Slider
Slider

|

Slider

NMI shifts to Level Blue

Local
Typography
  • Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

 THE CNMI has shifted from Community Vulnerability Level Yellow to Level Blue, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres said Monday on KKMP radio.

The CNMI Economic Recovery Plan states that Level Blue “signifies significant progress in community-based testing, and represents the fourth point of phasing before ‘Green,’ [and it also] ensures that precautions continue to be made to ensure thresholds of positive cases are regularly monitored.”

Curfew hours are now from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m., with the exception of frontliners reporting to or returning from duty, anyone else who is lawfully employed and reporting to or returning from work, as well as patients going to or returning from medical treatment.

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres speaks during the presentation of the CNMI Economic Recovery Plan in May at Fiesta Resort in Garapan. Photo by K-Andrea Evarose S. Limol

All businesses are permitted to be open to the public from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

All businesses offering food/beverages for dine-in can serve at 50% of their maximum capacity. Bars are permitted to reopen with temperature screening before entry, and businesses that aren’t bars or restaurants can operate at 75% of their maximum capacity.

Gatherings of no more than 25 people in a single room or space are now allowed. Church and worship services can limit attendance to 50% of their maximum capacity, and gyms, Managaha and all public beaches and pathways will remain open.

But all transport vehicles utilized for trips to/from Managaha must be disinfected after each use.

Non-contact recreational activities, including shoreline subsistence and commercial fishing activities, are still permitted. Such fishing, however, is only permitted between  a.m. and 12 a.m. daily.

All public parks, including the Grotto, remain closed. All amusement and gaming establishments, such as the casino, video poker establishments, and e-gaming facilities, also remain closed.

Every business establishment and its patrons must adhere to social distancing and sanitation guidelines, including wearing protective face masks.

Businesses must still have “one-way” flow signs for entrance and exit posted, and must maintain crowd control. They must have a hand sanitizer station upon entry and exit, provide protective barriers between employees and patrons, and ensure that there are visible lineup markers six feet apart leading to the cashier counter.

They must also frequently clean all surfaces, including entrance/exit door handles, shopping baskets, shopping carts, as well as handles of chill boxes, coolers, and freezers.

In addition, restaurants and bars must conduct temperature screening of all patrons entering their premises. Food and beverage establishments, including bars, are strongly encouraged to use outdoor dining space wherever possible, in accordance with established supplemental regulatory guidance from CHCC-BEH and social distancing guidelines.

For their part, hotels, tour operators, and tourism industry stakeholders, alongside public health officials, are instructed to finalize their preparations for thermal monitoring, and establish internal Standard Operating Procedures for thermal mitigating risk in preparation for the arrival of tourists.

previous arrow
next arrow
Shadow
Slider

Read more articles

Visit our Facebook Page

previous arrow
next arrow
Shadow
Slider