As part of its continuing efforts to support its host communities amid the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Atimonan One Energy, Inc. (A1E) provided 14 sacks of rice to four barangays in the municipality.

The company’s host barangay, Villa Ibaba, as well as adjacent barangays Villa Ilaya, Caridad Ilaya and Caridad Ibaba benefitted from the recent donation which the company hopes will help sustain the basic needs of the residents living in these areas.

Employees of the company earlier provided five sacks of rice to Barangay Villa Ibaba. A1E in late March also donated personal protective equipment (PPEs) and other medical supplies to the local government to help them combat the pandemic.

The company’s technical partners are also providing material and financial assistance to the local government.

In compliance with the ongoing enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) which started on March 18, A1E site activities and office work have been suspended.

On April 28, Atimonan recorded its first confirmed COVID case — a 35-year-old Atimonan resident who works as a government employee at the Provincial Capitol of Quezon.  He is currently admitted in a health facility in Lucena City.

The patient’s family was placed under 14-day home quarantine and contract tracing was already initiated by Atimonan’s municipal health office.

Meanwhile, the government is strictly enforcing measures to prevent the spread of COVID. Residents are required to stay at home and to observe social distancing and wear face masks when going out to buy necessities