Valencia City Mayor Azucena P. Huervas has issued an executive order extending the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) classification of the city and further relaxing some restrictions to allow the economy to recover.
The EO was issued following continued decline of Covid-19 active cases in the city and intensified vaccination rollout among the eligible residents.
“Some business groups and establishments have appealed to the city government to further relax some restrictions to allow the economy and businesses to recover,” the mayor said in EO No. 321, series of 2021.
The EO allows business activities, religious gatherings, dine-in services, and personal care services up to 50 percent of venue or seating capacity; and serving of alcoholic beverages in legitimate restaurants, eateries, and business establishments up to 10 p.m. only subject to certain conditions. Public drinking on streets, roads, alleys, and other public facilities remains prohibited.
Huervas also allowed children 5 years and above to go outdoors when accompanied by parents or guardians. Outdoors include parks, resorts, hiking trails, outdoor tourist sites, outdoor non-contact sports venues, and al fresco dining establishments.
Curfew hours have been adjusted to 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
The mayor, however, retained list of prohibited activities including family reunions, parties, fiestas, festivals, live entertainment, discos, conventions, conferences, and in-person graduation rites, among other.
The EO shall take effect starting Sunday, October 10, and shall remain in effect until amended, modified or revoked.