4 more GDOE employees test positive for COVID-19

GDOE headquarters in Tiyan. (PNC file photo)

On Thursday, August 27, 2020, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed that four additional employees tested positive for COVID-19.

One case was identified at Agueda Johnston Middle School (AIJMS) and three cases were identified at the GDOE headquarters in Tiyan. Three of the four were identified through contact tracing.

The GDOE is working closely with DPHSS to conduct contact tracing and 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 AIJMS campus and GDOE district office have been identified for cleaning and disinfecting. GDOE employees are teleworking and will not have access to these areas until cleaning has been completed.

(JIC Release No. 293)