"FOOD establishments that violate the anti-Covid protocols will be closed until they are able to comply."
This was a stern warning given by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) official Asteria Caberte.
Caberte emphasized that in Cebu City, which is under the enhanced community quarantine, dine-in is not allowed. "Eateries, however, can accept take-out orders."
She said that in areas under the general community quarantine (GCQ), all dine-in restaurants, fast foods, small eateries or karenderyas must follow the health guidelines set by the department.
The DTI Guidelines, which is in consonance with the Inter-agency task force for the management of infectious diseases, include among others that the dine-in capacity must be at 30 percent for GCQ areas.
Also included in the DTI guidelines for dine-in eateries is the provision of sanitizer, temperature check of personnel and customers, physical distancing, food in buffet to be covered, food servers to wear masks and observation of "no mask, no entry" policy. (JOB)