The Quezon City government has immediately ceased activities of seven construction firms and shut down a maintenance service provider’s facility after a number of their workers tested positive for COVID-19.
Department of Building Official (DBO) head Dale Perral said the construction firms violated Department Order No. 39 of the Department of Public Works and Highways or the safety guidelines for the implementation of infrastructure projects, and the safe workplace guidelines of the Department of Labor and Employment.
The firms will be required to complete quarantine protocols for 14 days and pass further assessment to ensure compliance with health and safety standards before they can resume on-site construction activities.
“As soon as they are cleared, then there will be no problem. The QC government will allow resumption of their operations,” Perral said.
Likewise, the city’s Business Permits and Licensing Department ordered the temporary closure of a maintenance service provider’s facility after a number of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.
“We have also instructed the immediate decontamination of the establishment to stop the further spread of the virus,” said BPLD head Margarita Santos.