The Constitutional Review Commission has shutdown its offices as coronavirus cases rise in the country.

The Commission said in a statement: “Following the Senior Management Committee meeting held at the Secretariat this 4th day of August 2020, followed by consultations with the Chairperson of the Commission in relation to the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country, the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) has decided to allow staff to work from home from Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 to Friday, 14 August 2020 (8 working days).

“This decision will be reviewed at the appropriate time to assess the need or otherwise for any extension. This administrative decision is in response to the recent unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases in both public and private institutions. 

“The trend of infection in the country and more especially in workplaces is indeed worrisome. The eight-day shutdown is intended to shield staff from contracting and then spreading the virus among themselves as they shuttle to and from the Office. 

We continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds to ensure that staff are safe from the disease.

 “Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the CRC has been very proactive and had developed an internal COVID-19 prevention and preparedness policy aimed at shielding staff and Commissioners from the deadly Coronavirus.”

“The policy advised staff to adhere to the policy which is in line with the WHO Coronavirus preventive guidelines. Similarly, the Policy advised Commissioners, staff and visitors to wash their hands with soap and hand sanitizers before entering the office.

#StaySafe,” the statement added.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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