Commuters Required to Wear Face Shields Starting August 15, DOTr Says
The Department of Transportation requires the commuters to wear face shields in all public transportation starting August 15, 2020.
The Transportation Department issued the Memorandum Circular No. 2020-014 announcing that wearing of face shields for passenger using public transportation vehicles is now mandatory.
The commuters are required to wear face shields in public vehicles aside from face masks. The new measure will take effect starting August 15, 2020. All transportation sectors would implement the “No Face Shield, No Ride” policy.
Meanwhile, the memorandum also mandates sea travel passengers to also wear face shields. The order will be effective starting August 7, 2020 (Friday). The order aims to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease.
Aside from wearing face masks and face shields, the passengers are also urged to practice minimum health standards including regular washing of hands and social distancing measures.
The operations of public transportation are only allowed in areas under the General Community Quarantine.
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