LGU Tagum implements QR scanning for efficient contact tracing

Tagum City — Ever since community transmission sparked, measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic were heightened in every establishment and place frequented by Tagumenyos and neighboring townsfolk. So as, the City Hall of Tagum.

Following the Executive Order No. 53 s.2020 issued by the Provincial Governor’s Office of Davao del Norte last September 15, the Tagum City Government Center stationed every entrance with personnel from the Security Management Office, geared with scanning devices to scan the quick response (QR) codes of the transacting public and employees of the LGU.

The very purpose of scanning the QR codes is to record the person’s entry at the city hall to support and expedite the contact tracing of persons who may have contact with a COVID-19 infected person, in the event that a positive case is reported.

Each office also employed the QR scanning to intensively narrow down the whereabouts of the transacting client if found out to be infected with the virus.

Aside from this, protocols such as mandatory use of face masks and face shield, as well as one-client-at-a-time rule to promote physical distancing, are also implemented.

According to Johnson B. Sarin, head of the Research and Management Information Systems Unit, Tagumenyos who do not have their QR codes yet may visit their office at the 5th Floor of the city hall or either of the help desks situated at the City Mall, Gaisano Grand Mall, and NCCC Mall to enrol themselves in the system.

The implementation of these measures manifests the eagerness and seriousness of the City Government of Tagum to put a halt on the menace brought by COVID-19. JP Cordovero/CIO Tagum


Edna J. Quilario, the City Human Resource and Management Officer, follows the protocol implemented by the LGU to subject herself to QR scanning before entering her office. She is a role model to every employee of the city government to follow the health protocols set to combat the spread of COVID-19. JP Cordovero/CIO Tagum


Other offices in the government center also implements the QR scanning of clients before entering their vicinity to uphold the purpose of the system to narrow down the whereabouts of people transacting in the city hall. JP Cordovero/CIO Tagum