Cebu Normal University (CNU) employees were mandated to work from home after classes in all levels were suspended and a state of general community quarantine by the Cebu City Government due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak was declared. 

The Work from Home Arrangement has been authorized by CNU President Dr. Filomena Dayagbil through CNU Memo No. 454, s. 2020 allowing employees; permanent, casual, and clerical job order to work from home starting last Thursday, March 19.

Personnel from the security, general and maintenance services are exempted, and are asked to report still on a rotational basis.   

The memo states that the Work from Home Arrangement has been made considering that most non-teaching staff commute from their homes going to the University. A modified alternative work will be adopted by the non-teaching staff to continue the delivery of public service.  

“We thank Dr. Dayagbil for thinking of the welfare of CNU employees and for making sure that support is still there in this time of uncertainty,” Mary Blaise Aniñon, RN, International Focal Person of the External Affairs and International Linkages (EAIL) Office said.  

“In this time of crisis, empathy, compassion, and swift action are what we need,” she said.

“I also pledge to do my part as an employee and as a citizen by following protocols, disseminating accurate and truthful information, washing my hands, and practicing social distancing.” she added. 

CNU Human Resource Management Officer (HRMO) Mrs. Mary Margaret Cornejo said that the CNU Administrative Council, spearheaded by Dr. Dayagbil values and understands the employees most especially at this very critical time.

Employees were ensured that their pay will not be affected. In fact, the salary for the second half of March will be released not later than March 20, 2020.

“All permanent, casual, job order, and agency-based employees of CNU will still receive their monthly salaries despite the implementation of the flexi schedule and work from home,” Cornejo said. 

She said that the Accounting Office and HRMO will continue to work closely for the timely release of salaries.

Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella has issued an Executive Order (EO) No. 052, s. 2020 placing the entire Cebu City under a state of general community quarantine from March 16, 2020 to April 14, 2020 with the increasing COVID-19 cases. He strongly advised Cebuanos to stay at home. (JDF)