* manufacturing/processing of basic food products * mining and quarrying * services in the personal care industry, such as, barber shops and beauty parlors, provided that only haircut and other similar essential personal care services shall be allowed; services involving substantial physical contact such as massage and manicure shall not be allowed * amusement and gaming establishments * those providing other basic necessities (ex. agricultural supply stores, hardware stores, auto supplies, gasoline stations, liquefied petroleum gas) Under Section 11 of Defensor’s Executive Order No. imposing the GCQ, the following are not allowed to operate: * establishments in the tourism and recreation industry * public utilities providing for power, energy, water, telecommunications, information technology, and waste management * agriculture, fisheries and forestry * those providing food/water and other related necessities * professional services, such as, but not limited to legal services, accounting and auditing services; and scientific and technical services * logistics service providers/common carriers, engaged in cargo handling, warehousing and freight hauling/forwarding * shopping centers and malls * fitness establishments Hotels and similar establishments for accommodation are also prohibited from operating. However, they may accept the following: foreign guests who have existing booking accommodations as of May 1, 2020; guests who have existing long-term bookings; distressed overseas Filipinos workers (OFWs) and stranded Filipinos or foreign nationals; repatriated OFWs in compliance with approved quarantine measures; and non-OFWs who may be required to undergo mandatory facility-based quarantine. * non-essential, non-leisure wholesale and/or retail establishments * business and knowledge process outsourcing companies * companies/firms engaged in the manufacturing/processing of export products * veterinary clinics He, however, stressed that social distancing measures must be shall be observed. The list of businesses and industries that may now operate has gotten longer as Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. further reduced the number of those still prohibited from reopening. * services providing for health needs (ex. hospitals, medical facilities and laboratories) * essential public and private construction projects, such as, but not limited to, sewerage, water services facilities, health facilities, and such other priority projects ILOILO – This province starts being under a general community quarantine (GCQ) today until May 31 unless extended or lifted earlier. Defensor stressed the importance of stimulating the province’s economy now after two months of quarantine, and what better way to do this than by reopening businesses? * establishments in the leisure industry * media * those providing essential health/medical hygiene products What are these prohibited establishments? What are these businesses and industries? * other essential services, such as postal and courier services; repair and installation of machinery and equipment; leasing and rental of machineries and equipment; repair of IT equipment and other essential household appliances; security services; laundry services; funeral services * financial services providers, such as (banks, stock markets, credit facilities, pawnshops, money transfer services; and payment and remittance centers “If the economy is not functioning, the community quarantine won’t be sustainable and it will not be effective,” explained Defensor. He described as a “bigger challenge” the recovery of the local economy “while implementing effective quarantine measures.”/PN
DES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds has signed a proclamation allowing campgrounds, drive-in movie theaters, tanning facilities and medical spas to reopen throughout the state this Friday, May 8th.Iowa dentists will be able to perform routine procedures if their office has enough masks and other personal protective equipment.Last Friday, restaurants and other businesses were allowed to reopen in 77 Iowa counties. Social and fraternal clubs in those counties may reopen this Friday, to serve food and beverages, but at 50 percent capacity. In the other 22 counties, fitness centers can start taking appointments and let one person in at a time. Malls and other retail businesses can reopen at half capacity. However, restaurants in the 22 county zone must remain closed.