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Valenzuela Now Requires Wearing of Face Shields in Workplaces


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Ordinance No. 770, Series of 2020 or the "Wear Your Face Shield Ordinance of Valenzuela City" approved last August 17, 2020 during the City Council's 50th Regular Session now requires all employees of public and private offices or establishments to wear face shields during work hours and within their place of work.

The passing of the ordinance came about due to the urgency of the concern of City Mayor REX Gatchalian to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace which may further lead to a citywide spread of contagion.

On the other hand, offices or establishments where acrylic barriers are installed between work stations are exempted from wearing face shields.

In line with this, the Department of Industry (DTI) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issues Joint Memorandum Circular No. 20-04-A, Series of 2020, last August 15, 2020, mandating the use of face shields in workplaces. 

By the recent guidelines issued by the national government, wearing face shields must be strictly observed. Face shields shall also cover the entire face -- completely covering the sides and length of the face. If possible, face shields should also extend to the ears and below the chin.

The ordinance also reiterates that visor-type face shields are not allowed.

Face shields and masks should always be worn together when interacting with colleagues, clients, and/or visitors. Lastly, face shields may only be removed according to the demands of the work or when the occupational safety and health of the employees so require.

Failure to comply with the ordinance will be charged by administrative penalty of Php 1,000.00 or 24 hours community service on the First Offense, Php 3,000.00 or 46 hours of community service for the Second Offense, and Php 5,000.00 or 72 hours’ community service for the Third Offense.

Advancing safety precautions and standards gives high hopes to Valenzuelanos that through initiatives like this, the City can attain a COVID-19-free environment. Along with the other extensive protocols and ordinances passed in the city-level, Mayor REX is confident in overcoming this pandemic through effective implementation and cooperation of the entire City Government and its constituents.

For COVID-19 related concerns and emergencies, contact our CESU 24/7 hotline at 137-160.

2020-09-03 | By: Jennyvie Leonardo / Public Information Office

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