Saturday, 20 June 2020 04:46

Moreno order requires businesses to ‘consult and coordinate’ with City Health Office, DOH-10 prior to COVID-19 rapid testing

Written by CDO COVID19 Response Team

Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno has issued Executive Order No. 80 on June 19, 2020, requiring all business establishments “prior consultation and coordination” with the City Health Office or the Department of Health - Region X before undertaking Rapid Test Procedures for COVID-19.

All diagnostic and laboratory centers in the city shall comply at all times, with all requirements of laws and such regulations of the DOH and City Government of Cagayan de Oro as may be applicable.

As part of the reportorial requirements, all diagnostic and laboratory centers in CDO which undertake rapid testing shall immediately submit the results of their tests to the CHO for the appropriate action.

The said EO shall be enforced by the CHO and the CDO Police Office (COCPO). Any violation of the order will result in the cancellation of the business permit issued to the errant business establishment, without prejudice to the filing of the appropriate case/s in court for possible violation of existing laws.