In view of the reported confirmed Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) positive cases among hired 2020 Census of Population and Housing (CPH) field personnel from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) – Southern Leyte Provincial Statistical Office, and pursuant to Office Memorandum 2020-85 “Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response Protocol”, the following risk reduction measures have been implemented in PSA – Southern Leyte:
- Temporary closure of PSA – Southern Leyte Census Processing Center (Kangleon St., Maasin City) from 6 October 2020 until further notice.
- All PSA – Southern Leyte employees and hired field personnel with close contact to the confirmed COVID-19 positive cases are on home quarantine while waiting for their swab results.
- Disinfection of PSA – Southern Leyte Provincial Statistical Office (SJC Building, Tomas Oppus St. Maasin City), PSA - Southern Leyte Census Processing Center and all service vehicles on 6 – 7 October 2020.
- Coordination with proper health authorities for contact tracing.
PSA would like to assure the public that these hired 2020 CPH field personnel contracted the virus after the conduct of the 2020 CPH enumeration and precautionary measures have been implemented to prevent virus transmission. They have been in quarantine facilities for proper treatment.
PSA Southern Leyte Provincial Statistical Office is still operating under “Business as usual”. However, it will follow directives that may be issued by the Local Government Unit in the coming days.
PSA upholds “bayanihan” and is one with the rest of the world in helping contain any possible COVID-19 case. Please refrain from spreading fake news to avoid panic.
Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation to ensure the safety of everyone.