Marine Cpt. Cheryl Tindog, PMA information officer, said the PMA is ensuring that all guidelines in accordance with the IATF protocols such as the conduct of Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test and mandatory quarantine will be fully implemented.
The incoming cadets were directed to report to the Unified Command headquarters nearest their respective residences last May 31, and would undergo RT-PCR swabbing and mandatory quarantine prior to their travel to the Academy, she said.
All those who will be medically-cleared will travel to Fort del Pilar here for the traditional reception rites. They will be segregated from the rest of the members of the Cadet Corps upon arrival at PMA.
All measures based on established COVID-19 prevention protocols and scientific studies will be continuously observed in all training and education aspects to ensure the safety and health of all cadets and the entire PMA community, Tindog said.
To date, PMA remains closed to the general public in efforts to keep the institution COVID19-free.(JDP/JBZ-PIA CAR)
By Joseph B. Zambrano