City Hall closed for disinfection after employees test positive for coronavirus


The Cebu City Hall will be closed from July 9 to 10 for disinfection after some of its employees tested positive for coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

City Administrator Floro Casas, Jr. said Mayor Edgardo Labella ordered for a two-day closure in order to give way to the disinfection.

“We will disinfect all offices, inside the City Hall, outside the city Hall, in the common areas. We also ordered physical rearrangement to promote social distancing,” according to Casas. (

The city administrator also said Labella is highly concerned of the health of the employees and the public who transact business inside the City Hall.

Despite the measures put up since March 28 such as placing disinfection tents at the entrance and alcohol all around the City Hall, providing masks to the workers, and providing vitamins, there were still 70 employees and workers who have contracted the virus.

Six individuals have died since, including Councilor Antonio Cuenco, who succumbed to the disease on July 27.

With this, the city government has decided to disinfect the City Hall and other satellite offices, such as the Yutivo Building across the City Hall.

Despite the closure for two days, field offices such as the Cebu City Transportation Office and the city’s Covid-19 command center will remain to function as these are essential offices.