Davao City sets protocols for Undas
Subscribe Now October 26, 2022 at 07:30am
The guidelines will be strictly implemented within the 35 cemeteries in the city beginning Sunday, October 30, until Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022.
The regulations include the opening of cemetery gates at 6 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m. for public cemeteries. The management of private cemeteries, however, may implement different operating hours.
Staying overnight is strictly prohibited.
Visitors shall observe the "one-entrance policy" but vehicles shall follow the "one-entrance and one-exit policy."
Tricycles are not allowed to enter the cemetery premises.
Wearing jackets, bringing backpacks, playing loud music or karaoke, gambling, and bringing alcoholic drinks and pointed objects, are strictly prohibited.
Drones and firearms are also prohibited, except for those with security clearances.
The city ordinances and the minimum public health standards on Covid-19 must be observed at all times. The management of private cemeteries is encouraged to implement their own health protocols in coordination with the City Health Office.
Wearing masks is mandatory. Bringing sanitizers is highly encouraged. Any person exhibiting flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and cold is discouraged from visiting cemeteries.
Medical tents will be set up at the entrances of all cemeteries, with medical teams conducting body temperature checks and responding to any medical emergencies.
Vagrants, loiterers and scavengers will be denied entry.
The guideline also emphasized that only ambulant vendors with special permits from the City Mayor shall be allowed to sell goods from October 30 to November 3 at the designated ambulant vending areas outside the cemeteries set by the city.
All visitors shall observe proper waste disposal and apply "Clean As You Go" or "Basura Ko, Linis Ko." All cemeteries must observe the garbage collection points determined by the City Environment and Natural Resources Office.
To supplement the security profile of all cemeteries and assist in crowd control and law enforcement, the Davao City Security Cluster will deploy its personnel from October 30 to Nov. 3, 2022.
The Davao City Police Office will establish police assistance desks in all cemeteries.
The city through the City Economic Enterprise also implements the no burial, internment, or cremation in city-owned and operated cemeteries during this period, except for cases of immediate burials.
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