ISABELA PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO UNDERGO 2-WEEK LOCKDOWN
THE SCHOOLS Division in Isabela has ordered a two-week lockdown of all public schools in the province to curb the spread of Covid19.
In a memo, Madelyn Macalling, Isabela schools division officer-in-charge and assistant superintendent, ordered public school district supervisors and districts-in-charge to halt all face-to-face transactions in schools from April 6 to April 19.
She also ordered the implementation of a work-from-home scheme for all staff and faculty.
Macalling released the memo after several teachers and non-teaching personnel contracted Covid19.
“The workers were tasked to do their duties and functions thru ‘online transactions or virtual modes’ even in the submission of required reports,” she said.
The education official also asked district nurses and health workers to monitor the health status of teachers to determine who will be placed in isolation and be subject to contact tracing.
Isabela had 1,436 active cases of Covid19 as of April 6.