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In March 2020, Xavier University, in partnership with the Department of Health - X offered its SEARSOLIN facility inside the Manresa Compound as a quarantine facility for medical frontliners of Northern Mindanao Medical Center, the COVID-19 referral center for Region 10.

This was one of XU’s responses under #XUKontraCOVID19, especially on the needs of frontliners to undergo DOH’s mandatory quarantine after having served a seven-day period at the NMMC Hospital. 

From March 17 until April 26, 100 frontliners have completed their required seven- or 14-day quarantine period, depending on low or high risk categories (degree of exposure). 

XU through its SEARSOLIN facility continues to cater to frontliners for the purpose of containing and mitigating possible contaminations.


Additionally, Xavier Ateneo recently inked a Memorandum of Agreement with the City Local Government for the use of three (3) dormitories at the Manresa Training Center as isolation/quarantine stations for Suspect and Probable COVID-19 cases within the City. 

The City LGU anticipates a surge of people to be quarantined once the port and airport resume its operations. 

Medical experts for both quarantine facilities oversee the medical and health protocols to be observed in the daily operations.

Xavier Ateneo‘s #XUKontraCOVID19 institutional engagements continue to operate through the headship of Fr Roberto C Yap, SJ, the Chief of Mission, focusing on responding to the needs of frontliners and the vulnerable sectors in the City.