The “Bacolod Hall of Justice Oplan Mass Testing” for COVID-19 will be launched Wednesday morning, January 19, at the HOJ Atrium, Executive Judge Raymond Joseph Javier of the Bacolod Regional Trial Court said Monday, January 17.
“This is to achieve a COVID-free workplace for our court personnel, court users and other stakeholders,” Javier said in a memorandum to all judges, chiefs of offices and other personnel.
The mass testing in partnership with the Bacolod City Government Emergency Operations Center will be conducted through nasal antigen swabs free of charge from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, he said.
In the event of negative test results, the court employees can elect to have COVID-19 booster shots if eligible on site, Javier said.
Requests for first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines can also be accommodated on site, he added.
Municipal Trial Court in Cities Executive Judge Francisco Pando and other chiefs of offices are strongly encouraged to follow suit and issue a corresponding memorandum to their own personnel, Javier said.
Javier also directed all city-paid job hires, janitorial staff, police and security personnel at the HOJ to comply with his memorandum.*