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Baguio mandates COVID test for unvaccinated workers

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Government and private employees working in the city of Baguio are now mandated to undergo Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing at least once every two weeks at their own expense.

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City Mayor Benjamin Magalong issued Executive Order No. 159-2021 on Nov. 29 mandating all eligible but still unvaccinated workers to have their test either be RT-PCR or antigen in compliance with the national Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) directive.

“The tests will be required until the time the employee receives his or her first vaccine dose,” Magalong added in his order.

Employee will also be required to undergo mandatory regular testing if he/she fails to avail of the second dose after prescribed period of interval of the vaccine brand, the order added.

But for workers who are ineligible to receive the vaccines for health reasons must secure medical certificate from the City Health Services Office to be exempted from the bimonthly test requirement but will be required to undergo the test on a quarterly basis also with the assistance of the CHSO.

The mayor warned that establishments and institutions that will fail to comply will be immediately reported to the Dept. of Labor and Employment, Dept. of Interior and Local Government, Civil Service Commission or other applicable departments directly supervising the offices concerned.

The City in solidarity with the entire country joined in the conduct of Bayanihan Bakunahan, a three-day nationwide COVID-19 vaccination despite having already inoculated 111% of the eligible target population.

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