6 more GDOE employees test positive for COVID-19

Guam Department of Education (PNC file photo)

On Friday, August 28, 2020, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed that six additional employees tested positive for COVID-19. One case was identified at Marcial Sablan Elementary School, Tiyan High School, John F. Kennedy High School, the GDOE Tiyan headquarters, and two cases were identified at Simon Sanchez High School. Five of the six 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 campuses 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.

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.

(JIC Release No. 295)