temperature Screening;
- Unilateral Direction;
- Visual Signages;
- Carrying Capacity; and
- Other Work Arrangement
The memorandum likewise hinted the business establishments that there will be an inspection that will be conducted, requiring them to post visual signages and their carrying capacity.
- Visual Signages
- Carrying Capacity – Format
In addition, the Official Facebook Page of the Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO), Baliwag BPLO, has been recognized through the memorandum. It provides that the executive order, the visual signages and carrying capacity (format) will be uploaded to said page to facilitate compliance.
MA Tagle, during the meeting of Baliwag Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) last June 4, 2020 mentioned that compliance to the existing guidelines will be monitored by the Joint Inspection/Assessment Team (JIAT) of the municipality. The checklist that will be used was presented and approved on said meeting.
BPLO Head Jose Nilo C. Fernando, being part of the JIAT Secretariat, reported that the detailed personnel at BPLO has been instructed to distributed said memorandum to various business establishments. END.