THE national government is set to pilot in the National Capital Region (NCR) the implementation of a new alert level system to implement measures aimed at controlling transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
The NCR will be under Alert Level 4 beginning September 16, 2021, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said on Tuesday, September 14.
The Department of Health (DOH) will determine the alert level of an area based on the transmission rate, bed utilization rate and intensive care utilization (ICU) rate.
On the other hand, the implementation of granular lockdowns or micro-level quarantine for areas classified as "critical zones" will depend on the assessment of the local government units (LGU).
Here are the guidelines based on alert level:
Alert Level 1 (Low transmission, bed utilization and ICU rates)