An Act of Normalcy, Indoor Mask Mandate Lifted!

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For the last two years, Guam and the rest of the world have been plagued with the COVID 19 pandemic. For the last two years members of our community have been asked to wear face coverings indoor public establishments to stop the spread of covid 19, but as of 12:01am on May 3rd the indoor mask mandate has been lifted.

according to the executive order 2022 – 13…

NOW THEREFORE, I, LOURDES A. LEON GUERRERO, I Maga ‘hâgan Gudhan,
Governor of Guam, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Organic Act of Guam as
amended, do hereby order:
1. EXTENSION OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY. The public health
emergency first declared in Executive Order No. 2020-03 and extended in Executive
Order Nos. 2020-09, 2020-11, 2020-16, 2020-22, 2020-24, 2020-29, 2020-35,
2020-38, 2020-41, 2020-46, 2021-03, 2021-05, 2021-07, 2021-09, 2021-12, 2021-
15, 2021-16, 2021-20, 2021-24, 2021-27, 2021-30, 2021-32, 2022-02, 2022-04, and
2022-09, shall be extended for an additional thirty (30) day period, effective May 4,
2022. The public health emergency is now scheduled to expire on June 3, 2022.
2. RESCISSION OF MASK MANDATE.
a. Effective at 12:0 1 a.m. on May 3, 2022, the mask mandate first imposed in
Section 2(b) of Executive Order No. 2020-44, and most recently amended in
Section 2 of Executive Order No. 2022-09, is hereby rescinded. Wearing
masks in public settings shall be optional. This section is subject to applicable
DPHSS guidance.
b. Businesses may impose stricter restrictions, including requiring mask wearing and social distancing in their establishments, subject to local and
federal law.
Individuals are encouraged to continue to wear masks if they are
immunocompromised, at high risk for severe illness, or if they prefer to do so.
Individuals who are not vaccinated or boosted are at an increased risk of
infection, hospitalization, and death as a result of COVID-19. Such individuals
are encouraged to get vaccinated immediately, prior to engaging in activities in
congregate settings in which mask use is compromised.
3. SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Executive Order or its application to
any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity shall not affect other
provisions or applications of this Order that can be given effect without the invalid
provision or application, and to this end, the provisions of this order are severable.
4. PRIOR ORDERS REMAIN IN EFFECT. All prior Executive Orders remain in
full force and effect except to the extent they conflict with this Order.
SIGNED AND PROMULGATED at Hagàtfla, Guam, this 2’ day of May, 2022.

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