6 GDOE employees test positive for COVID-19

One of the COVID-positive employees was from Agueda Johnston Middle School (file photo)

The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) on Tuesday confirmed positive cases for COVID-19 involving six employees.

The employee cases were identified at Finegayan Elementary School, Machananao Elementary School, Talofofo Elementary School, and Agueda I. Johnston Middle School.

Additionally, two cases were identified at Daniel L. Perez Elementary School. 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.

Guam COVID-19 Vaccination Update

As of September 13, 141 additional residents received their first dose in a two-dose series, 28 residents received their dose in the single-dose series, and an additional 444 residents have become fully vaccinated. To date, a total of 113,436 (83.23%) of Guam’s eligible population (residents 12 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This percentage includes 9,366 fully vaccinated residents between the ages of 12 – 17, as well as Guam’s fully vaccinated adult population of 104,070.

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.