What you need to know about the Bukidnon General Community Quarantine guidelines

Starting Monday, April 27, 2020, Bukidnon will now be under General Community Quarantine (GCQ). This, after the Province of Bukidnon has been identified as a “low risk area.”

Here are the salient points we all need to know with regard to the Bukidnon General Community Quarantine:

  1. The general public may go out to buy or purchase basic necessities. However, if your age is from 0 to 20 and 60 and up, you must remain at home. If your age is from 21 but below 60 and you reside with co-morbidities or those with other risk factors must also remain at home.
  2. All MUST WEAR face masks in all places outside their homes. Establishments that will resume operations must also require their customers to wear masks and use sanitizers/alcohol.
  3. Social distancing must be followed at all times.
  4. Mass gatherings and religious activities are still prohibited.
  5. The following must remain open:
  • Essential business establishments
  • Offices and activities related to agriculture, food manufacturing and its entire supply chain
  • Food retail (delivery and takeout only)
  • Grocery stores
  • Convenience stores
  • Sari-sari stores
  • Healthcare
  • Logistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Internet providers
  • Media

6. The following can remain open provided they observe minimum prescribed social distancing rules: production, manufacturing, construction, quarrying, e-commerce, repair services, delivery, maintenance and housing

7. The following can operate but on reduced capacity: finance, business process outsourcing and non-leisure trade

8. The following must remain closed/non-operational:

  • Schools
  • Amusement Centers
  • Gaming
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Tourism Services
  • Barbershops/Salons/Parlors
  • Massage Clinics and Spas
  • Bars and KTVs
  • Indoor and outdoor sports facilities and playgrounds
  • Leisure and gaming
  • Resorts, swimming pools, parks, tourism sites and other recreational facilities
  • Cockpits, billiard halls and gyms

9. Workers residing outside Bukidnon can now enter the province. However, they MUST present proper identification, certificate of employment and/or passes. Workers must also present a certificate from their city or municipal health office stating that they are not PUM or PUI.

10. All farming and fishing activities can continue.

11. Bukidnon border checkpoints will continue to operate. All non-residents of Bukidnon will be denied entry except for: health workers, authorized government officials, those traveling for emergency and humanitarian reasons (patient must present a doctor’s referral), persons transiting to airports/seaports for essential and authorized travel only, persons providing basic services and public utilities and labor and workforce of businesses authorized to resume operations

12. Curfew will still take effect from 8 PM to 5 AM

13. Transport of cargo for food and non-food will be allowed provided there will only be one driver and one helper and that necessary passes from the Department of Agriculture and other concerned agencies can be presented.

14. Public transportation vehicles can resume operations. However, only 50% of their original capacity must be carried and strict social distancing as well as wearing of face masks will be observed. Operations must only be limited within Bukidnon.

15. For motorcycles, one driver and one passenger will be allowed. However, the passenger must belong to the same household and can present appropriate identification that states that they do belong in the same household. Private vehicles can operate provided that social distancing is observed.

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