16 July 2020 – Mandatory preventive isolation of all people in the territory of Bogotá

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Police and Interior Affairs
Level of Jurisdiction: Capital City
Lead People/Agency: Decision made by the major of Bogota capital city.

The entities that make up the District Administration, both in the central, decentralized and local sectors must, within the orbit of their powers, adopt the necessary measures of an individual, collective and population type within the framework of the health emergency caused by the Coronavirus COVID- 19

Overview: Through which orders are issued to comply with the mandatory preventive isolation measure. Give continuity to the mandatory preventive isolation of all people in the territory of Bogotá DC, from zero hours (00:00 am) on July 16, 2020, until eleven fifty-nine hours (11:59 pm) August 31, 2020, within the framework of the health emergency caused by the Coronavirus COVID-19.

Within the same period established in article 1 of this decree and for entering any establishment to carry out activities such as the acquisition and payment of goods and services, purchase of any retail and wholesale product, banking, financial and notarial services , attention to the citizen in public entities, and the provision of any other type of services except health, pharmacy and funeral services, the following condition will be met:
1. On odd days they will not be able to access these services and establishments, people whose identity card or identity document ends in an odd digit.
2. On even days, people whose identity card or identity document ends in an even digit will not be able to access these services and establishments.

Declare the RED ALERT in the city’s hospital system in order to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Capital District and the health service provider network The District Secretary of Health as a health authority in Bogotá, will immediately adopt individual, collective and population measures to reduce the impact on the population, prioritizing actions to prevent the increase in cases due to COVID-19, as well as the centralized direction and control of the Units of Intensive Care and Intermediate Care Units for the care of COVID-19 patients, as well as for all other pathologies.

The inhabitants of Bogotá D.C. and the holders of economic activities must comply with the following biosecurity measures: a) COMPULSORY USE OF TAPABOCAS
b) maintain the distance of two (2) meters between them, in order to prevent and mitigate the risk of contagion by Coronavirus -COVID19.
d) Restrict any type of agglomeration of people in public space
e) In institutions for the protection of the elderly, so that they can program periods of stay of 14 continuous days instead of daily entry and exit.
among other
Full details here: https://bogota.gov.co/mi-ciudad/salud/cuarentena/decreto-169-de-2020-asi-sera-la-cuarentena-por-localidades-en-bogota

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – academic, National – government
Evidence/Justification: The transmissibility index makes it possible to establish the areas with the highest concentration of risk for COVID-19, which guided the generation of a promotional and comprehensive health risk management strategy called “Special care areas”, which includes interventions to promote the health, individual and collective risk management and intersectoral actions within the framework of public health management and the PSPIC Collective Intervention Plan.

That index is not the only parameter analyzed in the city, on a daily basis the public health and epidemiology group of the District Health Department -SDS- observes the behavior of the main indicators for the city, such as the accumulated incidence rates by locality and UPZ, mortality rates, lethality,% positivity, number of cases, contacts disaggregated by the main sociodemographic variables.,% ICU occupancy and behavior of hospitalized people with mild symptoms who are quarantined at home.

From this analysis, which identifies that there is a large-scale community viral circulation that is detailed in the epidemiological context and given the economic reactivation that has been generated at the national and district level, the need to make the partial and temporary confinement measures, that is, to carry out a strict confinement by groups of localities, taking into account that a total confinement in the city is not feasible due to the current social and economic situation.