City Health Office Medical Officer Jan Sherwin Samong said the public should still practice the minimum public health standards when they visit their loved ones in the cemeteries.
This includes the wearing of face masks, hand washing, and social distancing.
“Although naa na man ta (new face mask policy) nga okay lang walay facemask sa outdoors pero ang general consideration sa DOH is that kung crowded kaayo mag-mask gyud ta,” Samong said.
The medical officer also urged those who have not received their Covid-19 vaccines to get vaccinated and those who already got their second dose to have their booster shot.
Carpooling is also encouraged as this could ease traffic, which is expected during Undas.
Samong said Undas will be the first major event in Cagayan de Oro that involves a huge movement of people, more than that of this year’s Higalaay Festival last August.
“We encourage everyone nga pagdala mo’g inyong kaugalingon nga alcohol para at least anytime pwede mo maka-hand washing,” Samong said.
“We’ll try to make sure nga we’ll come up with an advise one week prior sa celebration,” he added.
Last Wednesday, October 12, a coordination meeting for the upcoming Undas 2022 was conducted and attended by the City Health Office, City Disaster Risk Reduction Department (CDRRMD), City Health Office, City Information Office, Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo), City Local Environment and Natural Resources (Clenro), and the representatives from the public and private cemeteries in the city.