CDC raises Guam’s travel risk level to ‘high’

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has raised Guam’s travel risk level to “High” Level 3.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio issued the following statements regarding the update to Guam’s travel risk.

“The latest designation from the CDC is a reminder that we must stay vigilant. While we have achieved our Path to Half goal, it was prudent that we keep our strict quarantine protocols in place to continue to protect our community against this deadly virus and its variants. Wearing our masks, washing our hands, watching our distance, and getting vaccinated are still our best safeguards. We applaud our community for doing their part, but all of us need to remember that this pandemic is far from over,” said Governor Leon Guerrero.

Lt. Governor Tenorio added, “Though we achieved our Path to Half, the work continues as we push forward Operation Liberate Guam—our goal to vaccinate 80% of all eligible persons by July 21, 2021. Our Administration, Public Health, the State Surgeon Cell, Guam National Guard, and all our partners are ready to administer these vaccines, but we need the community to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated. Together, we’re going to emerge from this pandemic a stronger, healthier, more united Guam.”

For more information on how CDC determines levels for COVID-19 Travel Health Notices, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/how-level-is-determined.html

(Office of the Governor Release)

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