‘Tis the season of caring; go virtual


The Emergency Operations Center against COVID-19 of Bacolod City is urging the general public to go virtual, instead of in-person gatherings this holiday.

Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy medical of the EOC, said “Christmas is more merrier if we can avoid gatherings.”

According to City Administrator Em Ang face-to-face gatherings are considered as super spreader of the virus, hence, the public is advised to limit such and instead go virtual.

In virtual gathering, according to Ang there is no limit in attendance. In fact, she said this can even ensure 100% attendance.

Despite of the decline in cases in Bacolod, Ang said that the city is not lowering its guard especially this holiday. She said with the decline in cases they are also re-purposing the contact tracers by utilizing them as part of the monitoring team.

The EOC according to Ang has formed several teams that they will deploy in various venues in the city to check any private gatherings which may violate the minimum health protocols.

Aside from these teams, Dr. Sorongon said that Task Force Disiplina will also be monitoring in the barangay level. While the team from Business Licensing Divsion of Bacolod is tasked to ensure the compliance of big establishments, such as the malls and call centers.