Girl Scout events in NegOcc shelved due to COVID-19 threat

first_img“(These) will be postponed until furthernotice,” Guzon said. Aside from the said Girl Scout events,DepEd-Division of Negros Occidental earlier declared some of its schoolactivities due to the same reason. Provincial schools divisionSuperintendent Marsette Sabbaluca, for her part, also issued DivisionMemorandum 105-2020 dated March 10 for the dissemination of the Girl ScoutCouncil’s announcement, a copy of which was posted on the DepEd-Division ofNegros Occidental Facebook page on Tuesday. BACOLOD City – The Negros OccidentalGirl Scout Council has indefinitely postponed the staging of its two campingevents this month amid the continuing threat of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A portion of the DepEd Memorandum No. 034-2020states that “all national activities involving learners and/or teachersrequiring travel and congregation of various schools, divisions, and/orregions, except for the already ongoing National Schools Press Conference(NSPC) and the National Festival of Talents (NFOT), are suspended effectiveupon the issuance of this memorandum.” “All regional activities involvinglearners and/or teachers requiring travel and congregation of various schoolsand/or divisions, including regional athletic meets, are suspended effectiveupon the issuance of this memorandum and until further notice,” it added.(With a report from PNA/PN)center_img Jehza Guzon, council executive, hasannounced the postponement in Council Circular No. 7-2020 dated March 9, citingDepartment of Education (DepEd) Memo No. 034-2020 that was issued by SecretaryLeonor Briones, outlining the fifth set of policy directives of the DepEd TaskForce COVID-19. The two activities were the ProvincialStar Holiday and Twinklers’ Playday on March 12 to 15 and the ProvincialJunior, Senior and Cadet Camp scheduled on March 25 to 29. In another memorandum which was also ofthe same date, Sabbaluca ordered the suspension of the ongoing in-house concentrationtraining of athletes and the postponement of the pre-departure conference forthe 2020 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association Meet set on March 17. They are the elections of the Divisionof Negros Occidental Federation of Supreme Pupil Governments set on March 10 to11 and the Federation of Supreme Student Governments scheduled on March 16 to17 as stated in Division Memorandum 101-2020 dated March 9.last_img