The mayor hasalready provisioned Executive Order (EO) No. 2, series of 2020 “ An OrderStrengthening EpidemiologicalSurveillance and Response System to Protect the City of Roxas from 2019 NovelCorona Virus Cases from Wuhan, Hubel, China and other emerging and re- emerginginfectious diseases.” Mayor RonnieDadivas called on the various government agencies and private organizations,namely the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), PhilippineNational Police (PNP), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Philippine Ports Authority(PPA), Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Department of Education (DepEd),Hospital Administrators and health personnel among others to heightensurveillance and monitoring, plus impose necessary preventive measures againstthe virus in the city. Also in the EO,the Roxas City Airport and the Port of Culasi are mandated to take appropriatedetection and reporting of possible cases. The Order willestablish and mobilize respective Barangay Health Emergency Response Team(BHERT) composed of barangay health workers, barangay service workers andbarangay nutrition scholars to assist and conduct epidemiological surveillance. “Kinahangklan naton ang instrikto ngapag-bantay sa airport, sea port including the entrance and exit points sang aton siudad,” Dadivas told Panay News. The City HealthOffice (CHO) will lead the overall surveillance, while the City Disaster RiskReduction Management Office (CDRRMO) will provide technical assistance, theorder said. ROXAS City –The government here has held an emergency meeting on Jan.31 following thedeclaration of the Department of Health (DOH) about the first corona virus casein the country. Part of thecity government’s preventive measure is to require all passengers or touriststhat will use the airport and seaport to fill up the health declaration form.Also, they will not be granted entrance if they show symptoms of the virus sansundergoing proper quarantine procedures, he added./PN
Two top-ranking Democrats in the U.S. Senate are asking the U.S. Department of Labor to investigate Florida’s CONNECT unemployment website.Many Floridians still have not received a pay out on their unemployment claims.In a letter to the department’s inspector general sent Monday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, wrote that Florida’s failures stand out even among other states that have struggled to pay their out-of-work residents.“While all states have seen record increases in the number of its residents applying for unemployment,” their letter states, “the state of Florida’s performance has proved uniquely poor in its abject inability to assist millions of Florida residents who have applied for and continue to await unemployment benefits.Accordingly, we ask that you immediately begin an audit and investigation into the Department of Labor’s oversight of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (FLDEO) failure to efficiently process unemployment insurance claims and deliver benefit payments during an economic crisis and the persistent, critical flaws in the state’s unemployment systems. While all states have seen record increases in the number of its residents applying for unemployment, the state of Florida’s performance has proved uniquely poor in its abject inability to assist millions of Florida residents who have applied for and continue to await unemployment benefits”Read the letter here.The letter goes on to read: “Drastic improvements are needed, and it is unclear what steps are being taken immediately to mitigate the possibility of future failures in (Florida’s) unemployment processing system.”The inspector general does not have to honor the senators’ request.Since all the problems with the CONNECT website a virtual “waiting room” has been added to alleviate the frustrations and to service up to 80,000 people at a time rather than 1,000.
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