Ilocos Sur government allowed home quarantine this Christmas season
Last November 27, Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Luis Singson issued Executive Order no. 45, allowing all returning residents, locally stranded individuals, and returning overseas Filipino workers to spend their quarantine at home from December 7, 2020 to January 10, 2021. Their travels must be coordinated with the local government unit of their residence. They shall issue a Certificate of Acceptance from the barangay captain of their residence that specifically states the name of person/people who are allowed to enter their barangays. The certificate shall be presented upon arrival at the border prior to their entrance.
The following documents must be presented before entry to the borders of Ilocos Sur:
• For locally stranded individuals - health certificate, travel authority, proof of residence in Ilocos Sur, Certificate of Acceptance from LGU of residence, and negative RT-PCR result taken within 72 hours from the date of entry or antigen test issued within 24 hours of entry if RT-PCR test is unavailable
• For returning residents - health certificate, travel authority, ID with residential address in Ilocos Sur, Certificate of Acceptance from the LGU of residence, negative RT-PCR result taken within 72 hours from the date of entry or antigen test issued within 24 hours of entry if RT-PCR test is unavailable, and Certificate of Employment stating the status of employment and/or period of approved vacation from work
• For returning OFWs - certificate from the Bureau of Quarantine that he/she has completed the 14-day quarantine or at least have been subjected to initial quarantine immediately upon arrival in the Philippines, result of negative RT-PCR, travel authority, and Certificate of Acceptance from the LGU of Residence.
Facility quarantine will not be required for returning residents during this period, but they must strictly stay with their families for 14 days upon arrival and must follow safety protocols. They must also undergo mandatory antigen testing on the 4th, 8th, and 12th days of their home quarantine, and these tests will be shouldered by them.
All household members of returning residents shall be treated as persons under monitoring within 14 days from the time of arrival of the returning resident in their homes. The LGU shall strictly monitor the movements of the resident and household members for contact tracing purposes.