By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory among the Cadiz city government employees and consultants.
Under Memorandum Order No. SGE-059-2021 issued and signed by Mayor Salvador Escalante, Jr. yesterday, all employees and consultants of the city government are now required to pass their vaccination cards or certificates to their respective department heads or supervisors before Monday, November 29.
The mayor also ordered that starting December 1, all unvaccinated city employees will be required to submit a negative RT-PCR test or rapid antigen test result every week at their own expense.
Any employee who fails to submit their RT-PCR or rapid antigen test result will be marked as absent until he or she is able to submit the requirement.
Consultants who fail to submit, meanwhile, will not be able to receive their honorariums until they comply with the mayor’s memorandum.
All officials and employees of national government agencies operating in Cadiz City are also covered in the mandate and they were told to submit their vaccination cards before November 29, otherwise they will not be allowed to enter the premises of the city hall or other local government unit buildings to render their official duties effective on December 1./DGB, WDJ