DESPITE the standing general community quarantine (GCQ) status of Baguio City, the city government saw fit to reopen the Baguio City night market along Harrison Road on Wednesday, February 24.
Starting on the aforementioned date, the night market will begin operating along Harrison once more from 8:00 in the evening to 11:30 in the evening daily.
In order to comply with basic health protocols, only a third of the registered vendors in the night market are allowed to operate on the same day, rotating through the population of registered vendors. 352 stalls – 304 for dry goods and 48 for food – are allowed daily.
The city is also limiting and restricting entry and exit throughout the night market to properly apply social distancing and ensure a steady flow of patrons at the same time.
The city has also committed to impose “stricter health protocols” in light of the standing GCQ status of Baguio necessitating tighter security protocols.
The night market had previously shut down twice in recent months in order to observe health protocols.
The night market activity previously shut down the day after it was reopened on the first of December of last year due to failure to observe health protocols during its conduct, later reopening after ten days.
Upon returning to GCQ, the night market was closed again, and was reopened on Wednesday.