COVID-19 testing planned for the homeless this week

The Guam Homeless coalition is looking for affordable housing to accommodate the homeless on island. (PNC file photo)

The Guam Homeless Coalition and its government and non-profit partners have announced that they will be testing Guam’s homeless population for COVID-19 this week.

Testing will be held from 9 am to 12 noon from May 26 through May 29 at the following locations:

Participating government and non-profit providers include Catholic Social Service, Department of Public Health and Social Services, Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center, Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority, Mañelu, The Salvation Army, and the University of Guam.

In addition to Covid-19 testing, Providers will conduct initial assessment/pre-screening of all attendees for appropriate housing options and needed companion services available through Guam’s network of service providers responding to the Covid-19 emergency. Interpreters will be present.

Gift bags will be distributed containing food and hygiene products. Participants will be provided meals coordinated through Guam Homeland Security. Guam Homeless Coalition member organizations and volunteers will be on hand to lend assistance.
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