COVID-19 testing at Tiyan postponed until August 18

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Old carnival grounds in Tiyan (Contributed photo)

In anticipation of inclement weather, the DPHSS drive-through COVID-19 testing at the old carnival grounds in Tiyan, Barrigada scheduled for Tuesday, August 17 has been canceled.

Testing will resume on Wednesday, August 18, and will continue through Saturday, August 21. Testing is from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Up to 400 tests will be offered. Only polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing will be conducted.

For purposes of qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, samples will be collected through nasopharyngeal swabs. Testing is free and will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. No symptoms are needed to qualify for testing. Bring a photo ID.

COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING SCHEDULE – FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED

Wednesday, August 18 – Saturday, August 21

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Old Carnival Grounds, Tiyan, Barrigada

 

COVID-19 test results can be expected within 24 hours. To receive results via email, send a request to covidresults@dphss.guam.gov. For quicker service, DPHSS encourages individuals to visit dphss.guam.gov/covid-19-testing to download, print, and complete a COVID-19 Testing Patient Assessment Form before arriving at the testing site.

Only four (4) people per vehicle are allowed to be tested. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian and provide government-issued identification to validate age. The parent/legal guardian will also be required to sign a consent form for the minor to be tested for COVID-19. Testing for travel purposes will not be conducted at DPHSS drive-thru testing sites and must be scheduled with the Northern Region Community Health Center (NRCHC) by calling (671) 635-7525/6.

COVID-19 testing at NRCHC on Tuesday, August 17 has also been canceled in anticipation of inclement weather. Testing at NRCHC will resume on Wednesday, August 18.

The community is reminded to monitor for symptoms and get tested if they are identified as close contacts to confirmed positive cases or are experiencing any of the known COVID-19 symptoms, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Muscle pain

  • Sore throat

  • New loss of taste or smell

This list is not exhaustive of all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

(JIC Release No. 753)

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