Quezon Governor Bans Christmas Parties in Government Offices to Prevent COVID-19 Transmission
The Quezon City governor prohibits Christmas parties in government offices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
On Friday (December 18, 2020), Gov. Danilo Suarez has issued Executive Order No. 40 restricting Christmas parties and other related activities during the Yuletide season. The order aims to prevent the transmission of coronavirus disease.
Suarez said that holding Yuletide activities may result to a sudden increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. Stricter guidelines will be implement tin the province to ensure the people’s safety.
“As the father of the province, it is incumbent upon the undersigned to issue and impose public health guidelines and restrictions to these activities to ensure the safety and well-being of the people,” Suarez said.
The governor’s order covers the national government agencies, government-controlled corporations, provincial, city, municipal, and barangay offices. Violators would face corresponding sanctions and penalties.
Private parties such as Christmas, wedding, baptismal, birthday, and anniversaries will be permitted but the maximum capacity must be limited to 50 percent. Physical distancing and other health protocols must be observed.
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