Guimaras Governor Samuel Gumarin has strengthened the province’s protocols and policies to prevent further local COVID-19 transmission and to sustain the economy . He issued Executive Order (EO) No. 70 which focused on border restraint, travel regulations, and community lockdown. Under the border restraint, only limited entry is allowed in the ports of Jordan, Buenavista, and RORO (Jordan) docks. Only outbound deliveries at the Sebaste pier shall be allowed, while incoming construction materials at Puyo pier and Tacay pier shall be permitted, provided permission from the governor is secured. Borders that are not mentioned in the EO will remain closed until further notice.
The EO also presented protocols on who shall not be allowed entry into and exit from Guimaras. Among those who shall not be allowed entry and exit in and from the province are individuals with COVID-19 symptoms, persons suspected of COVID-19, and uncertified as a recovered case by health officials. Also, locally stranded individuals (LSIs), returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs), and non-residents will be accommodated and screened before entering the province. Residents shall be allowed to leave the province as long as they issue an outbound pass. Meanwhile, non-residents who wish to enter the province shall present a Health Declaration Card form.
For community containment, here are the “new normal” protocols that should be observed:
• All business establishments should follow the 8:00 PM to 4:00 AM curfew.
• The 50% capacity shall be applied in all business establishments, venues for gatherings, and public utility vehicles.