2 more GPD officers test positive; 1 case at Harry S. Truman Elementary

Guam Police Department

On Tuesday, August 25, 2020, the Guam Police Department (GPD) was made aware of two police officers who had tested positive for COVID-19. The officers are currently in home isolation. The two officers are assigned to GPD’s specialized units and have minimal contact to the greater community. One of the officers who tested positive is temporarily assigned to GPD from another Government of Guam law enforcement agency.

With the recently confirmed two cases, a total of eleven police officers have now tested positive for COVID-19. GPD is working alongside DPHSS with ongoing contact tracing. GPD assures the community that all mitigation efforts are being done to prevent further spread of COVID-19 within the department. All GPD personnel who have been identified as close contacts with all confirmed positive cases are on home quarantine and await COVID-19 test results.

COVID-19 Case Identified at Harry S. Truman Elementary School

The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) is working closely with DPHSS to conduct contact tracing after a confirmed COVID-19 case was identified at Harry S. Truman Elementary School.

On Tuesday, August 25, 2020, the GDOE confirmed that an employee at Harry S. Truman Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing efforts are ongoing and close contacts of the confirmed case will be contacted directly by DPHSS.

A close contact is an individual who has come into face-to-face contact with a confirmed COVID-19 individual for at least 10 minutes or more and within six feet, or who has had direct contact with infectious secretions of the confirmed COVID-19 individual (e.g. being coughed on).

Areas of the Harry S. Truman Elementary campus have been identified for cleaning and disinfecting. Under the current executive order, GDOE employees are teleworking and will not have access to campuses until cleaning has been completed.

(JIC Release No. 289)