Issuances Summary

Enhanced Community Quarantine and State of Public Health Emergency Guidelines


LGUs should refer to the guidelines included in the memorandum circular indicated below as reference in creating COVID-19 protocols and programs in the community.

Specific to LGUs in Luzon

  • All classes are suspended.
  • Work-from-home arrangements should be implemented, except for health workers and other frontliners. These frontliners should have a skeletal workforce.
  • There should be food packs for identified indigent families wage earners.
  • Home quarantine should be implemented. Movement shall be only limited to accessing basic necessities and provision for food and essential health service.
  • Public establishments should be closed, except those providing/manufacturing basic necessities.
  • Mass public transportation shall be suspended.
  • Transportation arrangement should be provided for frontliners and those needing to go to hospitals and establishments providing basic necessities.
  • Unrestricted movement of medical frontliners and cargoes should be allowed and authorized.
  • No human rights shall be violated.
  • There should be a curfew.

Specific to LGUs in Visayas and Mindanao

  • Affected families and members of the community should receive full assistance.
  • The LGU should utilize appropriate resources to implement urgent and critical measures to contain or prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • The LGU should mitigate the effects and impact of COVID-19 to the community.
  • Serious disruptions of the functioning of the government and the community should be prevented.
  • There should be strong preventive measures and monitoring systems (i.e. checkpoints).
  • Exercise utmost prudence in sharing sensitive information about suspected or confirmed cases.
  • Strict social distancing practice and other personal protective measures should be imposed.
Memorandum Circular No. 2020 - 062
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