The Himamaylan City Hall in Negros Occidental will be closed starting Monday, November 23, while the COVID-19 test results of two employees are being awaited, Mayor Raymund Tongson said today, November 22.
Tongson said the two employees work at the City Mayor’s Office and City Treasurer’s Office and he expects their test results out late tomorrow. COVID-19 contact tracing of city personnel in sensitive positions is also underway, he added.
Pending the release of the RT-PCR test results of the two, all city hall officials, employees and personnel are directed to self-quarantine, particular those who received their salaries at the City Treasurer’s Office on Saturday, November 21, and those who came in contact with personnel of the City Mayor’s Office, a city public advisory said.
Those who attended a meeting at the Himaya Hall of the City Hall at 9:30 a.m. Friday, November 20, are also enjoined to go on quarantine until the COVID-19 test results of the two employees are released, the advisory added.
It also said that the Himamaylan City Hall will be closed for disinfection starting tomorrow until further notice.
“We are doing this as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the virus at the city hall,” Tongson said.*