Committed to protecting its employees and the public against exposure to Covid-19 virus, the Supreme Court, through Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta has ordered the installation of two multi-function disinfection chambers in the Court.
Strategically located at the lobby of the SC Main Building and the SC Centennial Building in Faura, Manila, the disinfection chambers are equipped with a non-contact infrared temperature scanner, an automatic hand sanitizer dispenser, and an ultrasonic atomization system.
Dubbed as the SC’s Automated Frontliners, the recent installation of these disinfection chambers is the latest initiative of the Peralta Court to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the lockdown early on in March, the Court has distributed face masks to its employees and gave every office with ample supply of 70% solution rubbing alcohol for use of the employees and visitor to disinfect their hands. Likewise, the Court has placed hand sanitizer dispenser outside of every office and near the elevators.
“The health and safety not only of all Court employees and their respective families, as well as the public, are among our top priorities. These are difficult and most trying times. We need to do everything that we can to protect them and keep them safe and healthy especially those who are compelled to physically report to the office to accomplish tasks which cannot be done at home,” stressed Chief Justice Peralta. Likewise, he added that the Judiciary, under his watch, will continue to utilize present and modern technology and employ all possible and available means to fight COVID-19.
Chief Justice Peralta assured that all employees will be subjected to rapid testing once the Supreme Court goes to a full operation. But even before it goes to a full operation, the Court will start conducting its rapid test among those who are required to report during the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) period.
The Chief Justice appealed to the public to just stay at home and to stay safe if there is no need for them to go outside either for work or to do some basic and necessary personal errands. ###