6 more DYA residents test positive for COVID-19


The Department of Youth Affairs (DYA) has been informed that six residents tested positive today for COVID-19 bringing the total positive resident cases to eight.

One of 12 residents refused to be tested and remains in quarantine.

Residents who test positive are isolated in a separate unit. Parents/guardians of all new positive resident cases have been contacted by DYA.

Of the eight positive resident cases, four are experiencing mild symptoms such as headaches, body aches, and fatigue; they are under close supervision and are monitored hourly.

Test results from the 15 employees that were tested on Saturday have been received. All employees tested negative for COVID-19. A total of five employees tested positive last week; two remain in the government isolation facility while three remain in home isolation.

DYA continues to follow guidance from DPHSS. The following precautions are in place:

  1. All residents are to shelter-in-place.

  2. All appointments for residents will be conducted over-the-phone or virtually.

  3. Visitation for residents will continue to be conducted over-the-phone.

  4. Parents of residents can contact 735-5033/5 to speak to a DYA Social Worker.

  5. Staff and resident temperature and wellness checks will continue to be conducted and recorded during each shift.

  6. Wearing a facemask will continue to be required for all staff and residents.

  7. Increased sanitation and disinfection of units will occur more frequently

  8. Incoming staff must wash their hands upon entry into the facility; both staff and clients will wash and sanitize their hands frequently throughout the day.

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.