By Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat
Tagaytay Highlands remained a safe haven even as quarantine protocols are put in place to ensure health and safety in this exclusive mountain resort.
Mabe E. De Goitia, assistant vice president of Tagaytay Highlands, said that following the Department of Health’s guidelines, they created its own COVID-19 task force for the duration of the Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine. A skeletal force also continues to operate under the guidelines to service its residents.
Led by Tagaytay Highlands’ company physician, the task force closely monitors the situation inside and outside the complex, provides updates, and participates in collective efforts to maintain cleanliness and safety in the property.
In line with this, Goitia said that all Club frontliners are mandated to wear face masks for protection. Alcohol and hand sanitizers are also made available in key areas of the property. Meanwhile, Tagaytay Highlands’ medical clinic is accessible 24/7 with doctors and trained nurses, ambulance service, and an isolation facility.
Other protective measures are likewise being observed in the premises, Goitia said. For instance, all individuals undergo thermal scanning upon entering the property. Temperatures are again checked at all main entrances in Tagaytay Highlands. In all of these, DOH protocols are being strictly followed.
Residents and personnel under work-from-home arrangements are also urged to follow health and safety precautionary measures in their respective places. Access to emergency hotlines for estate and residential communities, and other Club concerns, are made available for easy reference.
All public areas of Tagaytay Highlands, including entrances/exits and frequently touched surfaces, are routinely disinfected and equipped with foot baths.
For food services, Tagaytay Highlands’ popular dining places accept take-out and delivery orders. Its resident convenience store 7-Eleven is also open. These establishments’ operating hours are regulated in compliance with ECQ rules.
Safety guidelines, including mandatory temperature checks and social distancing, are also implemented at residential amenities.
Within the estate, homeowners’ mobility is limited to accessing basic services and loitering is highly discouraged.
Finally, all construction works in the property have been suspended until further notice.