Bontoc provides hand washing facilities, Anti-COVID-19 kits to schools

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BONTOC, Mountain Province – In time for the opening of classes, elementary and secondary private and public schools in this capital town recently received handwashing facilities, disposable face masks, ethyl alcohol, and thermal scanners on October 5, 2020 from the Bontoc LGU.

Bontoc Mayor Franklin Odsey turned over the washing facilities to 26 elementary and secondary private and public schools in this capital town. Also, 35 thermal scanners, 1,000 boxes of disposable face masks, and 300 bottles of ethyl alcohol were received by the schools.

Mayor Odsey, who is also a teacher by profession, remarked that with the opening of classes, all schools must adhere to the minimum health protocols to include proper wearing of face mask, proper physical distancing, body temperature checks, and practice of good hygiene to include washing of hands with soap and water and sanitizing with ethyl alcohol.

Thus, the items provided to the schools will help in the municipality’s fight against COVID-19 as it will protect teachers, students, and parents.

On behalf of all the School Heads in Bontoc, Mountain Province General Comprehensive High School (MPGCHS) Principal Atkinson Tudlong extended his profound gratitude to the Bontoc LGU for its support to the education sector.

Tudlong added that the provision of the items came in timely as the opening of classes in public schools started on October 5, 2020.

Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Johanna Padaen explained that the School Heads of the Department of Education (DepEd)- Bontoc District had meetings on the allocation of the thermal scanners, disposable face masks and ethyl alcohol to each school.

The disposable face masks are intended for the teachers, students, and parents during the distribution of learning modules.  By Alpine L. Killa

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