CITY OF MALOLOS – Recognizing the threats of COVID-19 and in light of the Community Quarantine in the National Capital Region, Gov. Daniel R. Fernando extended the class suspension in all levels, both public and private schools in Bulacan form March 10 to April 14, 2020.
In his Executive Order No. 011 series of 2020 signed today, March 14, 200, the governor said that the previously ordered suspension is extended subject to further notice and directives from the education departments and the national government.
Also stated in the EO are the duties and responsibilities of the school administrations, parents and guardians.
School officials and administrators are instructed to immediately sanitize and enhance the cleanliness in the school surroundings and facilities to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19; prevents from entering school premises for the duration of the class suspension; and adopt measures such as transitioning to online classes whenever possible or home assignment to satisfy the academic requirements.
Further, parents and guardians are called upon to monitor their children and keep them safe within their residences and away from malls, markets, movie houses and other crowded places and that the EO should take effect immediately.
Moreover, the governor also sent off members of the military and police force in Bulacan, Saturday night, to assist the Bulakenyos during these trying times.
“Hindi biro and hinihingi naming sa inyo dahil alam naming maging kayo ay hindi makakaiwas sa sakit na ito. Subalit sa inyo kami umaasa at nagtitiwala sa panahong kailangan ng ating bayan ng mga bayaning titindig at magtatanggol sa ating lipunan, Kasabay ng aming pasasalamat ay ang paglalagay ng aming tiwala sa inyong mga kamay,” Fernando’s message to the men in uniform.
Fernando also believes that Community Quarantine is the most effective way to control the virus , hence the province needs to be able to alleviate the risks of transmission by restricting the people who can go in and out of Bulacan especially those who are coming from or going to NCR where most confirmed cases of CIVID are situated.