The first batch of the DENR-NCR employees undergone rapid testing for COVID-19 on 24 July 2020, while the second batch of employees was tested on 27 July 2020.

Almost 400 employees of the DENR National Capital Region took the COVID-19 IgG and IgM Rapid Antibody Test at the National Ecology Center in Quezon City. Blood samples were taken from each employee to be used in the auxiliary diagnosis of COVID-19 infection.

As we face this pandemic and strive to leverage the power of testing for COVID-19, this is one way we can identify persons to undergo quarantine and isolate themselves to slow down the transmission of the virus. Testing for COVID-19 is our window to mitigate the spread of the virus, without testing there will be no data to identify who is infected by the virus.