Executive Assistant for Security Concerns retired General Rey Lyndon Lawas led the City Health Marshals in evaluating the compliance of the BPO companies to the required minimum public health standards to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.
While Business Processing Centers or BPOs are allowed to operate under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine, yet the managements are advised to strictly implement the health protocols of the National IATF MEID and local ordinances.
Business establishments, including call centers, are required to provide thermal scanners, preferably QR code system for contact tracing, hand washing facilities, social distancing of the work stations, conduct of regular cleaning and disinfection of establishment, constant wearing of face masks, presence of designated safety officer and isolation rooms, among others.
The Health Marshals are composed of personnel from the City Health Office, Philippine National Police, Traffic Management Office, Special Enforcement Unit, Department Trade Industry, City Social Welfare and Development Office, City Administrator’s Office and the Bureau of Fire Protection.