Tarlac City, Tarlac. The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Tarlac participated in the national webinar on the "Orientation on the Revised Contact Tracing Reporting Template and Its Integration to the DILG EOC LGU COVID-19 Monitoring System" on March 9, 2022, via Zoom Conferencing Platform. This is in connection to the nationwide renewal of Contact Tracers (CTs) to continuously strengthen the contact tracing efforts in the country and stop the chain of transmission of the virus with the collective action of the Local Government Units (LGUs).

 The said activity was joined by the City/Municipal Local Government Operations Officers as well as the respective twenty-five (25) contact tracers from Tarlac City and

17 Municipalities in the province of Tarlac. Primarily, the highlighted topic of this webinar is the discussion of the revised contact tracing reporting template where CTs are upskilled on the latest daily monitoring of COVID-19 positive patients. The activity concluded with the resource speakers' clarifications on the possible occurrences of bugs or issues on the new LGU COVID-19 Monitoring System.

In the meantime, the province of Tarlac remains to be under the Alert Level 1 system. However, the Department reiterated the crucial role of contact tracing to mitigate the spread of the virus. Thus, people are still encouraged to observe and follow safety precautions such as mask-wearing, frequent hand washing, and physical distancing.