PRC temporarily closes PICC office after 4 employees test positive for COVID-19

Published January 19, 2021, 8:51 AM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) PRB Secretariat Division (D-SPRB) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City, will be temporarily closed to walk-in clients until January 22, 2021, Friday for disinfection.


The PRC said the Division will be closed on the said dates to facilitate the disinfection of the office premises and to conduct contact tracing among affected personnel and clients.

According to the Commission, four employees assigned to the PRC – PRB Secretariat Division tested positive in the Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests conducted on them for COVID-19.

“These employees are currently under strict quarantine, including those who have known exposure to the confirmed positive case who are still awaiting results of their swab test,” said PRC in a Facebook post Monday.

The Commission assured that it is strictly implementing all necessary health protocols, pursuant to and consistent with the directives and guidelines of the Department of Health to protect its clients and personnel.

To avoid the disruption of services, the PRC-PRB Secretariat Division said it will continue to implement a work-from-home arrangement and shall address concerns and queries of the public through its email addresses: [email protected] and [email protected]