Isabela schools locked down from April 6-19

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela: The Isabela schools division here has ordered a province wide lockdown from April 6 to 19 of all public schools and implemented a work-from-home scheme for staff amid the spike of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases here.

Dr. Madelyn Macalling, Isabela schools division officer-in-charge and assistant superintendent, has ordered public school district supervisors and districts in-charge in her memorandum to advise all school heads in their areas that no personnel shall be allowed to report for face-to-face transactions.

Teachers and non-teaching workers have been among those infected by the virus, prompting the division head to impose the work-from-home scheme, as approved by DepEd Regional Director Benjamin Paragas.

The workers were tasked to do their duties and functions through “online transactions or virtual modes” and in the submission of required reports.

Macalling also tasked school and district nurses and other health workers to regularly monitor the condition and well-being of educators and closely monitor epidemiology and surveillance units to facilitate contact tracing and managing those exposed to the virus.

She advised those who have had close-contacts with Covid positives to stay in quarantine or isolation facilities.