LTFRB Main back to work Monday

Published July 18, 2020, 3:12 PM

by Alexandria Dennise San Juan

Work at the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Central Office resumes Monday following a week-long shutdown after five employees tested positive for COVID-19.

The LTFRB assured the public that facilities at the Central Office on East Ave. in Quezon City have been thoroughly disinfected during the suspension of operations from July 13 to 17 for the health and safety of employees and clients.

LTFRB Main was temporarily closed  after the agency announced that there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 among its personnel who underwent a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR swab testing conducted by the Philippine Red Cross.

Prior to the reopening, the LTFRB said it will continue to implement strict health and safety protocols for its employees and the public such as the enforcement of social distancing guidelines, mandatory wearing of face mask, hand washing, and regular disinfection of all offices.

To further limit physical contact, the agency encouraged the public to transact with them online or through the LTFRB-National Capital Region Public Transport Online Processing System (PTOPS).

Transactions available online include requests for special permits, confirmation of units, franchise verification, and issuance or extension provisional authority, as well as legal concerns or queries on hearing schedule or status, the LTFRB said.