Lapu-Lapu lifts face shield requirement

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THE wearing of face shields is no longer required in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, except in medical settings.

Mayor Junard Chan issued Executive Order 2021-065 Thursday, November 11, 2021, lifting the requirement to wear the face shields while the city is classified under Alert Level 2.

Under the order, which is effective immediately, the wearing of face shields would be required only in hospitals, medical clinics, diagnostic laboratories and other medical facilities.

Chan said the order comes following requests from various sectors to lift the requirement for the wearing of the face shields prior to entry in establishments and enclosed spaces. The sectors said the shields entailed added expense even as there was no proof that they could prevent coronavirus disease transmission.

Lapu-Lapu’s order comes on the heels of the loosening of rules on the use of face shields in Cebu City and Cebu Province.

Last November 9, Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama issued a directive lifting the requirement to wear face shields except in hospitals, clinics, diagnostic laboratories, other medical facilities and public utility vehicles, except traditional jeepneys with open windows and ventilation.

In Cebu Province, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia issued last November 5 Executive Order 43 requiring the use of face shields only in the 3Cs setting—crowded places, close contact settings, and confined and enclosed spaces with poor ventilation. (CTL)

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