Malungon, Sarangani Province (May 22, 2020) – “Dapat ready na gid kamo sa inyo nga mga face masks kag PPEs. Ini in case nga may ara kamo sang trabahante nga magkaron sang [COVID-19] sign and symptoms,” Mayor Atty. Maria Theresa D. Constantino and Municipal Administrator-designate Jessie Dela Cruz told DepEd Supervisors and Private School Administrators at the Sunken Arena Covered Court on May 22, as they prepare to report back to their respective schools by next month.
In a briefer, local officials also reminded school authorities about the required health standard in the school settings that is a must to be applied under Executive Order No. 27, which is leaned with the national guidelines of the Modified General Community Quarantine.
Schools’ officials also agreed to provide staying places for teachers living outside the border, to limit the daily travels. Educators will only be allowed to travel once a week, to minimize their movement outside the locality as part of the anti-Covid 19 protective measures.
Teachers having health issues, pregnant, lactating mothers, and sickly shall not report in school, but instead be given the work from home tasks. Schools are mandated to set up disinfection areas for foot bath and hand washing, and to sternly abide with the new normal practices like of social distancing and the compulsory wearing of face mask.
With regards to the possible opening of classes, North District Supervisor Leah Tingson announced that it ‘might’ be on – August 24.
“Pero kung dili magbaba ang status sang COVID-19, mao na nga mag-online na lang gid kita. Ang pangutana lang if kaya kaha sa mga ginikanan nga ma-supply ang gamit ug load sa mga students for the whole school year? Aside, ang ubang lugar pud diri kay walay internet connection,” said Tingson, who, despite the present crisis, has assured to carry on the Basic Education Continuity Plan and provide quality education for Malungonians. (BY KEILAH FAITH F. PELINGON/Photos by Alejandro S. Dayagan – MIO News TEAM/ ippalma via MINDANAO DESK)