Cebu Province Will No Longer Require Wearing Of Face Mask Outdoors



Wearing of face mask outdoors in Cebu Province is now optional.

CEBU PROVINCE – Cebu Governor signed an executive order stating that the wearing of face masks outside is no longer required.

When the pandemic began over two years ago, the primary requirement for people is to wear a face mask in order to avoid getting infected. Safety health protocols were imposed along with maintaining social distancing.

Photo lifted from CNN Philippines

There was also a phase where people were forced to stay in their homes for several months and when going out, movements were restricted.

But now, the world is starting to return to normalcy but in new conditions. The wearing of face masks is maintained. And in Cebu Province, Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Thursday, June 9, 2022, issued Executive Order (EO) No. 16.

The executive order stated that the use of face masks is no longer required outdoors but will be required in closed and airconditioned places.

“The wearing of face masks shall be required only in closed and/or air-conditioned spaces. The use of face masks shall be optional in well-ventilated and open spaces,” Garcia said in her EO. Meanwhile, people with Covid-19 symptoms such as coughs, colds, fever, and runny nose must wear face masks still to avoid infecting other people.

Meanwhile, here are areas under the alert level 1 recommendation until June 15:

Cordillera Administrative Region
Benguet – Buguias, Tublay; Ifugao – Kiangan, Lagawe (Capital), Lamut

Region 4-A
Quezon – Atimonan, Candelaria, City of Tayabas, Dolores, Lucban, Mauban, Pagbilao, Plaridel, Polillo, Quezon, Sampaloc, San Antonio, Tiaong

Region 4-B
Occidental Mindoro – Looc, Lubanga; Palawan – Cagayancillo, Culion

Region 5
Camarines Norte – Basud, Capalonga, Daet (Capital), San Vicente;  Camarines Sur – Bombon, Cabusao, Camaligan, Caramoan, Iriga City, Pamplona, Pili (Capital), Presentacion (Parubcan), San Fernando, Tigaon; Masbate – Balud, City of Masbate (Capital), Mandaon; Sorsogon – Barcelona, Bulusan, Casiguran, City of Sorsogon (Capital), Gubat, Irosin, Juban, Magallanes, Prieto Diaz, Santa Magdalena

Region 6
Antique – Anini-Y, San Jose (Capital), Sebaste, Tobias Fornier (Dao);  Negros Occidental – Candoni, City of Victorias, Enrique B. Magalona (Saravia), La Carlota City, Pulupandan, Sagay City, San Enrique

Region 7
Bohol – Batuan, Calape, Corella, Dimiao, Duero, Garcia Hernandez, Jagna, Lila, Loay, Loboc, San Isidro, San Miguel, Sevilla, Sikatuna, Tagbilaran City (Capital);  Cebu – Alcoy, Borbon, City of Talisay, Oslob, Pilar, Santander, Tudela; Negros Oriental  Amlan (Ayuquitan), Bacong, Dauin, Dumaguete City (Capital), Valencia (Luzurriaga), Zamboanguita

Region 8
Leyte – Albuera, City of Baybay, Dulag, Javier (Bugho), La Paz, Matag-Ob, Matalom, Palo, Tunga, Villaba; Northern Samar – Capul, Lapinig, Lavezares, San Antonio, San Jose, Victoria; Samar (Western Samar) – Marabut, Pagsanghan, Paranas (Wright), Tarangnan, Zumarraga

Region 9
Zamboanga Del Norte – Dapitan City, Dipolog City (Capital), Jose Dalman (Ponot), Labason, Piñan (New Piñan), Polanco, Rizal, Salug;  Zamboanga Del Sur -Lapuyan, Mahayag, Molave, Ramon Magsaysay (Liargo); Zamboanga Sibugay – Buug, Diplahan, Ipil (Capital), Tungawan

Region 10
Lanao Del Norte – Bacolod, Baroy, Lala, Linamon, Tubod (Capital)

Region 11
Davao De Oro – Montevista, Nabunturan (Capital), New Bataan; Davao Del Sur – Padada

Region 12
Cotabato (North Cotabato) – Antipas, Arakan, City of Kidapawan (Capital), President Roxas; South Cotabato – Banga, City of Koronadal (Capital), Polomolok, Santo Niño, Tantangan;  Sultan Kudarat – City of Tacurong, Kalamansig, Lebak

Caraga
Agusan Del Norte – Carmen, Jabonga, Kitcharao, Magallanes, Nasipit; Agusan Del Sur – Bunawan, Loreto, Prosperidad (Capital), San Francisco, Santa Josefa, Sibagat;   Dinagat Islands – Cagdianao, Dinagat, Libjo (Albor), Loreto, Tubajon; Surigao Del Norte – General Luna, Mainit, Tagana-An

Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
Maguindanao – South Upi, Upi; Tawi-Tawi – Turtle Islands

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