AGOO, La Union – The municipality of Agoo has required anew the wearing of face mask in public and private indoor places in the town to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

In an Executive Order (EO) No. 28 obtained by the Philippine News Agency on Thursday, Agoo Mayor Frank Sibuma said proactive measures must be implemented to ensure the protection of the community against Covid-19.

This after the Municipal Health Office recorded an upsurge in the town’s active cases in the past weeks with 17 cases as of May 30. The order took effect on Wednesday, May 31.

“This order shall apply to all residents, non-residents, who will enter Agoo, traders, business establishments, religious congregations, and government and non-government offices located within the municipality,” he said.

The EO stated that the general public is required to use face mask when entering public and private indoor places within the jurisdiction of Agoo such as hospitals, health clinics, schools or educational institutions, government, and private offices, places of worship, business establishments, restaurant bars, enclosed stores, shopping malls, beauty and grooming parlors, gymnasiums, and other buildings with enclosed walls that are considered indoors.

It added that inside houses and residential dwellings, the wearing of a face mask is at the discretion of the family head or subdivision supervisor for rented or exclusive dwelling areas.

Sibuma said the wearing of face mask is also required within the premises of Agoo Hypermarket and public transportation plying within the town.

“The concerned heads of offices and business managers shall provide alcohol or sanitizer stations at the entrance of their respective offices or establishments for customers and clients,” he said.

The organizers of indoor events such as sports activities, graduation ceremonies, birthdays, weddings, and baptisms, among others are also required to ask the attendees to wear facemasks and to provide sanitizer or alcohol stations.

Regular sanitation of indoor buildings is also enjoined, he added. (PNA)