When in Baguio, do as the Baguioans do: wear your face masks.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong appealed to visitors – whether coming from the neighboring municipalities or from the lowland areas – to abide by the city’s face mask requirement.
“We still strictly implement face mask wearing in the city and our residents know this so that our level of compliance to this requirement remains high. We expect nothing less from our visitors,” the mayor said.
He also asked other local governments units to remind their constituents to comply with the face mask rule and other health protocols in Baguio and other destinations they will visit.
He said he has been receiving reports of residents from other towns, provinces and cities disregarding the mask requirement while at the city market, grocery stores and accommodation establishments in the city.
“Please follow our rules as a show of respect to us residents who only want to be protected from the lingering health problem. Let’s remember COVID-19 is still here,” the mayor said.
The mayor said he has issued a directive to the Baguio City Police Office, the Public Order and Safety Division and the City Health Services Office to intensify the implementation of the face mask wearing policy especially that Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases have started to increase again in the last two weeks after months of hiatus.
“Let us continue to observe the minimum public health protocols for our own safety. This is important as we continue to embrace the new normal way of living,” he said. –