The Civil Service Commission (CSC) Central Office in Batasan Hills, Quezon City has decided to close down starting Monday, August 2, after it recorded new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“The CSC Central Office (CO) will be closed from August 2 to 5, 2021 due to rising confirmed cases of COVID-19,” it said in an advisory posted on its Facebook page on Monday.
It said the closure was part of precautionary measures as the CSC Central Office has to undertake disinfection measures and conduct contract tracing.
“The closure is also intended to allow officials and employees to observe the required period of self-isolation,” the Commission said.
CSC Commissioner Aileen Lourdes Lizada confirmed that they logged new cases of COVID infections at the Central Office. However, the number of cases has yet to be confirmed.
The CSC advised its clients not to visit the Central Office from August 2 to 5 and to continue transacting business online through the Online Registration, Appointment and Scheduling System (ORAS) at https://services.csc.gov.ph.
“Clients who are scheduled to be at the CSC Central Office to pick-up their requested documents on the said period are instructed to wait for further advisory on the rescheduling of the pick-up of requested documents,” it said.
“Further, documents or printed communications, including mail deliveries from couriers and postal services, shall still be received through a Drop Box placed at the CSC Main Entrance. The CSC security guard on duty shall facilitate the recording of all documents submitted through the drop box and ensure the safety of said documents.”