BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The municipal hall of Isabela in Negros Occidental is on temporary lockdown effective today until June 2, after two of its employees and two others from national government offices, tested positive for Covid-19.
Isabela Mayor Irene Montilla, in Office Order No. 54-2021 she issued, said that placing the municipal hall under temporary lockdown was made to ensure both the health and safety of the people of Isabela, and the continuous delivery of service to the public.
Two of the four infected employees are assigned at the Municipal Planning and Development and Social Welfare and Development offices. The two others are employees of the Department of Education and the Commission on Election, Montilla said.
‘WORK FROM HOME’
She advised personnel of the MPDO, MSWDO, Comelec, and DepEd to work from their homes.
But she said that office work and transactions will continue at the Municipal Health Office, Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Bureau of Fire Protection, the offices of the General Services and Municipal Engineer, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Post Office, Department of Trade and Industry, 4Ps, Kalahi-CIDSS, Crisis Center, and Department of Interior and Local Government, as well as the operations of the cemetery, slaughterhouse, and public market, and traffic enforcement activities.
Montilla also advised employees with fever, body malaise, sore throat, and cough, among others, to seek consultation and avoid crowds.
Isabela town had 28 Covid cases, as of May 29.*