Cebu remains under MGCQ until December 31

On Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte announced during his weekly address to the nation the new community quarantine classifications for the month of December.

Malacanang still placed the whole island of Cebu — Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City, and the Province of Cebu — under the relaxed Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).

Meanwhile, Metro Manila, Davao City, and six other areas will spend the Christmas holidays under general community quarantine (GCQ). During the meeting, COVID-19 Plan Chief Implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. said that the doctors and officials previously deployed to help Cebu City with its outbreak have been sent to Davao City to help curb the spike in COVID-19 cases.

The entire Cebu has been placed under MGCQ since September 1, 2020. Since then, more businesses and tourist attractions have already re-opened.

MGCQ Guidelines

Now allowed under MGCQ:

  • Tourist destinations (e.g. water parks, beaches, resorts)
  • Gyms, fitness studios, sports facilities for non-contact sports
  • Spas (full body massage)
  • Tattoo and body piercing
  • Internet and computer shops, educational support establishments, libraries, archives, and museums (allowed at 50 percent capacity)
  • Pet grooming services, travel agencies, tour operators, and other personal care services 
  • Live events (subject to DOT guidelines on meetings, incentives, conventions, exhibitions, and business events)
  • Dine-ins, barbershops, and salons are now allowed at 75% capacity
  • Shopping malls are now allowed to operate until 10PM
  • All other activities included under GCQ

Things to note:

  • Quarantine Passes are still required for non-workers and QR coding is still in effect.
    • QPasses ending in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) can go out on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays (5AM-1PM).
    • QPasses ending in even numbers (0, 2, 4, 5, 8) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays (1PM-9PM).
  • Employees must present Company ID or Certificate of Employment (COE).
  • Wearing of face masks is mandatory.
  • Religious mass gatherings and other gatherings such as sporting events and work conferences can now accommodate up to 50% capacity.
  • In Cebu City and Mandaue City, persons under 15 years old and above 60 years old, people with underlying health conditions, and pregnant women are still mandated to stay-at-home.
  • In the Cebu Province and Lapu-Lapu City, minors and senior citizens are now allowed to travel for leisure.

Cebu Province

Executive Order No. 20 and 20A for MGCQ status in Cebu Province:

Mandaue City

Executive Order No. 83 for MGCQ status in Mandaue City:

Lapu-Lapu City

Executive Order no. 48-N for MGCQ status in Lapu-Lapu City:

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Ram Mancelita
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