DTI To Require Businesses To Have Own Isolation Room And Health Officers To Operate During The Pandemic
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will be implementing new and stricter health protocols for businesses that will operate during the community quarantine.
During an interview in Unang Hirit earlier on Thursday, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez announced that among the new measures will be to require business establishments to have their own isolation rooms.
Lopez cited isolation rooms in offices as an example. He clarified that businesses can also make arrangements with nearby establishments for their isolation facilities in case a worker tested positive for COVID-19.
Designation and training of health officers that will ensure safety measures are in place in light of the COVID-19 threat is also another requirement in the new measure.
There were no further details disclosed as of writing because Lopez will verify more information with the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF). Meanwhile, micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), can coordinate with barangay health emergency response teams (BHERTs) according to the DTI Secretary.