In the quest to mitigate the spread of the virus and provide a safe working environment, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region VII implemented innovative health and safety practices to ensure the continued delivery of services to the public without compromising the health of its workforce.
DILG VII Regional Director Leocadio Trovela said that employees are now mandated to have their temperature check using a thermal scanner upon entering the building.
“Creating a safe working environment that protects its people and clients is in line with the commitment of DILG-7 to make sure that service to the public continues during the crisis,” Trovela said.
Trovela said that alcohol and hand sanitizers are provided in each division, unit offices, including the main entrance and every floor, while minimum health standards such as social distancing are strictly observed.
With Cebu City now lowered down to General Community Quarantine (GCQ), Trovela revealed that DILG VII employees physically reporting to the office on the skeletal force are provided with daily vehicular support; free face masks, vitamins, and lunch.
Meanwhile, the rest of the employees adopt alternative work arrangements in compliance with the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
As an added protection, Trovela said that both workers and walk-in clients are made to step in a foot bath before entering the office premises.
Plastic barriers are likewise installed at the Regional Emergency Operations Center for the protection of the duty officers and walk-in clients.