The City Government of Baguio has expanded the age group of people who are prohibited from going outside of their residence, subject to certain exceptions.
The announcement came on Sunday after the authorities have noticed an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases belonging in the age group of one (1) to seventeen (17) years old, with one hundred sixty-four (164) confirmed cases recorded from August 1 to 20.
Since the concerned age group is not yet qualified to receive any COVID-19 vaccinations, Mayor Benjamin Magalong has decided to temporarily increase the restriction to mitigate any further risk in the youth sector of the city.
Executive Order No. 99 series of 2021
As per EO No. 99 series of 2021, starting Monday, August 23 to Sunday, August 29, 2021, all persons aged seventeen (17) years old and below shall stay in their homes at all times, except in the following instances:
a. Recreational or leisure activities in outdoor areas. For purposes of this order, outdoor areas are those spaces that allow free movement from all directions and may be covered by a roof, supported by posts, and not surrounded by walls, and shall be limited to the following:
- Biking and hiking trails
- Outdoor tourist sites and attractions
- Outdoor non-contact sports courts and venues
- alfresco seating areas in food and beverage establishments with dine-in services
b. Indispensable appointments or transactions that require physical presence, or medical appointments/emergencies
Copy of EO 99-2021
Below is a copy of the Executive Order released through the Public Information Office of the City of Baguio: