13 May 2020 – Low-risk areas designated for General Community Quarantine

Type of Intervention: Regulation, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Local Government
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: IATF

Overview: IATF issues clarifications and amendments to IATF Resolution No. 35 as follows:

– Beginning 16 May 2020, provinces, HUCs, ICCs, classified as low-risk areas should be placed under General Community Quarantine.
Full details here: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/20200513-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-35-A.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: “On 30 March 2020, the IATF created a sub-technical working group to develop a science-based approach in determining whether the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) should be lifted or extended by defining the parameters in assessing the Philippine’s COVID-19 situation. And on 3 April 2020, the IATF was able to finalize the parameters for the lifting or extending of the ECQ in Luzon. The parameters included trends on the COVID-19 epidemiological curve, health capacity of the country, social factors, economic factors, and security factors.

On 11 May 2020, the IATF was convened to analyze current scientific data and apply the parameters to determine the correct community quarantine or social distancing measures that should be implemented in different areas.

On 13 May 2020, IATF issued these clarifications to the IATF resolution no.35 and amended that low-risk areas should be placed under General Community Quarantine.”