LGU-Camalig through the Municipal Health Emergency Response Team (MHERT) 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. 07-2021, all persons returning to the municipality 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 to undergo disinfection, interviews, profiling, rapid/PCR/swab testing, and other protocols to contain possible spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
 
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.
 
Today, 3 asymptomatic LSIs (arrived without symptoms) have so far been accommodated by CTC.
 
As of March 8, 2021, Camalig, Albay has 25 confirmed COVID-19 cases including 23 recoveries and 2 deaths – the municipality remains COVID-free for 16 consecutive days.
 
 
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO