Respect health protocols – Sorongon
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
The Emergency Operations Center Task Force Deputy for Medicine, Analytics and Data Management reminded Bacolod City voters to observe minimum health protocols when visiting the different polling centers to vote today.
Dr Chris Sorongon said: “We must exercise our right to vote as responsible citizens. He also reminded Bacoleños to bring face masks, hand sanitizers and observe physical distancing when going out to vote.
When they arrive at the schools where they will vote, they will have to undergo a temperature check. If they have COVID or flu-like symptoms and their body temperature is elevated, they can still vote but will be taken to an isolation ward, he said.
Sorongon said voters with a normal body temperature or showing no flu-like symptoms will go straight to a non-isolated neighborhood. Although it is not a requirement, he reminds fully vaccinated voters to bring their vaccination record in case it is needed.
“This is a historic election as it is being held in the midst of the pandemic. That’s why we have to be careful in observing social distancing,” he said.
Sorongon also reminded voters to write down the list of candidates they wish to vote for in order to save time so that others can also vote. Because if people wait in line for a long time, it may pose a risk for them to be infected with the virus. “Let’s be concerned, let’s be sensitive, let’s be responsible.”
Whenever possible, voters should not wear t-shirts or any color that will represent a particular political party, as this is included in the restrictions imposed at polling centers, he added.*