CDC upgrades Guam COVID-19 risk to level 4 ‘very high’

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The US Centers for Disease Control has updated Guam’s COVID-19 travel risk to level 4, the top “very high” level. Previously Guam was at level 3, “high” level.

CDC uses Travel Health Notices (THNs) to alert travelers and other audiences to health threats around the world and advise on how to protect themselves.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio issued the following statement regarding the upgrade in travel risk to Level 4 from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

“This upgrade in travel risk should not be viewed as a setback in our recovery but a reminder that we must keep the basic COVID-19 mitigation measures in place. Wearing your mask, washing your hands, and watching your distance remains our greatest safeguards for our community,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “Reopening our island is dependent on our ability to hold ourselves accountable. If you’re sick, stay home. If you’ve been exposed to a positive case, self-quarantine and get tested. We know all too well how a single positive case can multiply into a cluster and the adverse effects on families, schools, and businesses. Please do your part to protect one another, and keep Guam safe.”

Lt. Governor Tenorio added, “This virus can be beaten, and we know how. While we have seen more positive cases in our community in recent weeks, data tells us most of these individuals were not immunized. With more of our population eligible for the vaccine, more people can receive the protection it provides. For those 12 years of age and over, please get the free COVID-19 vaccine and help our island in our effort to Liberate Guam from this pandemic.”

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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