The City Government of Bacolod has retained the curfew hours and liquor ban as the its quarantine status was elevated to Alert Level 3 in terms of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) risk transmission effective yesterday, January 14, until January 31.

In an Executive Order (EO) he issued yesterday, Mayor Evelio Leonardia said the daily curfew hours will still be observed from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. while the selling of liquor, wine, beer, or any alcoholic or intoxicating beverage in public places and consumption of such is allowed between noon to 10 p.m. only.

Like Bacolod City, Negros Occidental was also placed under Alert Level 3 in terms of Covid-19 transmission.

Under Alert Level 3, intrazonal and interzonal movement shall be allowed with reasonable restrictions to be imposed by the city government.

Face-to-face (F2F) or in-person classes for basic education, except those previously approved by the national Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) and the office of the president is not allowed.

Contact sports, except those conducted under a bubble-type setup as provided for under relevant guidelines adopted by the IATF; Games and Amusement Board, and Philippine Sports Commission, and approved by the City Government is also prohibited.

Funfairs/peryas and kid amusement industries such as playgrounds, playroom, and kiddie rides, venues with live voice or wind-instrument performers and audiences such as in karaoke bars, clubs, concert halls, and theaters; casinos, horse racing, cockfighting and operation of cockpits, lottery and betting shops, and other gaming establishments except as may be authorized by the IATF or the Office of the President; and gatherings in residences with individuals not belonging to the same household, are also not allowed.

Business establishments and activities will be allowed to operate at 30 percent venue capacity for fully-vaccinated individuals only and 50 percent for outdoor venues.

It will include cinemas and movie houses, meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions, social events, limited F2F classes for selected college programs and tech-vocational education, licensure examinations, dine-in services, film, music and television production, tourist attractions such as amusements, libraries, parks, amusement parks, recreational venues, in-person religious gatherings, personal care services and fitness studios, non-contact exercise and sports.

Offices of the Bacolod City Government shall remain to be fully operational and shall adhere to at least a 60 percent on-site capacity while applying work-from-home and other flexible work arrangements.

Offices of national agencies, the judiciary, and other independent constitutional commissions may set their own on-site work capacities.