Mayor Rex Jalando-on ordered the temporary closure of the three City Hall main buildings in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental, Tuesday, April 13, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Jalando-on said he ordered their closure for disinfection after his secretary at the mayor’s office, who is symptomatic, tested positive for COVID-19.
The city hall buildings will reopen on Thursday, he said.
COVID-19 testing of persons who came in contact with the secretary in underway, he added.
The mayor said he and other city government employees have gone into isolation while they wait for their COVID-19 test results.
Jalando-on in Executive Order 19, Series of 2021, directed the Sanitary Division of the La Carlota City Health Office to disinfect all offices in the three buildings.
All employees of the affected offices were also ordered to stay at home, and not to travel outside of La Carlota City.
Not covered by the order are personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection and City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, Jalando-on said.
Meanwhile, Mayor Neil Lizares has ordered the resumption of operations at the Talisay City Hall on Wednesday, April 14.
The city hall had been closed for two days of disinfection after a person who tested COVID-19 positive had visited the facility.*