DENR NCR sets health and safety protocols against COVID-19

QUEZON CITY, May 20 (PIA) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources- National Capital Region (DENR NCR) has set health and safety precautionary measures against COVID-19 in the event that the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) is lifted in Metro Manila.

According to the Environment and Natural Resources regional office in Metro Manila, the following health and safety precautionary measures will be implemented to reduce the risk of infection for both its skeleton workforce and their clients as well.

DENR NCR will implement a ‘No Face Mask, No Entry’ policy. The Regional Office will also subject its employees and walk-in clients to hand sanitation and temperature reading procedures at the guard station.

Those with above normal body temperature will not be allowed to enter the premises and instead will be advised to go home and seek medical attention.

To avoid crowding in the office, DENR NCR will require all physical transactions and requests to be made by appointment. Assigned officers of the day will attend to clients at queueing counters located at the lobby and physical distancing shall be observed at all times.

All frontline office personnel will be issued Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which include face mask/face shield, gloves and shall be worn at all times while inside the office. Field workers will also be issued with coveralls for protection outside of the office premises.

Alcohol and hand sanitizer dispensers will also be placed at the office lobby and in strategic areas within the regional office.

The DENR NCR also advises its personnel and clients to regularly clean and sanitize their hands and to avoid touching their faces. Frequently touched fixtures such as door knobs and handle bars will be regularly disinfected by utility personnel. (DENR NCR/PIA-NCR)


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