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Urdaneta City mandates wearing of face shield in all public places

Philippine Information Agency
19 Sep 2020

URDANETA CITY, Sept . 19 (PIA) -The City Government of Urdaneta requires the public to wear face shield alongside with the proper wearing of face mask in all public places in the city in order to reduce the cases and transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

City Mayor Julio Parayno III issued on Tuesday the Executive Order No. 33-A, series of 2020, requiring the mandatory wearing of face mask and face shield by all persons in all public places within the territorial jurisdiction of Urdaneta City.

"The mandatory wearing of face mask and face shield, coupled with proper sanitation and frequent washing of hands with soap and water is crucial to prevent the transmission and spread of COVID-19," Parayno said in his executive order.

He said all residents of Urdaneta City and all persons entering the city are directed to wear prescribed face masks and face shields at all times, to reduce, if not, to prevent the probability of transmission and mitigate contamination from points of source during the time of pandemic.

Parayno mandated the police force in the city as well as the barangay officials and other force multipliers to enforce the executive order in full extent.

"Any person who violates this order shall be punished in accordance with the provisions of the penalties provided under Section 10 of the Republic Act 11332 or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Disease and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act," he said.

In the executive order, all public places refer to all places fixed or mobile that are accessible or open to the public or places for collective use, regardless of ownership or right to access, including but not limited to schools, work places, government offices and facilities, establishments that provide foods and drinks, accommodation, merchandize, professional services and public markets.

It also includes outdoor space where facilities are available to the public or where people may gather such as parks, playgrounds, sports grounds, centers, church grounds, health center or hospital compounds, walkways and waiting areas, public utility or common utility vehicles such as buses, minibuses offering the transportation, shuttle, and vans that transport employees to and from their homes and place of work. (JCR/JPD/EMA, PIA Pangasinan)

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