NSFA, Panacan, Davao City – Amidst the country’s fight against COVID-19 primarily through medical and military thrusts, MGen. Jose C. Faustino Jr., the Commander of Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) has activated on March 19, 2020, the Naval Station Felix Apolinario (NSFA) Task Force Against COVID-19 and approved a directive to prevent the virus from spreading here.

The directive serves as guidelines to protect the Camp and its personnel from being contaminated by the virus, which could affect the Command’s full operations and other units herein .

Some of the preventive measures outlined in the guidelines are the limiting or controlling the entry and exit of vehicles through pass cards, personnel, and their dependents inside the camp, checking the temperature of all entering persons and mandatory hand washing before entering, practicing “social distancing,” mobile public reminders on COVID-19 related information, and imposing one entry/exit point inside the camp.

Meanwhile, all units inside the camp are also instructed to screen and monitor all their personnel to identify possible PUMs and be advised to take self-quarantine.