August 19, 2020 – To ensure the health and safety of our skeleton workforce, the DepEd Task Force COVID-19, upon the directive of Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones, will temporarily close the DepEd Central Office (CO) in Pasig City to give way for a complex-wide disinfection and contact tracing activity. It will start on August 19 (Wednesday) and end on August 23 (Sunday). The temporary closure will only take up two official working days.

Although all personnel in CO will be on a work-from-home arrangement, the public can be assured that DepEd services will continue as critical operations will still be functional without any interruption. Financial obligations, salaries and benefits of all DepEd teaching and non-teaching personnel are already being processed, and shall be promptly paid. Virtual productivity tools will be consistently utilized for official and work-related matters.

We reiterate our reminder to our DepEd personnel and the public to strictly observe required health protocols for everyone’s safety.