[UPDATE No. 2 ❗️❗️❗️] The City Government of Baguio and OWWA-CARP has finalized the Guidelines for the Repatriation and Mandatory Quarantine of Returning OFWs to Baguio City. Click here for the new guidelines
[UPDATE ❗️❗️❗️] The Repatriation and Mandatory Quarantine of returning OFW’s and Residents has been WITHDRAWN pending further review and study of concerned offices…this is according to the announcement of the City Government of Baguio. For your concerns please contact the Baguio COVID-19 Hotlines here.
When the entire island of Luzon was placed under enhanced community quarantine last March 17, 2020, the city of Baguio has implemented the ECQ strictly. This move has caused some OFW and residents of Baguio City to be stranded in Metro Manila and other parts of the country.
With the extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine up to April 30, 2020, Mayor Benjamin Magalong has taken into consideration the plight of stranded OFW’s and residents of Baguio City. This is why the Mayor has allowed the “repatriation” of stranded residents to the City of Pines. However, this will only be allowed if those who wishes to go back to Baguio will subject themselves to the repatriation guidelines set by the City Government of Baguio.
Repatriation Guidelines and Mandatory Quarantine:
- Upon arrival, all travelers must submit Health Declaration Forms, and present proof that they are residents of Baguio City. OFW, in addition to proof of residence, must present their OWWA documents;
- Returning residents shall then proceed to the BGHMC Triage for assessment and COVID-19 testing.
- OFW’s shall await their results at the OWWA designated Quarantine Facility;
- Non-OFW returning residents shall register at their Barangays and observe self-quarantine while waiting for their results.
- For positive test results, the patient will be admitted for isolation;
- For negative test results, returning residents shall proceed home and undergo self-quarantine for a period of 14-days.
With this, those who are returning to residents of Baguio coming from provinces especially from places with most COVID-19 cases to strictly follow the guidelines.
For Further Inquiries please call the COVID-19 Hotline for Baguio
Source: PIO Baguio
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