THE Lapu-Lapu City Government will issue an executive order mandating all hotels and resorts to do away with pen and paper contact tracing forms and shift to virtual applications.
Mayor Junard Chan, in a presscon on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, said he will give hotel and resort establishments until Nov. 30 to shift to automated contact tracing.
“I drafted Executive Order 2020-074, an order mandating all tourism industry establishments in the city of Lapu-Lapu to implement an effective contact tracing system for monitoring city guests, visitors, balikbayans and tourists,” said Chan.
The mayor said tourism establishments can use any contact tracing apps. He advised hotels and resorts to comply or risk not being able to operate if they will not comply with the requirements.
In response, the Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Association of Cebu (HRRAC) assured they are ready to automate their contact tracing processes. The group informed Chan that almost all hotels and resorts in Mactan Island are already using contactless apps in their transactions and contact tracing processes.
“For HRRAC members, we are encouraging everybody to go contactless. We enjoin everybody to go digital since most of us already have smartphones. Once they go to a place, they can just scan the QR code for the contact tracing,” he said.
Suarez said it is a must to go digital to minimize the risk of transmission of Covid-19.
The Department of Trade and Industry 7 has been pushing for the adoption of contact tracing apps in businesses under the new normal. (JOB)