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Indoor tourist attractions among others will be closed from March 22 -April 4, 2021

In line with the guidelines released by the Malacanang and IATF through IATF Resolution No. 103 and Malacanang Memorandum Circular No. 85, the City Government of Baguio introduced amendments to Executive Order 10 series of 2021 through Executive No. 42 Series of 2021. The IATF resolution came, in the light of the daily surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines.

Establishments that will temporarily stop operations

The amendments provides for the temporary closure of several establishments of Baguio City. It also provides for the maximum capacity requirement for hotels, cafe’s and restaurants. According to the executive order the following shall halt operations starting March 22, 2021 until April 4, 2021.

  • Indoor Tourist Attractions
  • Driving Schools
  • Traditional Cinemas
  • Museums and Cultural Centers
  • Libraries and Archives
  • Game Arcades

For Hotels, Inns, Food Establishments

The following establishments will also have to abide by the set guidelines in the executive order from March 22 until April 4, 2021 unless otherwise ordered by the IATF-IED.

  1. Food and beverage establishments with dine-in service shall have a maximum of 50% seating capacity  at any given time.
  2. Gyms, salons, spas, personal care establishments shall have a maximum of 50% of the premises capacity at any given time.
  3. For tourism and hospitality related establishments including hotels, inns and other accommodation establishments the following shall apply:
  • There shall be a maximum of 50% accommodation capacity for checked-in guests.
  • Maximum of 50% for ancillary services such as restaurants, cafes, canteens, eateries, gyms, salons, spas and other personal care establishments.
  • Maximum of 30% of venue capacity for events, functions, permitted social gatherings and similar activities.

For Government Offices

Departments in the government may opt to have full operational capacity, or may adopt alternative work arrangements in accordance with the rules set by the Civil service commission. However, for the offices in the executive branch of the City of Baguio, the operational capacity will be reduced to a minimum of 30% to a maximum of 50%, unless agencies providing critical services  such as health, border control and emergency frontline services will require a higher capacity.

As stated, these guidelines will take effect on March 22, 2021 and will end on April 4, 2021 unless otherwise extended by the IAFT-IED.


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