23 more students from GDOE and Catholic schools test positive for COVID-19

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The Archdiocese of Agaña reports six new positive cases of COVID-19 by Catholic school students within the last two days. The total number of Catholic school students testing positive for the virus is now 29 as of 3:40 p.m. Saturday.

San Vicente Catholic School has two students who have tested positive for COVID-19. Dominican Catholic School reported one new case as did Bishop Baumgartner Catholic School, Dominican Child Development Center and Saint Anthony Catholic School.

School administrators are implementing their COVID-19 protocols for the safety of all youths and adults. That includes working closely with the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) on contact tracing and testing for those with possible exposure.

Father Duenas Memorial School is providing the Abbott BinaxNOW rapid test to students and families of the affected Catholic schools in Mangilao.

School administrators are contacting the affected parents/guardians and will update their school communities as needed.

Archbishop Michael Byrnes and school administrators ask prayers for the affected individuals and their families and everyone who has contracted the virus.

Seventeen GDOE Students, Five Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

Meanwhile, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed seventeen (17) positive cases for COVID-19 involving students, and five (5) positive cases involving employees.

Student cases were identified at Agana Heights Elementary School, B.P. Carbullido Elementary School, Chief Brodie Memorial Elementary School, C.L. Taitano Elementary School, Inarajan Elementary School, Juan M.Guerrero Elementary School, Inarajan Middle School, George Washington High School, John F. Kennedy High School, Simon Sanchez High School, and Southern High School with seven separate cases.

Employee cases were identified at Agana Height Elementary School, Agueda I. Johnston Middle School, George Washington High School, Simon Sanchez High School, and GDOE Central Office.

In collaboration with the DPHSS, GDOE has identified and notified teachers as well as parents of students who may have been in contact with the index case in order to schedule testing. Tested individuals will remain in quarantine until they are cleared by DPHSS. Cleaning and disinfecting of areas of the campuses are taking place.

8/14 – 8/27: School-Level COVID-19 Tracking (Student Cases):

School

Cases

In-Person Enrollment

Percent

Adacao Elementary School

4

390

1%

Agana Heights Elementary School

2

327

0.6%

Astumbo Elementary School

2

349

0.6%

B.P. Carbullido Elementary School

3

403

0.7%

Chief Brodie Elementary School

2

233

0.9%

C.L. Taitano Elementary School

5

423

1.2%

Finegayan Elementary School

1

695

0.1%

Inarajan Elementary School

4

221

1.8%

Juan M .Guerrero Elementary School

2

428

0.5%

Liguan Elementary School

4

297

1.3%

Machananao Elementary School

1

382

0.3%

Merizo Elementary School

2

238

0.8%

M.U. Lujan Elementary School

2

529

0.4%

Ordot Chalan Pago Elementary School

3

403

0.7%

P.C. Lujan Elementary School

3

264

1.1%

Captain H. B. Price Elementary School

1

473

0.2%

Harry S. Truman Elementary School

1

296

0.3%

Maria A. Ulloa Elementary School

5

594

0.89%

Upi Elementary School

1

476

0.2%

Astumbo Middle School

1

426

0.2%

Wettengel Elementary School

4

529

0.8%

Agueda I. Johnston Middle School

3

593

0.5%

Vicente S.A. Benavente Middle School

4

820

0.5%

F.B. Leon Guerrero Middle School

7

836

0.8%

Inarajan Middle School

3

503

0.6%

Oceanview Middle School

2

359

0.6%

Jose Rios Middle School

2

645

0.3%

L.P. Untalan Middle School

4

806

0.5%

George Washington High School

4

1359

0.3%

John F. Kennedy High School

5

1659

0.3%

Okkodo High School

3

1395

0.2%

Simon Sanchez High School

4

1585

0.3%

Southern  High School

8

1,202

0.7%

Tiyan High School

4

997

0.4%

Total Reporting

106

21,135

0.5%

 

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1 COMMENT

  1. ARREST THEM GAMBLING WITH CHILDRENS LIVES N PARENTS SUED THE GOVERNMENT I HOPE UR CHILDREN SICKNESS IS NOT SERIOUS GET WELL TO ALL THE KIDS OUT THERE THAT CAUGHT THE VIRUS CAUSE THE GOVERNMENT DEMAND YOU TO ATTEND OR SERIOUS ACTION WILL TAKE PLACE YOU CANT SEE YOUR KID CAUSE THEIR UNDER QUARANTINE DONT U THINK THAT SUCKS MAYBE SHE CAN PAY THE FAMILY $10,000.00 DOLLARS FROM THE PUA MONEY SORRY THERE IS NO PRICE FOR MY KIDS SUED THEM FERNANDEZ ,LEON GUERERRO MY PRAYERS TO ALL OF U THAT CAUGHT THE SICKNESS

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