The executive director of the Puerto Rico Government Ethics Office (OEG), Luis A. Pérez Vargas, reported today the reopening of the office’s face-to-face operations, after the first case of coronavirus (Covid -19).
Pérez Vargas highlighted that “the screening and identification of the people in possible contact with the infected public servant was carried out and the serological test for Covid-19 was carried out, not only on the people in possible contact, but on the entire work area . An additional case resulted from this screening, which is currently in the process of being corroborated by molecular testing. “
“This situation led to the immediate activation of our protocol on Tuesday morning, as soon as we became aware that one of our public servants had tested positive for a molecular coronavirus test. All employees were notified about the closure of our facilities and the work was activated remotely, so only face-to-face work was interrupted, “he explained.
The OEG has 127 employees, although since the resumption of face-to-face work last June, work plans have been created where no more than 65% of the physical workforce is exceeded daily, Pérez Vargas mentioned.
In addition, it was indicated that after the 24 hours required for the disinfection and sanitization treatment to be effective, cleaning was carried out after the treatment. This process was carried out in all areas of the office, including all spaces where the public is received.