Cagayan de Oro remains under Alert Level 2 until November 30

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Cagayan de Oro will remain under Alert Level 2 from November 15-30, 2021, following the city’s continuous decrease in recoveries and active COVID-19 infections.

The increased number of fully vaccinated individuals in the city also contributed to the maintained implementation of the classification.

The city, however, reiterated that the city-wide curfew will remain, prohibiting any activities, such as selling, buying, and drinking of alcoholic liquors, from 11:00 PM to 4 PM.

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What do we need to know under Alert Level 2?

Alert Level 2 is based on the Alert Level System (ALS) of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) and is the country’s second most lenient COVID-19 classification.

According to the Department of Health (DOH), inbound and outbound travel will now be allowed under Alert Level 2 in the condition that “appropriate restrictions based on age and comorbidities will be implemented.” 

Minors and seniors will also be allowed to go out “to obtain essential goods and services, or for work in permitted industries and offices per existing labor laws, rules, and regulations.”

DOH also stated that individual outdoor exercises will be “allowed for all ages regardless of comorbidities or vaccination status.”




Listed below are other allowed activities which will depend on the implementation per local government unit:

  • Venues for meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE);
  • Permitted venues for social events such as parties, wedding receptions, engagement parties, wedding anniversaries, debut and birthday parties, family reunions, and bridal or baby showers;
  • Visitor or tourist attractions such as libraries, archives, museums, galleries, exhibits, parks, plazas, public gardens, scenic viewpoints or overlooks, and the like;
  • Amusement parks or theme parks;
  • Recreational venues such as internet cafes, billiard halls, amusement arcades, bowling alleys, skating rinks, archery halls, swimming pools, and similar venues;
  • Cinemas and movie houses;
  • Limited face-to-face or in-person classes for basic education subject to prior approval of the Office of the President;
  • Limited face-to-face or in-person classes for higher education and for technical-vocational education and training;
  • In-person religious gatherings; gatherings for necrological services, wakes, inurnment, and funerals for those who died of causes other than COVID-19 and for the cremains of the COVID-19 deceased;
  • Licensure or entrance/qualifying examinations administered by their respective government agency, and specialty examinations authorized by the IATF subject to the health and safety guidelines as approved by the IATF;
  • Dine-in services of food preparation establishments such as kiosks, commissaries, restaurants, and eateries, subject to DTI sector-specific protocols;
  • Personal care establishments such as barbershops, hair spas, hair salons, and nail spas, and those offering aesthetic/cosmetic services or procedures, make-up services, salons, spas, reflexology, and other similar procedures including home service options, subject to the sector-specific protocols of the DTI;
  • Fitness studios, gyms, and venues for individual non-contact exercise and sports, subject to DTI sector-specific protocols. Provided that patrons/clients and workers/employees wear face masks at all times and that no group activities are conducted;
  • Film, music, and television production subject to the joint guidelines as may be issued by the DTI, DOLE, and the DOH;
  • Contact sports approved by the LGU where such games shall be held;
  • Funfairs/peryas or kid amusement industries such as playgrounds, playroom, and kiddie rides;
  • Venues with live voice or wind-instrument performers and audiences such as in karaoke bars, clubs, concert halls, and theaters; and
  • Gatherings in residences with individuals not belonging to the same household.

Meanwhile, agencies and government offices will “remain fully operational” following the hybrid work arrangements (50 percent on-site capacity and flexible work arrangements).

Other Alert Level status in the country

IATF placed Metro Manila and most areas in the Philippines under Alert Level 2 for the rest of November, while the province of Catanduanes will be under Alert Level 4 from November 17 to November 30.

Here are the other alert levels and when they will take effect:

Alert Level 3

November 15 to 30

  • Baguio City
  • Siquijor

November 17 to 30

  • Batanes
  • Quirino
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • City of Isabela
  • Zamboanga City

Alert Level 2

November 13 to 30

  • Ilocos Region
  • Eastern Visayas
  • Soccsksargen

November 15 to 30

  • Metro Manila
  • Central Luzon
  • Calabarzon
  • Western Visayas
  • Rest of Central Visayas
  • Northern Mindanao
  • Davao Region

November 17 to 30

  • City of Santiago
  • Cagayan
  • Isabela
  • Bicol Region
  • Rest of Zamboanga Peninsula

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Blayce helped launch WhatALife! Blog in late May 2019, publishing trendy lifestyle and entertainment articles, local and international news reports, as well as inspiring feature stories of successful individuals hailing from Cagayan de Oro City. A jack-of-all-trades, she is a part-time gamer, occasional guitar player, and a zombie-genre fanatic.

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