Capitol implements ‘no entry’ for feverish clients, employees

By: Rosalie Abatayo - CDN Digital Multi-Media Reporter | March 11,2020 - 07:20 PM

All clients and employees of the provincial government now need to be thermal scanned before they will be allowed to enter the Cebu Capitol building. (CDN Digital/Rosalie Abatayo)

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Before entering the Cebu Provincial Capitol building, everyone should pause and let the security personnel take a temperature check.

Individuals with body temperatures exceeding 38 degrees Celsius may have to postpone their transactions with the Capitol offices.

We were instructed by Governor Gwen that we will make it a policy or protocol for Cebu Capitol that all persons entering the provincial government building will be submitted to thermal scanning to get the temperature,” said Provincial Health Officer Dr. Christina Giango.

This policy, devised as a measure against the novel coronavirus, started implementation Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

For those who have temperatures of 38 degrees and above, we will advise them to postpone their transactions, seek consultation, and stay at home,” Giango said.

The same protocol shall also be followed for employees of the provincial government.

All employees also will be submitted to thermal scanning. And also we [advise] them that if you are sick, if you have cough and colds, practice the cough etiquette, wear a mask, or if possible, stay at home,” Giango advised.

Meanwhile, some security personnel in the Capitol have also started to voluntarily wear masks as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus disease.  /rcg

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: Capitol protocol, Cebu Provincial Capitol, Coronavirus Disease, stay at home if not feeling well, temperature check, Thermal scanner, wear mask

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.