Canaman, Camarines Sur – With the recent go-signal given by the government to resume limited Face-to-Face (F2F) classes in all academic levels, the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) of Canaman, Camarines Sur, thru its Health Services Department (HSD) has embarked on measures to ensure the safety not only of students but the faculty and staff.

With the directive from the school administration and in compliance with the requirements set by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Department of Health (DOH) and in coordination with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of the Municipality of Canaman, Camarines Sur, the HSD meticulously implements the basic health protocols while the country still remains under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.

All students and personnel are encouraged to be fully-vaccinated which includes the booster shots, to give them protection from the dreaded virus.

For students who cannot be or are not vaccinated for some valid reasons, the school has prepared special programs and schedule for them so that they may be able to go on with their academic activities without affecting others who have complied with the requirements.

Health Services head Dante Florendo reiterated that, “The reasons why some stakeholders are not vaccinated is because of allergy, health conditions which prevent them from taking the shot and other causes which would merit that they be required to submit medical certificates from their attending doctors”.

Meanwhile, those with symptoms of respiratory disease will not be allowed to enter the campus until such time they are given medical clearance.  This will be for the protection of the rest in the academic community.

“As the country enters a new stage of the pandemic, the school aims to attain excellence in the delivery of education while it stays alert in observing health protocols asked by health and education authorities”, Florendo further stated.