By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The local government of San Carlos City inspected five food establishments in the city last Wednesday to ensure that health and safety measures against COVID-19 are being applied.
The City Tourism Office spearheaded the inspection team together with the Law Enforcement Team (LET) and representatives from the local Philippine National Police.
Jennifer Saballa, Tourism Operations Officer I, said they monitor food establishments on a daily basis to make sure that recurring violations will be avoided and that minimum health standards like putting up a thermal scanner, foot bath and hand sanitizers at the entrance and social distancing between customers are being observed.
She added that the aspects also being checked are the proper use of face mask and shield among food servers and counter attendants when taking orders, visibility of QR code for VAMOS app and the operational capacity of each food establishment.
Saballa also said citation tickets will be issued to first-time violators while the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will call the attention of recurring violators that might direct closure of business.
The team is also set to inspect other food establishments that operate at night.
EOC Commander, Dr. Wilmer Yap, also urged the tourism staff to order food establishment operators to sanitize the tables and chairs after every customer use to avoid contamination from possible droplets./DGB, WDJ