June 1, 2023

Wearing of face shield is still required for all persons in Baguio going outside their residences while under the country is still under a state of public health emergency and until the threat of the Covid-19 is eliminated.
Baguio City officials suspended implementation of the ordinance mandating the use of faceshields and facemasks pending clarification of some provisions.
While this is being resolved, wearing of face shield over face mask is still required as mandated by Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong in Executive Order 126, s. 2020.
The mayor’s EO requires the use of face shields in public markets, inside buildings, as well as when inside public utility vehicles.
Provisions of the ordinance that need to be resolved are on the exemptions stated in Section 3 where face mask and face shield may temporarily be removed for instances – when a person is engaged in some intense activities like brisk walking, jogging, running, zumba, and other forms of physical exercises; and when in a room with proper ventilation.
If the violator is a minor, the accompanying parent or guardian shall be assessed the corresponding fine.
All forms of public transportation shall comply with the “no face mask and no face shield, no ride” policy.
Transacting business with any person not wearing face mask and face shield in public markets, supermarkets, groceries, malls, shopping centers, and government offices in Baguio is prohibited. Face shield requirement applies to all private establishments.
For employees, workers or personnel within establishments and offices, they may momentarily remove their face shield where the conduct of work does not involve face to face or person to person interaction with clients, customers, visitors or co-employees and provided that social distancing is observed and/or the presence of plastic barriers between transacting parties.
The ordinance also prohibits hoarding, profiteering or manipulating process of face mask and face shield as well as indiscriminate disposal of used and damaged face mask and face shield, gloves and tissues or any fabric used in cleaning face shield.
To reduce transmission during solid waste collection, used face mask and face shield should be sealed in a separate container and properly labeled as “Used Face Mask/Shield.” – Jessa P. Samidan