LGUs can use their resources to develop mechanisms that will make contact tracing easier for their team.
The South Cotabato-COVID-19 Contact Tracing System (SC-CCTS), enacted through Provincial Ordinance No. 13 series of 2020, entitled," An Ordinance Implementing the COVID-19 Contact Tracing System in the Province of South Cotabato", is a localized web and mobile application that aims to contain and avert the spread or transmission of the virus through the quick and immediate contact tracing of people who may have been possibly exposed to positive COVID-19 confirmed patients within the province. The system also aims to put in place an effective contact tracing system that considers the safety of some of the most disadvantaged sectors- those without mobile phones and without access to the internet or Bluetooth.
In order to ensure the effective and efficient contact tracing of those individuals, the ordinance requires all government offices/agencies, private establishments and public utility vehicles operating within the territorial jurisdiction of South Cotabato to implement the SC-CCTS effective June 25, 2020. The Ordinance further outlines corresponding penalties and sanctions for all government offices/agencies private establishments and public utility vehicles who failed to register, scan SCCTS cards of clients/visitors and/or maintain a manual logbook.