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Kalinga down to Alert Level 2 starting Feb.16-28

Updated: Feb 16, 2022

Tabuk City, Kalinga – COVID-19 restrictions in the province of Kalinga will be eased following the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to place Kalinga under Alert Level 2 starting February 16 to 28, 2022.

Apart from more relaxed quarantine restrictions, more businesses and establishments are permitted to operate with increased capacity.

Acting Presidential Spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles announced on Monday, February 14, that aside from Kalinga, the provinces of Abra, Apayao, Baguio City, Benguet, Ifugao, and Mountain Province will be on the same COVID-19 classification.

Guidelines for Alert Level 2

According to the guidelines set by the Department of Health, venues for meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE), recreational venues, and other establishments shall be allowed to operate or be undertaken at a maximum of 50% indoor venue capacity for fully vaccinated individuals and those below 18 years of age, even if unvaccinated, and 70% outdoor venue capacity.

“Provided that all on-site workers/employees of these establishments or organizers of activities are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and minimum public health standards (MPHS) shall be strictly maintained,” rules DOH.

Conduct of limited face-to-face or in-person classes for higher education and for technical-vocational education and training are allowed, while in-person classes for basic education are subjected to prior approval of the President.

Moreover, intrazonal and interzonal movement shall be allowed. However, reasonable restrictions may be imposed by the LGUs, which should not be stricter as those prescribed under higher alert levels and subject to the oversight, monitoring, and evaluation of the Regional IATF.

Agencies and instrumentalities of the government shall remain to be fully operational and shall adhere to at least 80% on-site workforce. Those assigned to work off-site shall be subject to alternative work arrangements as approved by the head of agency.

COVID-19 Status of Kalinga

The Provincial Health office reported that the province recorded only 119 COVID-19 active cases as of February 13 with 11, 174 recoveries and 253 deaths.

With the decline of cases, the Bed Occupancy Rate is at Low-Risk Level or Safe Zone.

However, Governor Ferdinand Tubban and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Edward Tandingan reminded the public not to be complacent and continue following the implemented protocols to protect themselves and their loved ones against the virus.


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