2 more GHURA employees test positive; temporary relocation of 911 dispatch center

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The Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (GHURA) has received confirmation that two additional employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This marks GHURA’s third employee to test positive for the virus, and all remain on leave status.

Earlier this week, GHURA initiated contact tracing efforts following its first confirmed case. Testing was offered to all employees on Wednesday, resulting in the identification of the two additional cases. Preliminary investigations show the virus was not contracted at the worksite.

The GHURA office has been deep cleaned and sanitized and cleared for employees to return to work. There will be no disruption in services.

Temporary Relocation of 911 Dispatch Center

On Friday, October 23, 2020, the Guam Police Department (GPD) was notified that a Civilian Support Employee assigned to GPD’s Police Dispatch had tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is currently in home isolation and GPD is working with DPHSS contact tracers and case investigators.

To allow for deep cleaning and sanitizing of the 911 Dispatch Center, Police Dispatch operations will be moved to GPD Headquarters in Tiyan and the Guam Fire Department’s (GFD) 911 Center will be moved to GFD headquarters in Hagåtña. The temporary relocation of the center will not impact emergency dispatch services.

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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