/ 27 August 2021

THE COLLEGE of Public Health of the University of the Philippines Manila will proceed with the holding of physical classes for the 1st semester of Academic Year 2021-2022.

The Commission on Higher Education allowed the university to conduct in-person classes for health-related programs.

“The UP CPH remains committed to pursue its limited reopening for face-to-face classes and will resume limited on-site operations once it is permitted by Inter-Agency Task Force, the Commission on Higher Education, and higher university authorities,” Dr. Vicente Belizario, Jr., UPM-CPH dean and center director, said.

Belizario said that physical classes will be limited to laboratory-based programs. Attendance in physical classes is optional and will only be offered to fully vaccinated students.

Students who opt to attend face-to-face classes have to submit proof of complete Covid19 vaccination, proof of membership in PhilHealth or its equivalent, and parental or guardian consent to the Office of the College Secretary until September 8.

Belizario urged students who have not been jabbed to register with the city government of Manila to be included in its vaccination drive.

“The safety and well-being of all faculty, staff, and students is the utmost priority of the UP CPH administration. Let us all continue to comply with the minimum public health standards and have ourselves vaccinated against Covid19,” he said.