BY CARLA P. GOMEZ
The office of Bacolod Councilor Cindy Rojas was locked down starting yesterday but she assured that the processing of the return of Bacolod Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) will continue.
Rojas said her office was locked down after a member of her staff tested positive for COVID-19.
“Because of this, and as protocol dictates, an extensive contact tracing will follow. All of my other office staff are automatically considered as close contacts and will undergo 14-day quarantine,“ she said
Rojas said she did not come in contact with the person who tested positive as she had been under quarantine after her niece and brother-in-law were also hit by the virus in their compound.
“Starting Monday (yesterday) my office will be closed until we are assured that it is safe for everyone to come back to work,” she said.
However, this does not mean that their service to Bacolod LSIs will be hampered, she said.
They will continue to process requests under a work from home set up, she said.
She said those with inquiries may call 09052238081 for Cebu LSIs, and 09498653509 and 09219493809 for Manila LSIs.
Returning LSIs must have a Philippine-issued identification card showing his or her name, picture, address and signature, contact numbers and specific address in Bacolod City, and a medical certificate from the city health office of current location or any facility stating that the LSI is fit to travel and does not manifest any COVID-19 symptoms, she said.
Those coming from Cebu and Mindanao must have a Philippine National Police travel authority, she added.
The information should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, Rojas said.*