I. DepEd Secretary Leonor M. Magtolis issued Memorandum No. 052, s. 2010 on May 17, 2020 titled: Advisory of Work Arrangements in the Department of Education in Light of Recent Developments in the COVID-19 Situation. In the said memorandum, DepEd declared that it is maintaining the status quo on work arrangements for officials, teaching and non-teaching personnel in all its offices, units and schools, until such time that DepEd issues new guidelines on work arrangements, consistent with the policies set forth by the Office of the President (OP), the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), and the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
2. In relation to the status quo order, the framework is provided in DepEd Memorandum No. 043, s. 2020 (Guidelines on the Alternative Work Arrangements in the Department of Education in Light of the COVID-19 Stringent Social Distancing Measures) and the operational guidance under Office Memorandum OM-SEC-2020-001 (Authorization of Office and Field Work for Identified Critical Tasks in Areas Covered by the Enhanced Community Quarantine).