Alfonso Lista Mayor Edralin Alipio through Executive Order (EO) No. 2020-29, directed all municipal officials and employees including job orders to report to office from 7:30 in the morning until 6:00 afternoon from Monday to Thursday except for arranged schedules of the rural health unit, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Office (MDRRMO), Alfonso Lista Peace and Order Safety and the Water and Sanitation Authority.
Lagawe Mayor Martin Habawel also issued EO No. C-13 implementing a four-day work week for all offices of LGU- Lagawe except the municipal health office, MDRRMOand other frontline offices. Employees will report for work from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm Monday to Thursday
The shortened work week is also pursuant to the Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular No. 07 that provides the interim guidelines for alternative work arrangements and support mechanism for workers in the government for the duration of the State of Public Health Emergency pursuant to Proclamation No. 922 issued by President Duterte on March 8, 2020.
Alipio also enjoined barangay chairmen to monitor those who arrived from abroad including people came from places with infection to have a 14-day self-quarantine, monitor health condition and report immediately to health authorities if there are symptoms of infection.
Other preventive measures adopted by the Alfonso Lista LGU include the closure of the Eco Park 1000 Steps and bird watching site until March 31, 2020; avoid travelling outside Alfonso Lista if not necessary or unless an emergency case; cancel social gathering and meetings or crow-drawing events; proper distancing, hygiene and sanitation.
For Lagawe LGU, the inter-agency taskforce on COVID-19 decided to implement the establishment of a check-point at Ibulao Bridge to identify incoming people for monitoring; strengthen referral system, conduct full blast information drive for self protection against the coronavirus, strenghten referral system, strictly implement home quarantine to people came from abroad and Manila and encourage everyone to stay at home.
Only Tuesday is declared as oficial market day and only local sellers are allowed to sell their products.However, deliveries from outside the province are allowed. All establishments in the capital town are also mandated to provide hand washing places or hand sanitizers to be used by their costumers. (JDP/MBL- PIA CAR, Ifugao)
By Marcelo B. Lihgawon