Essential skeletal staffing and suspension of person-to-person transactions will be implemented at the Capitol on July 1, 2 and 3 to give way to a full disinfection protocol.
The Capitol Building, the seat of the Cebu Provincial Government, sits in the heart of Cebu City, the present Covid-19 epicenter in the country where most Capitol workers reside.
The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) and the Civil Security Unit (CSU) will continue to be deployed at the compound while full disinfection procedures are conducted.
So far, 15 workers were found positive of Covid-19, 12 of them are residents of Cebu City, with two from Mandaue City and one from Talisay City.
The Capitol was infection-free during the first imposed Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) status in Cebu City. At that time, Capitol workers who are residents of Cebu City were not made to report for work. But when the first general community quarantine (GCQ) status was granted for Cebu City, its residents were allowed to report for work at the Capitol. It was at this time when Covid-19 infections started.
Disinfection of each office was done regularly since then. But for now, IPHO Chief Dr. Christina Giango has recommended to put the workers at a temporary work from home setup, so as to pave the way for full disinfection and to allow the environment at the whole compound to breathe and rest.
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