Cavite is now under the least restrictive quarantine measure as the government’s Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) approved to place the province under Alert Level 1 from March 1 to 15 following the drop in the COVID-19 cases in the Philippines.
Aside from Cavite, the other areas in Luzon placed under Alert Level 1 are:
Cordillera Administrative Region
• Abra, Apayao, Baguio City and Kalinga
• Dagupan City, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan
• Batanes, Cagayan, City of Santiago, Isabela and Quirino
• Angeles City, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Olongapo City, Pampanga and Tarlac
• Marinduque, Puerto Princesa City and Romblon
• Naga City and Catanduanes
In the Visayas, also under Alert Level 1 from March 1 to 15, 2022 are Aklan, Bacolod City, Capiz and Guimaras, Siquijor, and Biliran.
In Mindanao, Zamboanga City, Cagayan de Oro City, Camiguin, and Davao City are likewise under Alert Level 1:
Who can shift to Alert Level 1
Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said that the IATF approved the revised metrics based on the recommendation of their COVID-19 analytics group. According to Malacañang, areas that will meet the following criteria can shift to Alert Level 1:
– The area has low to minimal risk case classification.
– There a are total bed utilization rate of less than 50 percent.
– Full vaccination of 70 percent of its target population (denominator is 80 percent of its total population).
– Full vaccination of 80 percent of its target population in the elderly (denominator is 85 percent of its population).
What to expect in IATF’s revised blueprint on Alert Level 1 quarantine classification
Facemasks should be worn properly at all times, both outdoor and indoor public or private establishments.
Public health and all types of public transportation restrictions will be lifted as the area shifts to the new normal system.
The establishments including private offices and workplaces will be permitted to serve and operate “full on-site or venue/seating capacity.” They are also not required to set-up isolation facilities within the workplace. On treatment, any asymptomatic confirmed cases shall be managed at the primary care level. Meanwhile, confirmed cases with severe and critical symptoms shall be managed in the appropriate health care facility.
Nograles also said that despite age and comorbidity, interzonal and intrazonal travel will also be allowed. The use of acrylic or plastic dividers in public transportation shall not be required. Moreover, the use of the Safe, Swift and Smart Passage (S-PaSS) travel management system shall likewise not be required for interzonal travel to areas under Alert Level 1.