Araneta City has strengthened its efforts to safeguard the public against COVID-19 as frontliners and merchant partners at the City of Firsts were included in Quezon City’s inoculation program at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Over 2,500 frontline personnel were vaccinated at Araneta City's mega vaccination site, which was set up by the city government and the Araneta Group through the arrangements of J. Amado Araneta Foundation (JAAF).
According to JAAF Executive Director Diane Romero, this is part of Araneta Group's goal of providing a safe and healthy live, work, dine, shop, and play environment at the City of Firsts. With the whole community now receiving COVID-19 vaccines, we are assured that our people are protected and patrons can visit any Araneta City property with more ease.
Aside from the free vaccination, the Araneta Group continues to ensure the safety of customers, residents, employees, and personnel through regular sanitation and disinfection. Social distancing measures and other health and safety protocols continue to be strictly implemented. Individuals are still required to wear facemasks and face shields, and precautionary measures in entrances such as temperature checks, alcohol dispensers, and foot baths remain.
Shoppers and diners are also encouraged to utilize contactless payment modes and channels. One may pay over-the-counter using tap debit/credit cards, or through QR mobile payment apps such as PayMaya and GCash.
Through JAAF, the Araneta Group also partnered with the city government to use the Smart Araneta Coliseum and the New Frontier Theater in its inoculation program for free. The same free use of Araneta City facilities was extended to Philippine Red Cross. A drive-through RT-PCR saliva testing conducted by the Philippine Red Cross is available in the Araneta City Busport.
Since the pandemic hit the country last year, the Araneta Group prioritized to make its businesses safe for its employees and customers with its slogan “Safety First at the City of Firsts”.