Alert Level System in the Philippines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved the nationwide implementation of the Alert Levels System for COVID-19 Response.

Guidelines for the Pilot Implementation of Alert Levels System in the National Capital Region were adopted by the IATF and were published on 13 September 2021.

What is an Alert level System?

COVID-19 Alert Levels System refers to the new Community Quarantine Classifications for dealing with COVID-19 covering entire cities, municipalities, and/or regions: aimed to manage and minimize the risk of the disease through System Indicators, Triggers, and Thresholds determined by the IATF to specify the public health and social measures to be taken in relation to the COVID-19 response. as may be updated based on new scientific knowledge, information about the effectiveness of control measures in the country and overseas, and its application.

a. Alert Level 1 refers to areas wherein case transmission is low and decreasing, total bed utilization rate, and intensive care unit utilization rate is low.

b. Alert Level 2 refers to areas wherein case transmission is low and decreasing, healthcare utilization is low, or case counts are low but increasing, or case counts are low and decreasing but total bed utilization rate and intensive care unit utilization rate is increasing.

c. Alert Level 3 refers to areas wherein case counts are high and/or increasing, with total bed utilization rate and intensive care unit utilization rate at increasing utilization.

d. Alert Level 4 – refers to areas wherein case counts are high and/or increasing, with total bed utilization rate and intensive care unit utilization rate at high utilization.

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e. Alert Level 5 – refers to areas wherein case counts are alarming, with total bed utilization rate and intensive care unit utilization rate at critical utilization.

Source: IATF

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