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COVID-19 Code of Bauang, La Union

The Municipality of Bauang, La Union,The Municipality of Bauang, La Union,thru its Sangguniang Bayan (SB), enactedMunicipal Ordinance No. 35 series of2020 entitled “Prescribing Safety andHealth Regulations in the Municipality ofBauang and Requiring Employers, Headsand Leaders to Ensure Protection of TheirEmployees, Students and the CommunityAgainst Infection, Contamination orSpread of Infectious Diseases Such as theCorona Virus (COVID-19) and ProhibitingDiscrimination Against a Person Infected,Probable or Suspected Due to theCOVID-19 Virus Including Public andPrivate Doctors, Nurses, Health Workers,Emergency Personnel and Volunteers,Service Workers Who Are Assigned to Hospitals or Other Centers Where These Persons are Being Treated, As Well as Other Acts That Will Violate the Enhanced Community Quarantine and Imposing the Appropriate Penalties Therein, Herein Otherwise Known as the COVID-19 CODE OF THE MUNCIPALITY OF BAUANG.”The said ordinance was approved by the Local Chief Executive (LCE), Hon. Menchie C. Lomboy – De Guzman, M.D. on April 17,2020.

It provides the citizens with a body of current and enforceable laws relative to COVID-19 in a way that makes the Code easy to use as a reference. A modified public hearing was conducted on April 15– 16, 2020 wherein Sangguniang Bayan COVID-19 Code of Bauang, La Union LGU: Bauang, La Union Members (SBMs), together with the SB Secretary, went to all barangays of Bauang and informed concerned officials on duty and constituents alike about the guidelines as to the contents of the proposed measure which was certified as urgent by the LCE. Through this legal instrument,the municipality aims to institutionalize its efforts in its battle against COVID-19 and hopefully lessen its impact to the locality.

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