The Bacolod Emergency Operations Center suggested that big gatherings this Christmas season be done outdoor.
EOC executive chair Em Ang said that they are encouraging holding of Christmas parties in outdoor venues as part of the minimum health requirement to avoid spike in COVID-19 cases.
When events are done outdoors Ang stressed that this can help avoid the so-called “Three Cs”, closed spaces, crowded places, and close contact settings.
She also encourages that big gatherings be limited to only fully vaccinated guests.
The other day, Mayor Evelio Leonardia issued Executive Order No. 59 extending the period of Alert Level 2 in Bacolod from December 1, 2021 until December 15, 2021 with the continuing application of Executive Order No. 53, Series of 2021, dated November 14, 2021, all pursuant to the guidelines of the National IATF- MEID (As last amended on November 18, 2021) on the nationwide implementation of alert level system for COVID-19 response.