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Mayor creates safety seal committee for Bacolod

Mayor Evelio Leonardia has issued an executive order creating the Bacolod Safety Seal Committee for the Safety Seal Certification Program of the city.

Leonardia, in Executive Order 37, said the Safety Seals to be issued by the city will be a physical manifestation of the compliance of an establishment to the minimum health standards required by the government to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The seal should be displayed conspicuously at all entrance points of establishments and will be at no cost to them, the mayor said.

This is to ensure that health and safety protocols are implemented, as part of the “new normal” in the conduct of business and trade Bacolod, with the end view of protecting the public from COVID-19 and to assure them of compliance of establishments, he said

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) adopted StaySafe.ph as the official digital contact tracing application of the government and the institution of a Safety Seal Certification Program will ensure compliance, he said.

The Safety Seal Certification Program provided in IATF Resolution No. 87 aims to increase compliance by private or public entities with the minimum public health standards set by the government, the mayor pointed out.

The BSSC will be chaired by Stela Rose Rayos, Business Permits and Licensing Division head.

Members will be Executive Assistant Benjamin Torre, the Bacolod City Police Office, City Health Office and City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office.

The BSSC will recommend to the mayor or his duly authorized representative the establishments, offices or public places eligible for the issuance of the Safety Seal.

It will also handle complaints from the public on the non-compliance with the minimum public health standards and the use of the Stay Safe application by establishments and businesses granted the Safety Seal, the mayor said.*

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