Face Shields Now Required Among Baguio City Employees, Workers

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BAGUIO CITY(August 6, 2020) –  While wearing of face shields before riding public utility vehicles will begin on August 15, 2020,  Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong ordered all employees, workers and other personnel in business establishments, banks and government offices to wear face shields while on duty.

Magalong cited in his executive order 118 series of 2020 the increase of Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19) infections in the city since easing up restrictions under the Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) classification combined with the city’s aggressive operations for expanded testing of various sectors.  He said that the city has been from time to time reminding the people to be vigilant, strictly follow health safety protocols.

“Although minimum public health standards are prescribed by national health authorities to limit risk of transmission, additional measures such as the use of face shields or transparent physical barriers must be implemented,” Magalong pointed out.

The mayor cited executive order 93 series of 2020 mandating all workers, employees and vendors in the public markets, satellite markets, supermarkets and grocery stores, and drivers of PUVs to wear face shields, facemasks and hand gloves.

Magalong stated that the directive must be further expanded to include industries that have increased their operational capacity since the implementation of MGCQ guidelines.

Artemio A. Dumlao