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AMIDST the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chairperson of the Crises Management Committee, Assoc. Prof. Cristina M. Castro – Cabral, Ph.D., released a memorandum with regard to preventive measures to be undertaken by the Colegio.
In a post published by Colegio’s official Facebook page on January 29, VPAA encouraged the stakeholders, employees, students, parents, alumni, and visitors to exercise utmost vigilance in taking care of their health and ensure the safety and protection of all.
Safety precautions undertaken by the institution include health screening for everyone who wishes to enter the Colegio’s premises. Those who would be found with the symptoms related to the virus will be restricted access to the campus. A quarantine area is made available for those displaying symptoms.
VPAA also asks for full cooperation from everyone in order to prevent further transmission of the said virus. Students are encouraged to wear prescribed face masks and practice healthy etiquette, especially when coughing.
COVID-19 targets the respiratory system and is first detected in Wuhan, China. Transmission of the virus occurs via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, while symptoms include mild cough, colds, fever, and shortness of breath.
(First published on The LANCE's January 2020 Issue)