LGU-Camalig through its COVID-19 Task Force continuously welcomes returnees/Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) at the Camalig Training Center (CTC) located at Brgy. Salugan, Camalig, Albay – the town’s centralized screening/holding area.
 
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 56, all persons returning to the municipality of Camalig, Albay whether LSI, Authorized Person Outside of Residence (APOR), Returning Overseas Filipino (ROF), Frontliner, foreigner, regardless of age, travelling via private or public vehicle, are mandatorily required to proceed immediately to CTC.
 
Personnel under the Municipal Health Office (MHO)/ Municipal Epidemiology & Surveillance Unit (MESU), and the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Office (MDRRMO) are deployed at said facility to conduct disinfection, interviews, profiling, rapid/PCR/swab testing, and other COVID-related operations to contain possible spread of the deadly virus.
 
Following thorough assessment, returnees are then transported to their respective quarantining/isolation facilities where the mandatory 14-day quarantine starts off.
 
CTC screening/holding area started operating 24/7 since September 14, 2020 in anticipation of returnees arriving at night time.
 
The establishment of a 24/7 centralized screening/holding area for returnees seeks to ensure harmonized arrival-to-quarantining process and round-the-clock public service, furthering the local government’s innovative COVID-19 prevention and control efforts.
 
As of February 26, 2021, 12:00PM, 13 returnees comprised of 13 LSIs have been accommodated by CTC.
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO