COVID-19 TIPS AND GUIDELINES

Helpful information to follow during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Negros Occidental Restrictions

implented on May 16, 2020

SECTION 1: Modifying Suspension of Mass Transportation

Tricycles allowed but with a maximum of 3 passengers.

Trisikads and E-bikes shall be allowed with only 1 passenger.

LGU shall device a scheme to allow 50% of public transport to operate daily.

Physical distancing shall be observed.

SECTION 2: Resumption of Government and Private Construction Projects

Movement of delivery of all employees, equipment, supplies and cargos shall be allowed and not be delayed and throughout the Province.

Hardware stores shall be allowed to operate.

SECTION 3: AdministrativeSTAFF of Public and Private Schools

SECTION 4: Curfew of High Risk Groups

All administrative staff of both public and private schools are directed to resume their work, maintaining a 50% skeletal workforce schedule.

Determination of curfew and limitations for high risk groups which include but not limited to seniors and minors shall be left to the discretion of the LGU.

SECTION 5: Safeguards Against COVID-19

Observance of strict home quarantine.

Mandatory 14-day quarantine for returning residents of Negros Occidental.

Heightened patrol of seaports and borders. Continued closure of borders, ports, airports, of Negros Occidental.

Mandatory use of mask still in force.

SECTION 6: Effectivity

This EO shall take effect at 12:00 am of May 01, 2020.

COVID-19 Signs and Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported –
ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear
2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

Fever and chills

Diarrhea

Cough

Nausea or vomiting

Sore throat

Headache

Shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing

Congestion or
runny nose

How to Self Monitor

STEP 1

Take your temperature daily and have a record.

STEP 2

If you have a fever or cough or shortness of breath.

STEP 3

Take your temperature daily and have a record.

*Caller should report travel history sighs and symptoms and location of pick up.

STEP 4

Cover your mouth and nose with tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing. Wash your hands with soap and water, Use alcohol (70%) and practice hand washing always.

DO NOT GO OUT to the public.
Call the COVID-19 hotlines: 0956-1301214 / 09615592054

Preventive Measures

Clean your hands often. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.

Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

If you have a fever, a cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. Call in advance.

Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.

Stay home if you feel unwell.

Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Risk to Infection

Avoid crowds and mass gatherings.

Avoid close physical contact with others especially people who are sick.

Avoid non-essential travels to affected areas.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

How to Put on a Face Mask

Clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer before touching the mask.

Determine which side of the mask is the front. The colored side of the mask is usually the front and should face away from you, while the white side touches your face.

Determine which side of the mask is the top. The side of the mask that has a stiff bendable edge is the top and is meant to mold to the shape of your nose.

Hold the mask by the ear loops. Place a loop around each ear.

Mold or pinch the stiff edge to the shape of your nose.

If using a face mask with ties: Then take the bottom ties, one in each hand, and secure with a bow at the nape of your neck.

Pull the bottom of the mask over your mouth and chin.

How to Remove a Face Mask

Clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer before touching the mask.Avoid touching the front of the mask. The front of the mask is contaminated. Only touch the ear loops/ties/band.

Hold both of the ear loops and gently lift and remove the mask.

Determine which side of the mask is the front. The colored side of the mask is usually the front and should face away from you, while the white side touches your face.

Throw the mask in the trash. Clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer.