Non-working days to be introduced in Vologda Region from Oct 30 to Nov 7.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on October 20th introducing a period of non-working days in Russia from October 30th to November 7th. The period of non-working days will be introduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is of paramount importance to stem virus spread. The President said that employees’ salaries should be paid during the nationwide non-working week.
"Non-working days will be introduced in the Vologda Region from October 30th to November 7th, 2021," Vologda Region Governor Oleg Kuvshinnikov said at the meeting with local government members. On October 21st Mr. Kuvshinnikov and local government members briefed on the current situation at the health care facilities and discussed the development of the coronavirus pandemic and preventive measures in the region.
A number of restrictions will be introduced in the Vologda Region during the period of non-working days. The operation of all enterprises and organizations in the region will be suspended, except for organizations maintaining the functioning of the region’s infrastructure, continuous-cycle enterprises and other facilities listed in the presidential decree to this effect.
The operations of enterprises and organizations in the fields of trade, services, public catering, sports, culture, recreation, entertainment, etc. will be suspended, except for grocery stores and pharmacies. Restaurants and cafes will be able to offer takeout services.
Kindergartens and schools will be sent on vacation.
Vologda's authorities recommended that the region's senior citizens over 60 years of age should stay at home due to an increased number of COVID-19 infections. Vologda’s residents over the age of 60 or with chronic diseases will be required to remain at home. Vaccinated individuals and those who have recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from this order.
The Vologda Region Governor also stressed the importance of vaccination in the region.