2 Customs officers, 1 GDOE employee test positive for COVID-19

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The Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency (CQA) has confirmed that two officers at the Guam International Airport Authority (GIAA) tested positive for COVID-19.

As a result, 13 officers remain in home quarantine and have been scheduled for testing. The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) has also initiated its contact tracing investigation.

The Customs Inspection Area, to include the Central Office at GIAA, has been sanitized to ensure a safe work environment for those reporting to work. Customs operations at GIAA remain unaffected.

Meanwhile, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) has also confirmed that one GDOE employee from Talofofo Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. This case was identified through contact tracing efforts.

GDOE is working closely with DPHSS to conduct contact tracing and any close contacts of the confirmed case will be contacted directly. Areas of the campus will be cleaned and disinfected as needed. Hard copy packet and food distribution will not be interrupted.

GBHWC Crisis Hotline

The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC) has a Crisis Hotline that is available 24/7 at (671) 647-8833/4. For those feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, or are needing to talk to someone, GBHWC has experienced providers available and ready to assist the community with any heightened stress and anxiety experienced as a result of COVID-19.

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit dphss.guam.gov or guamrecovery.com. For inquiries on COVID-19, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.

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