Business groups concerned over COVID spike; members asked to adopt mitigation measures


The continued spike in the Covid-19 infection rate throughout the island is a
concern for all businesses and our community.

For the protection of all, the Guam Chamber of Commerce, the Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association strongly urge establishments, across all business sectors, to take the necessary precautions recommended by Guam’s medical professionals to keep customers and the community safe.

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Recent reports have shown an alarming increase in positive cases in the hundreds with the number of vaccinated and unvaccinated people testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. The business groups are thus asking their members to consider the following:

• Reduce occupancy levels to ensure social distancing is maintained to keep
the customers safe (e.g. 50 percent for all businesses);
• Maintain health and safety protocols:
o Watch your distance with six feet social distancing requirements;
o Wear your mask (unless actively eating or drinking);
o Wash your hands and/or sanitize;
o Proper contact tracing documentation;
• Encourage employees and customers to be vaccinated.

“We urge businesses to take these necessary precautions in order to protect our
employees, customers, and the community. It’s important we balance the safety
of our people as well as the health of our economy,” the notice stated.