Businesses allowed under GCQ, compliant to health protocols according to DTI, LGU
CABARROGUIS, Quirino, May 12 (PIA)—The Department of Trade and Industry and the local government of Diffun reported that the businesses that were allowed to reopen under the General Community Quarantine were compliant to the minimum health requirements imposed by the Department of Health and the Executive Order No. 13 issued by Governor Dakila Carlo E. Cua.
Under EO No. 13, three categories of industries were allowed to resume operations such as:
Category I includes agriculture, fishery, and forestry industries, food manufacturing and food supply chain businesses, including food retail establishments such as supermarkets, grocery stores, and food preparation establishments, granted full operational capacity.
Also included are take-out and delivery services, food delivery services, health-related establishments, the logistics sector, information technology and telecommunication companies, and the media.
Under Category II are mining including quarrying (for authorized permit holder(s)) and other manufacturing, export-oriented, and electronic commerce companies.
Also within the category are delivery, repair and maintenance, and housing and office services.
Category II grants anywhere between fifty percent (50%) up to full operational capacity to the said industries, without prejudice to work- from-home and other alternative work arrangements.
For Category III, financial services, BPOs, legal, accounting, and auditing services are allowed to resume operations, including professional, scientific, technical, and other non-leisure services. Also counted in are other non-leisure wholesale and retail establishments.
The category grants a maximum of fifty percent (50%) work-on-site arrangement, and without prejudice to work-from home and other alternative work arrangements.
Per EO No. 13, s. 2020, the Mayor “shall issue the Authority to Open the Establishment and the Permit to Work for employees falling under Categories I, II and III, without imposing any fee or charges, and ensure strict adherence to the DTI and DOLE Interim Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of Covid-19.”
Medical screening of employees shall be arranged by employers. Medical certificates (of employees) shall be submitted to the Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU) for the issuance of Authority to Operate.
Employees who reside outside the province may be subjected to additional requirements.
Company owners are required to provide the list of names of their skeletal workforce, work schedules for the identified personnel, and a written request to operate while adhering to the DTI and DOLE Interim Guidelines.
Employers shall provide lodgings for their non-resident employees. However, the employees of the establishments under Categories I, II and III, who work in, but those are not residents of Quirino are encouraged to avail of the work from home arrangement and perform services through virtual or online application.
Residents may report to work subject to flexible work arrangements as may be prescribed by their supervising officer, subject to the minimum health standards.
The business owners or employers must provide sanitation stations and PPEs such as face masks, sanitizers and thermal scanners. (MDCT/TCB/PIA 2-Quirino)