Pasig Community Kitchen temporarily stops operation due to reported COVID infection

Published October 20, 2020, 9:57 AM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas

The Pasig City Community Kitchen (PCCK) has temporarily stopped its operations after one of its staffers tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Mayor Vico Sotto said Monday.

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto (KEVIN TRISTAN ESPIRITU)

“Bad news. May nag COVID-positive po sa community kitchen (Bad news, there is a COVID-positive staff in the community kitchen),” Sotto said on Twitter. 

“Two weeks quarantine muna ang close contacts, at sarado din muna ang community kitchen (Close contacts were placed under a two-week quarantine, and the community kitchen is temporarily closed),” he added.

The mayor noted that the contact tracing team had so far found “no evidence of transmission” within the community kitchen’s work area which prepares meals for the city’s healthcare workers and other frontline personnel.

“Ibig sabihin, maayos ang health safety protocols nila (This means that their health and safety protocols are in place),” he said.

After Metro Manila was placed under lockdown last March, the Pasig City government has set up the community kitchen to provide meals for the city’s frontliners.

During the lockdown period, Sotto had earlier said the community kitchen prepares over 10,000 meals a day which are delivered to frontliners assigned in health centers, hospitals, and checkpoints in Pasig.

The mayor said a temporary kitchen at the Livelihood Center has been set up, adding that the local government will only provide meals to those in the city’s quarantine facilities in the meantime.

“Let’s pray for their health and quick recovery. Salute to our CK frontliners who have been tirelessly preparing over 5,000 meals a day this GCQ,” Sotto said.