(Eagle News)–Teachers in public schools nationwide, except for some, shall in the meantime continue to work from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
This was after Education Secretary Leonor Briones signed memorandum 56 s. 2020, which extended a previous memorandum, DepEd Memorandum No. 054 s. 2020, that stipulated the work-from-home arrangement from June 1 to 5.
Briones had said the arrangement was to “(prevent) the risk of exposure” to the COVID-19 virus.
The new memorandum dated June 6 said exempted from the work-from-home arrangement are “those specifically authorized by the regional directors to form part of the skeleton workforce who will render work in school, subject to observance of COVID-19 health and safety precautions.”
The new memorandum said the status quo applies to the work arrangements for officials and non-teaching personnel in all DepEd units, offices and schools.
The arrangements shall be in effect “until the issuance of the new guidelines,” the memo said.