The San Carlos City government will apply for a Safety Seal certification, and its offices are now fully complying with the requirements of the program.
Danille Marie Osorio, city local government operations officer of the Department of Interior and Local Government said that yesterday, markers, signage, and barriers were placed in public places to ensure physical distancing among clients/employees, including tents as holding areas for employees set at the City Hall lobby while waiting for a referral in case one develops Covid symptoms, a press release from the city said.
She added that other indicators of the program include the use of StaySafe.ph app or other online contact tracing app, wearing of face masks and shields, especially in enclosed areas, at least twice a week disinfection, proper ventilation and presence of air purifiers, separate trash bins/facility for face mask disposal, health declaration form, personnel in charge of health protocol monitoring in the vicinity, safety officer, thermal scanner/gun, sanitizers, hand-washing station, and referral system for medical and psychosocial services.
Osorio also said that a safety seal is a manifestation that the establishment or building adheres to the safety health protocols set by the government.
City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management officer Joe Recalex Alingasa Jr. said that the local government should set an example since it is the agency that requires the private establishments to observe the safety health standards.
The Safety Seal Certification is under the joint memorandum of the DILG, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Health, and the Department of Tourism.
It aims to increase compliance by private or public entities with the minimum public health standards set by the government.
The team for issuing authority under government/public owned buildings is composed of representatives from the DILG, Bureau of Fire Protection, and Philippine National Police, the press release added.*