A TOTAL of 247,160 persons in Bacolod City have registered in Bacolod City Covid-19 Contact Tracing (Bac-Trac) System.
City Administrator Em Ang said since they launched the system in September, about 247,160 persons already registered and most of them were adults.
She said 5,544 business establishments in the city also registered in compliance with City Ordinance (CO) 941 or the Covid-19 Contact Tracing System Ordinance.
She said it is expected that the ordinance will be implemented next month and the business establishments that fail to comply will be fined ranging from P1,000, P2,500 and P5,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than six months for the first, second, third and succeeding offenses, respectively.
CO 941, or the "Covid-19 Contact Tracing System Ordinance of Bacolod City," authored by Councilor Lady Gles Pallen, president of the Liga ng mga Barangay, covers all business establishments, government offices, residents and visitors within the territorial jurisdiction of Bacolod City, including public utilities and spaces, such as but not limited to, public markets, public terminals and public transport.
The "BaCTrac Contact Tracing System" is a web-based and mobile-based app developed for efficient and expeditious contact tracing of confirmed Covid-19 positive patients in the city and, consequently, allow the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Task Force to easily locate people suspected of having contact with Covid-19 patients.
On September 29, the City Government officially launched the app that will enable Bacolod City to use the South Cotabato Covid Contact Tracing System (SC-CCTS), which initially developed the program.
To facilitate the app's use, Bacolod City residents and visitors into the city will be required to register online in the BaCTrac system. To register, one can visit www.bacolodcity.gov.ph and access the BaCTrac page.
Upon registration, an individual will be issued a BaCTrac Card which contains his/her name, address, identification number, and a uniquely-assigned quick response (QR) code.
Business and government establishments will also be required to download the mobile app's "CCTS Logger" on Google Store to be able to scan BaCTrac cards.
The cards will be used to sign in to a digital logbook, through scanning the QR code, upon entry into government premises or private establishments to record the date and time of visit.
Ang said that based on their monitoring, several business establishments were already using the Bac-Trac System.