Environmental Management Bureau, Region XI (EMB-XI) Regional Director Sophie Manuel ordered the
temporary closure of its Regional Office to Public from 6 to 13 of November 2020 or maybe extended if
so warrant. The temporary closure was made due to the reported confirmed cases of COVID-19
infections at Barangay 27-C of Davao City where the approximate seat of the said EMB-XI Regional
Office is situated. Said closure was also made in order to give way to the surveillances and monitoring
conducted by the Local Government Unit and other government concerned agencies. Likewise, to
conduct disinfections of the office and keep away EMB-XI personnel safe from possible contamination.
So as not to hinder public service, online services for application of permits and other services may
be made through the EMB-XI Integrated Information System (IIS).
As safety and health protocols, EMB-XI observes “No Face Mask, No Face Shield, No Entry” policy.
Guests, visitors and clients whose transactions require face-to-face meetings will have to undergo hand
disinfection, temperature scanning and observe social distancing at the Visitors Lounge.

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