The Supreme Court today kicks off its vaccination program for employees included in the priority population group A4.13 (category A4.13). The inoculation of A4.13 judicial employees, held at the SC Training Center in Padre Faura, Manila, is in coordination with the National Task Force Against COVID-19, the Department of Health, and the city government of Manila.
The immediate vaccination of Court employees is among the short-term plans for the Judiciary of Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo. Upon Chief Justice Gesmundo’s assumption into office this year, the Supreme Court also partnered with the Philippine National Red Cross and the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS- CSB) on the use and availment of the temporary isolation and quarantine facility located at the DLS-CSB for the employees of the Judiciary working in the ‘National Capital Region (NCR) Plus’ bubble who are infected with COVID-19. Aside from the NCR, the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal are included in the ‘NCR Plus’ bubble.
Likewise, the Court has established an Emergency Care Unit (ECU) at the SC Compound in Manila which will temporarily accommodate and house the employees of the High Court and third level courts afflicted with COVID-19 and are awaiting hospital confinement or referral to appropriate quarantine facilities. The ECU has a total capacity of 55 beds to temporarily accommodate confirmed COVID-19 patients who are either asymptomatic patients or with mild or moderate symptoms who are awaiting transfer to quarantine facilities or hospital confinement due to room or bed unavailability. (Courtesy of the SC Public Information Office)