By J. Jala | 11:04 PM November 15, 2021
The use of face shields is no longer required in areas under Alert Levels 1 to 3, almost a year after it was first implemented.
President Duterte has approved nixing the mandatory use of face shields in areas under Alert Levels 1, 2, and 3, according to a memorandum issued by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to the government’s pandemic task force.
However, face shields will remain mandatory in community settings for areas under Alert Level 5 — the highest classification in the government’s five-tier alert level system — and in areas placed under granular lockdowns.
For areas under Alert Level 4, local government units and private establishments have the discretion whether to still require the use of face shields or not.
Bohol is placed under Alert Level 2.