2 DYA residents test positive for COVID-19 


The Department of Youth Affairs (DYA) has been informed two residents have tested positive for COVID-19. On Saturday, both residents stated they were feeling ill and were tested for COVID-19. The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) confirmed the test results, and their parents/guardians have been informed. Both residents are being isolated in a separate unit and additional testing will be performed this week.

All employees and residents are closely monitored for any symptoms of the virus. DYA continues to follow guidance from DPHSS:

  1. All residents are to shelter-in-place.

  2. All appointments for residents will be conducted over-the-phone or virtually.

  3. Visitation for residents will continue to be conducted over-the-phone.

  4. Parents of residents can contact 735-5033/5 to speak to a DYA Social Worker for further information.

  5. Staff and resident temperature and wellness checks will continue to be conducted and recorded during each shift.

  6. Wearing a facemask will continue to be required for all staff and residents.

  7. Increased sanitation and disinfection of units will occur more frequently during each shift.

  8. Incoming staff must wash their hands upon entry into the facility; both staff and clients will wash and sanitize their hands frequently throughout the day.

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.