Bank of Hawaii Guam employee tests positive for COVID-19


The Bank of Hawaii confirms that a branch employee on Guam has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual had no close contact with other employees and customers at the branch.

The Bank says out of an abundance of caution, certain employees who work in the individual’s vicinity will be tested and quarantined.

The employee, who works at the Hagatna Branch, last worked on Monday, August 3 and is in self-quarantine at home. 

Bank officials say a professional sanitization service was tasked with deep-cleaning and sanitizing the branch Monday night.

The Hagatna Branch will remain open.

In their release, the Bank said, since the beginning of the pandemic, as an essential business, Bank of Hawaii has implemented stringent protocols in its branches and locations. All branch employees are required to wear face masks, practice and enforce social distancing, and queue customers six feet apart. All branches have been fortified with plexiglass barriers, social distancing signage and markers, and sanitation supplies.

Hand-sanitizing solution is available for employees and customers. All customers and clients entering a BOH branch or facility have been required to wear face masks since July 6.

To further help minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus, all on-site employees follow cleaning procedures at the start and end of each day, in addition to the bank’s daily scheduled janitorial cleanings, according to their release.