Classes in the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila will be suspended for a week as Metro Manila and nearby provinces revert to Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) amid surging COVID-19 infections.
University President Emmanuel Leyco issued on Sunday an order declaring an academic break and skeleton workforce deployment from March 29 to April 4, 2021 to allow members of the PLM community to cope with the strictest lockdown.
“All students, faculty and staff, except those assigned as part of the skeleton workforce are encouraged to stay at home during this period,” the order read.
Classes will resume on Monday, April 5.
Meanwhile, PLM will adopt a skeleton workforce for the week and will assign all other staff on a work-from-home arrangement. For those who will continue to physically report to work, strict health protocols must be observed. Transportation will be arranged, while masks and gloves will be provided for their safety onsite.
“We understand the need to cope with the economic dislocation and psycho-social impact brought about by this new wave of ECQ, so we are giving our students, faculty and staff some respite,” President Leyco said. “We also extend our prayers to members of our community and their relatives afflicted with COVID-19 for their speedy recovery.”
On-campus public transactions shall be suspended until further notice, but the University will continue to accept and process online applications and other transactions, including PLMAT applications. Construction work within PLM grounds will also be suspended.