Mayor Untaran enforces stricter COVID protocols in San Jose

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Amid the current Covid-19 surge, San Jose Mayor Elmer Untaran of Antique province issued an executive order (EO) adjusting the Covid-19 protocols in the locality.

Untaran’s EO No. 007, series of 2022 imposes precautionary measures to curb the imminent increase of infections in San Jose de Buenavista.

His order advised the general public to limit mobility for non-essential transactions. (

All senior citizens who are 65-years-old and above and children below 12-years-old should also stay home, except during medical emergencies, when availing of urgent legal aid, accessing necessities, or when going home and traveling to/from work.

Those with immunodeficiency, comorbidities, or other health risks and pregnant women are also urged to remain in their residences at all times.

The following establishments or activities are allowed to operate or be undertaken at a maximum of 30 percent indoor venue capacity for fully vaccinated individuals 12 to 65 years only, and 50 percent outdoor venue capacity:

-Venues for meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions

-Permitted venues for social events such as parties, wedding receptions, engagement parties, birthday parties, family reunions, and bridal or baby showers.

-Visitor or tourist attraction such as libraries, museums, exhibits, parks, and public gardens

-Amusement parks or theme parks.

-Recreational venues such as internet cafes, billiards halls, amusement arcades, archery halls, swimming pools, and similar venues.

-Limited face-to-face classes for basic education subject to prior approval of the Office of the President.

-Limited in-person classes for higher education and technical vocational education and training.

-In-person religious gatherings

-Gatherings for necrological services, wakes, inurnment, and funerals for those who died of causes other than Covid-19 and for the cremains of the COVID deceased shall be for a maximum of seven days only and shall be limited to immediate family members only, and

-Dine-in services of food preparation establishments.

As of January 11, the municipality of San Jose recorded a total of 105 active Covid-19 cases