The Kabankalan City Hall will continue to operate with a skeletal workforce amid the coronavirus disease infection among the employees.
City Administrator Sixto Garaygay said two more employees – one from the City Treasurer’s Office and another from the General Services Office – were found positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.
One of the two employees is immunocompromised and is being strictly monitored by the City Health Office while they are in the isolation facility of the city.
But the two new cases are not close contacts of employees from the City Engineer’s Office, who earlier tested positive for the virus.
Their colleagues were already swabbed, and contact tracing is continuously being done by CHO personnel.
The alternative work arrangements started last week after several City Hall employees were quarantined for being close contacts of the assistant city engineer, who reportedly died due to COVID complications.
For this week, employees belonging to Team B will report to their offices while observing maximum health protocols, while those who had reported to duty last week will now work from home.
Garaygay said offices of the local government outside the City Hall building will be on regular operations but with strict implementation of health protocols. – MML