Cadiz Mayor to govt workers: Seek medical attention when you experience COVID-like symptoms

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In line with Presidential Proclamation No. 922, Declaring a State of Public Health Emergency throughout the Philippines, and Presidential Proclamation No. 929, all Local Government Unit employees and elected/appointed officials, including barangay officials and employees, and National Office employees and officials deployed in the City of Cadiz experiencing COVID-like symptoms are advised by Mayor Salvador Escalante, Jr to immediately seek for proper medical attention.

In his one-pager memo signed today, the mayor directed city employees exhibiting symptoms to inform their immediate supervisor and the head of office of their current health condition. He further advised affected employees to refrain from going to work and going outside of their residence unless it is an emergency or necessary transaction.

A copy of the memo signed by Mayor Escalante.

The mayor also reminded employees to always call before seeing their doctor or visiting a health facility.

Meanwhile, workers who may be experiencing mild symptoms, but are healthy, are directed to manage their symptoms at home. On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days.

Workers who are co-living with someone who is/are undergoing home quarantine (LSI, ROF or Close Contact), are also directed to refrain from reporting to duty.

The mayor said absence due to this will not be deducted from employees’ leave credits per the Civil Service Code provision, CSC M.C. No. 5, s. 2020 and the Bayanihan Act.

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