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Executive Order No. 0015-2022
WHEREAS, Section 15, Article II of the 1987 Philippine Constitution and Section 16 of Republic Act No. 7160 otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991 provide that Local Government Units within their territorial jurisdiction shall promote health and safety of the people;
WHEREAS, due to the nationwide spread of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Philippines is declared to be under State of Public Health Emergency and State of Calamity by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte;
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 151 (s. 2021) issued by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on November 11, 2021, approved the nationwide rollout of the Alert Level System and adopted the Guidelines on the Nationwide Implementation of Alert Level System for Covid-19 Response (Alert Level System Guidelines) issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID);
WHEREAS, pursuant to IATF-EID Resolution No. 163-A, Series of 2022 issued February 27, 2022, the Province of Pangasinan was placed in Alert Level 1, effective on March 1-15, 2022;
WHEREAS, it is necessary to promulgate guidelines on the implementation of Alert Level 1 in Pangasinan, in accordance with the Guidelines on the Nationwide Implementation of Alert Level System For Covid-19 Response (Alert Level System Guidelines) currently in force and pertinent issuances of the national IATF-EID and other government agencies;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, AMADO I. ESPINO III, Governor of the Province of Pangasinan, through the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order the following:
SECTION 1. CURFEW. There shall be a province-wide curfew from 12:00 o’clock midnight to 4:00 o’clock in the morning.
SECTION 2. FACE MASKS. Pursuant to Part I, Section 6.I.B.3, Alert Level System Guidelines dated February 27, 2022, face masks shall be worn properly at all times except when:
A. Eating and drinking;
B. In team/individual sports in venues where ventilation standards can be maintained;
C. In outdoor sports/exercise activities where physical distance can be maintained.
A. All private offices and workplaces may operate at full 100% capacity, consistent with national issuances on vaccination requirements for on-site work. (Part I, Section 6.I.B.1.a, Alert Level System Guidelines)
B. Agencies and instrumentalities of the government shall adhere to 100% on-site workforce. (Part I, Section 6.I.B.1.b, Alert Level System Guidelines)
A. There must be regular disinfection of high-risk areas such as but not limited to areas for gatherings, highly touched surfaces, and frequently visited areas using disinfectants approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
B. Establishments are to ensure adequate air exchange and ventilation, consistent with Department of Labor and Employment Department Order No. 224-21.
C. Establishments must install/maintain hand hygiene and sanitation facilities with the following:
i. Adequate and safe water supply
ii. Hand washing station or sink
iii. Soap and water or 70% Isopropyl (or Ethyl) Alcohol
iv. Hands-free trash receptacles
D. Establishments must install/maintain visual cues or signages on mask wearing, hand hygiene, DOH hotlines, and other health and safety reminders.
E. Use of foot baths, disinfection tents, misting chambers, or sanitation booths for preventing and controlling Covid-19 transmission are not recommended. (Part I, Section 6.I.B.2.k, Alert Level System Guidelines)
F. Temperature checking prior to entry in any establishment may be dispensed with. (Part I, Section 6.I.B.2.k, Alert Level System Guidelines)
G. Use of plastic/acrylic barriers/dividers are optional. (Part I, Section 6.I.B.2.l, Alert Level System Guidelines)
H. Use of health declaration forms/paper-based contact tracing shall not be required for all the agencies and establishments. (Part I, Section 6.II.A.2, Alert Level System Guidelines)
I. Use of digital contact tracing such as the StaySafe.PH application is optional for all the agencies and establishments. (Part I, Section 6.II.A.e, Alert Level System Guidelines)
J. Establishments are no longer required to set up isolation facilities within the workplace. (Part I, Section 6.III.C, Alert Level System Guidelines)
A. All component LGUs shall ensure unhampered movement of all types of goods and cargoes.
B. Public transportation shall be at full seating capacity. Provided, that if the point of origin or destination has a higher alert level classification and prescribes a lower seating capacity, the latter shall prevail. (Part I, Section 6.I.B.1.c, Alert Level System Guidelines)
C. Land-based transport terminals are to ensure compliance with sanitary standards, among others, that are set in accordance with R.A. 11311.
D. LGUs are encouraged to install structures enabling active transportation.
SECTION 6. TESTING. The following guidelines on Covid-19 testing and testing prioritization shall be observed based on Part I, Sec. 6.II.B, Alert Level System Guidelines:
A. RT PCR testing shall be recommended and prioritized for:
i. Persons above 60 years old and those with comorbidities;
ii. Healthcare workers for groups at highest risk for infection such as deemed necessary.
B. RT PCR testing shall be optional for persons not stated above.
i. Testing shall not be recommended for asymptomatic close contacts unless symptoms develop, and should immediately isolate regardless of test results. Instead, symptom monitoring is recommended. Should testing still be used, it should be done at least five (5) days from the day of last exposure.
ii. Testing shall not be recommended for screening asymptomatic individuals.
C. Antigen tests shall be recommended only for symptomatic individuals and in cases where RT-PCR is not available, consistent with national IATF-EID guidelines.
D. Repeat tests shall not be required for the safe reintegration into the community.
A. Individuals who are eighteen (18) years old and above are required to present proof of full vaccination before participating in mass gatherings or entry into indoor establishments, such as but not limited to (Part I, Section 6.VI.A, Alert Level System Guidelines):
i. In-person religious gatherings; gatherings for necrological services, wakes, inurnment, and funerals for those who died of causes other than COVID-19 and for the cremains of the COVID-19 deceased;
ii. All indoor dine-in services of food preparation establishments such as kiosks, commissaries, restaurants, and eateries. For outdoor or al fresco dining and take out channels, no proof of full vaccination is required;
iii. Meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibition events, and permitted venues for social events such as parties, wedding receptions, engagement parties, wedding anniversaries, debut and birthday parties, family reunions, and bridal or baby showers;
iv. All indoor personal care establishments such as barbershops, hair spas, hair salons, and nail spas, and those offering aesthetic/cosmetic services or procedures, make-up services, salons, spas, reflexology, and other similar procedures including home service options;
v. Fitness studios, gyms, and venues for exercise and sports;
vi. All indoor cinemas or movie houses operating at full capacity;
vii. Visitor or tourist attractions such as libraries, archives, museums, galleries, exhibits, parks, plazas, public gardens, scenic viewpoints or overlooks;
viii. Amusement parks and theme parks;
ix. Funfairs/peryas and kid amusement industries such as playgrounds, playrooms, and kiddie rides;
x. Recreational venues such as internet cafes, billiard halls, amusement arcades, bowling alleys, skating rinks, archery halls, swimming pools, and similar venue;
xi. Venues with live voice or wind-instrument performers and audiences such as in karaoke bars, clubs, concert halls, and theaters;
xii. Indoor ancillary establishments in hotels and other accommodation establishments; and
xiii. Venues for election-related events.
B. Children ages seventeen (17) years old and below shall not be required to present proof of full vaccination. (Part I, Section 6.VI.A, Alert Level System Guidelines)
A. Any violation of these Guidelines may be prosecuted under the appropriate local ordinance and/or as non-cooperation of the person or entities punishable under Section 9 par. (d) or (e), as the case may be, of Republic Act No. 11332, otherwise known as the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act, and its Implementing Rules and Regulations.
B. Any individual or establishment who or which will falsify any Covid-19 vaccine card shall be prosecuted under the appropriate local ordinance and/or under Act No. 3815 or the Revised Penal Code, as amended, pursuant to Section 12 of Republic Act No. 11525 or the Covid-19 Vaccination Program Act of 2021.
SECTION 9. AUTHORITY TO DECLARE GRANULAR LOCKDOWN. The authority to impose granular lockdown shall be given to the city and municipal mayors with respect to the following:
A. Component barangays, subject to the concurrence of the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force;
B. Individual houses, where one household member has been confirmed;
C. Residential buildings, streets, blocks, puroks, subdivisions, and/or villages within their jurisdiction.
SECTION 10. SEPARABILITY CLAUSE. Should any provision of this Order be declared by a court of competent authority as invalid or unconstitutional, the remaining provisions not adversely affected thereby shall remain in full force and effect.
SECTION 11. EFFECTIVITY CLAUSE. This Order shall take effect immediately until or unless subsequently amended/revoked/revised. All orders, rules, regulations, promulgations, circulars, and/or issuances by the IATF and/or concerned national government offices/agencies are hereby adopted. All previous issuances of the undersigned and/or by component LGUs, which are not in contravention of the IATF Resolutions and/or its member agencies shall be made applicable in a suppletory manner.
Done this 28th day of February 2022, in Lingayen, Pangasinan.

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