Setting up a COVID-19 Community Response Strategy in Local Government Units: Immediate, Transitory, and Medium-Term Considerations for Planning

Volume 1 | Issue 2 | April 2020

Ador R. Torneo, Audrey Angeli O. Andres, Kristoffer B. Berse, Anthony Lawrence L. Borja, Romielyn S. Nazareno, Matthew D. Ordoñez , Joseph Angelo B. Rayo , Redento B. Recio , Felipe F. Salvosa III , Cheryll Ruth R. Soriano

This policy brief outlines some practical considerations for local government units (LGU), specifically provinces, cities, and municipalities, currently drafting or revisiting their COVID-19 Community Response Strategy and the accompanying local measures. It integrates some of the lessons from innovative practices, observations, and inputs from our volunteer group of professionals. It also provides practical advice on how LGUs may reorient existing systems, such as the Incident Command System (ICS) and the Crisis Management Committees (CMC), to better deal with Covid-19 and its challenges.