The Archdiocese of Agaña has established a Contact Tracing Team and Contact Tracing Protocols to help with mitigation should an exposure occur within the archdiocese.
The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission (ALC) is coordinating the Church’s work in this area. Members of the Contact Tracing Team are currently undergoing training for certification from the University of California San Francisco and Johns Hopkins University. Upon completion and certification, their names will be officially announced as appointments by Archbishop Michael Byrnes.
The Liturgical Commission developed the Contact Tracing Protocols in consultation with medical personnel that are actively serving in our parishes. Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission members Cathy Rivera Castro and Ismael “Temo” Perez are the lead coordinators of the Contact Tracing Team, which consists of volunteers.
The archdiocese emphasizes that our Contact Tracing Protocols do not replace or substitute any contact tracing protocols or actual contact tracing that is done by the Department of Public Health. Rather, it is meant to assist in this vital work. We have worked and will continue to work with the dedicated staffers of Public Health.
The archdiocese’s Contact Tracing Protocols and Contract Tracing Team are part of the Church’s efforts to be diligent in the way we address any exposures within our parishes. These standards and the work of the Contact Tracing Team will help to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
Any personal information gathered by our contact tracers will be kept in the strictest of confidence and only shared with the consent of the individual(s).
(Archdiocese News Release)