In line with the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) in Metro Manila, the SM Store is reportedly conducting rapid mass testing for its employees. The MECQ allows more stores to reopen and the retail giant’s COVID-19 testing is being done to ensure their employees, affiliates, and customers’ safety.
Following the MECQ safety guidelines, the employees are reportedly mandated to wear face masks at all times, have their body temperature checked upon entry, disinfect their shoes on a foot mat, and practice social distancing at all times. The SM Store employees are also asked to answer a health survey prior to testing.
Employees whose results are negative for the coronavirus disease are cleared for work. On the other hand, those with positive results will be guided to an isolation area and provided with further assistance.
An employee who we have been in contact with confirmed that she had undergone the test for coronavirus last Tuesday. She says that the test was free of charge and her result came out after 15 to 20 minutes. Her medical clearance was issued right away.
The SM Store claims that they are one with the country in praying for the healing and recovery of all those affected by this pandemic.
As of writing, the government has yet to require mass COVID-19 testing in the Philippines.
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