With the possibility of local transmission of the Delta variant in the region, the Cordillera office of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG-CAR) enjoins local government units (LGUs) to enforce ordinances, omnibus guidelines and minimum public health standards (MPHS) in order to keep the public safe, prevent the entry and spread of the Delta variant, and to strengthen their capacity to deal with potential surges.
“All LGUs are reminded of their roles in the implementation of the Prevention, Detection, Isolation, Treatment, and Reintegration (PDITR) strategy especially in the midst of the threat of the Delta variant,” said DILG CAR Office in Charge-Regional Director Araceli San Jose.
She also reminded the public that, while the government is strengthening PDITR implementation at the local level, the best defense against any COVID-19 variant is still the correct and consistent adherence to the minimum public health standards and getting vaccinated.
“Strictly ensure the adherence to MPHS in your localities, including social distancing and mandatory and proper wearing of face masks and face shields,” she said.
Meanwhile, OIC-RD San Jose urges local governments to guarantee the efficacy of the government’s COVID-19 vaccination program and the implementation of information, education, and communication campaigns to continuously increase vaccine demand.