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Kalinga retains Alert Level 1 status

Tabuk City, Kalinga – The eased restrictions implemented in Kalinga will continue as the province retains its ‘new normal’ or Alert Level 1 status until March 31, 2022.

National Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases announced the extension of the province’s status on Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

With this, the guidelines under Executive Order No. 2022-13 earlier issued by Governor Ferdinand Tubban will remain in effect.

Plastic divider not required

Under Alert Level 1, several restrictions were lifted, such as the required use of acrylic and/or plastic dividers in public transportation and that public vehicles could already accommodate a full seating capacity.

The Safe, Swift and Smart Passage (S-Pass) travel management system shall not be required for inter-zonal travels.

Everyone can now undertake intra-zonal and inter-zonal travel regardless of age and even comorbidities.

Proof of full vaccination required

The provincial government, however, still requires proof of full vaccination before entry into indoor establishments with closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings, except for children ages and below.

For outdoor or al fresco dining and take-out channels, no proof of full vaccination is required.

Establishments allowed to operate

All establishments, persons, or activities are allowed to operate, work, or be undertaken at total on-site or venue seating capacity, provided these are consistent with minimum public health standards.

Establishments are no longer required to set up isolation facilities within the workplace.

The use of digital contact tracing, such as StaySafe.PH application is optional for all agencies and establishments.

All private offices and workplaces, including public and private construction sites, may operate at full capacity, consistent with national issuance on vaccination requirements for on-site work.

The offices may continue to provide flexible and alternative work arrangements as deemed appropriate based on function or individual risk.

Agencies of the government shall also adhere to 100 percent on-site workforce.

Off-site work shall be under such work arrangements subject to relevant rules and regulations issued by the Civil Service Commission and the Office of the President.

On face-to-face classes

Face-to-face classes for primary education shall be subject to the approval of the Office of the President.

Kalinga Province to continue implementing COVID-19 preventive measures

Despite the easing of restrictions, the province remains steadfast in ensuring safety thus, the strict enforcement of minimum public health standards, especially the uniform implementation in high-risk areas such as healthcare settings, wet markets, supermarkets, government offices, workplaces, at home among others.

The provincial government shall also continue its improved implementation of engineering and administrative controls, especially ventilation standards and actions against crowding and gatherings.

Moreover, the PLGU shall continue with its vaccination sessions utilizing both fixed-site and outreach service (H2H or ‘Suyod’) delivery methods and provision for additional vaccination sites.


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