3 more GDOE employees test positive; Sinajana Mayor’s Office closed on Friday


On October 7, 2020 and October 8, 2020, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed that three additional GDOE employees tested positive for COVID-19. Two of the confirmed cases were identified at P.C. Lujan Elementary School and one case was identified at Chief Brodie Memorial Elementary School (CBMES). All three were identified through contact tracing efforts.

The GDOE is working closely with the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) to conduct contact tracing and any close contacts of the confirmed cases will be contacted directly by DPHSS. A close contact is an individual who has come in 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 campuses will be identified for cleaning and disinfecting as needed. Employees will not have access to these areas until cleaning has been completed. Because the CBMES case had not previously accessed the campus, CBMES will not require cleaning. Hard copy packet and food distribution will continue uninterrupted.

Sinajana Mayor’s Office Closed on Friday, October 9

Sinajana Mayor’s Office personnel were notified of potential exposure to confirmed positive COVID-19 cases. As a precaution to the public, the office closed at noon today, and will remain closed through Friday, October 9. The office has undergone sanitization by a professional contractor, and office personnel are in self-quarantine until test results deem them safe to report for duty.

Meal delivery services for the Man’åmko’ normally provided by the mayor’s staff was performed by DPHSS. Additionally, residents requiring assistance from the mayor’s office can send requests via email to sinajanamayorsoffice@gmail.com.

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.