Schools won’t be used as isolation centers again, City assures

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THE Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) assured the Department of Education (DepEd) that it will no longer use schools as isolation centers in case of another coronavirus disease (Covid-19) surge.

This, as the DepEd Cebu City Division is already conducting limited face-to-face classes and is planning on fully implementing the in-person classes in August 2022.

Dr. Liberato Lauronillo, district supervisor of DepEd Cebu City, said on Tuesday, May 31, that teachers struggled to clean the classroom after it was used as isolation centers during the peak of the pandemic.

"We request to the City Government, not to make the schools as isolation centers cause there are a lot of problems that will pop up," Lauronillo said in Cebuano.

Lauronillo said among the problems they encountered were the health and sanitation status of the schools.

Councilor Joel Garganera, deputy chief implementer of the EOC, said Wednesday, June 1, that the city has already identified other venues to be used as isolation centers.

These include the Cebu City Quarantine Center at the North Reclamation Area and the Noah Complex in the South Road Properties, said Garganera. (IRT)

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