Mayor Arsenia J. Lim convened the Municipal Inter-Agency Task Force (MIATF) on July 16, 2020 to intensify actions to ensure that Masinloc remains COVID-19-free.

Municipal Local Government Operations Officer (MLGOO) Cindy C. Cagalitan discussed the National Task Force (NTF)-issued operational guidelines on the imposition of a zoning containment strategywhich aims to narrow down community quarantine interventions to the smallest possible geographical unit.

Dr. Glenn Edaño of the rural health unit (RHU) and Municipal Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Officer (MDRRMO) Joel Tovera detailed the safety guidelines and monitoring of individuals arriving at the municipality.

Punong barangays were also requested to deploy barangay tanods at the designated checkpoints to assist personnel of Masinloc Police Station; and to strictly enforce home quarantine to individuals assessed by the RHU.

Mayor Lim reminded all stakeholders that although health protocols and certain restrictions were being implemented—the local government’s response to COVID-19 must always beget respect to the rights and dignity of every Masinloqueños