Mayor Evelio Leonardia has signed an executive order extending the alert level 2 classification of the city versus the deadly coronavirus until January 15, 2022.
The latest EO is in compliance with the directive of the National Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (NIATF-MEID) pursuant to the guidelines on the nationwide implementation of Alert Level System (as last amended on December 14, 2021) for COVID-19 response.
Despite the escalation of the alert level in the National Capital Region, the city will continue to permit intrazonal and interzonal travel into and out of Bacolod subject to the presentation of the vaccination card of the traveler duly issued by the Local Government Unit (LGU) of origin, Department of Health (DOH), Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ), or any government agency, national or international, duly authorized to issue such vaccination credentials.
Travelers who are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 shall be required to present a negative RT PCR test result obtained within 72 hours prior to arrival in the city.
All establishments permitted to operate under alert level 2 will also remain open subject to capacity limit which stands at 50% for indoor and 70% for outdoor.
Meanwhile, daily curfew hours shall be now observed again from 11:00 P.M. to 4:00 A.M., reverting to the regular practice and policy after the Christmas Holidays.
But exemptions shall be made for workers on night shifts, media practitioners, public emergencies like fire/ambulance services/other occasions caused by disaster/calamity, and those requiring medical services.