PENRO Apayao provides quarantine facility for returning employees
LUNA, Apayao, May 18 — The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Apayao has retrofitted its multi-purpose hall into a quarantine facility for its returning employees.
PENR Officer Atty. Romeo G. Bravo said that the Apayao PLGU guidelines require that all employees returning to Apayao from Enhanced Community Quarantine and General Community Quarantine areas with recorded local transmission of COVID 19 shall undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
To comply with this guideline, PENRO Apayao decided to have its own quarantine area to ease the logistical burden of the PLGU in maintaining the Provincial Quarantine facility at the Apayao Sports Complex. This could even afford better protection to returning PENRO Apayao employees considering the numerous persons under quarantine at the sports complex.
Prior to fixing the building, Bravo requested the Provincial Health Officer-Apayao and the Municipal Health Officer-Luna for an ocular assessment of the conference hall to ensure that it would pass the minimum criteria for a quarantine facility.
The quarantine facility is located approximately 50 meters away from the main office building and it can accommodate at least five individuals. The facility has the basic necessities with free wifi and mini-library. Bravo is the first occupant of the facility for his 14-day mandatory quarantine.
Apayao is one of the three provinces in the Cordillera region with no case of COVID-19.(DENR-CAR)