COVID testing for Core Tech workforce; DOC establishes info center

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DPHSS, in collaboration with the Dededo Mayor’s Office, Guam Homeland Security, Department of Public of Works, University of Guam School of Nursing and Health Sciences, and the Guam Community College Nursing and Allied Health Department, will be holding a COVID-19 community outreach for Core Tech International (CTI) on Saturday, November 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ukudu Temporary Workforce Housing site.

Over 500 H2-B workers will be tested for COVID-19. DPHSS’ mobile lab will be set up at tomorrow’s outreach to be able to produce same-day results.

DPHSS will continue to work with CTI to ensure proper isolation of known positive cases, quarantine of close contacts, and to mitigate any spread of COVID-19 through contact tracing and investigation.

DOC Establishes Information Center 

In response to the influx of calls from family due to confirmed COVID-19 cases among the prison population, the Department of Corrections (DOC) has established an information center for inquiries regarding inmates and detainees.

DOC’s information center number is 734-4016. This phone line will be manned by DOC case workers and will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Callers are reminded that DOC cannot disclose confidential information, such as COVID-19 test results. Prisoners, however, can contact their families via the PayTel phone system to provide updates.

GBHWC Crisis Hotline

The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC) has a Crisis Hotline that is available 24/7 at (671) 647-8833/4. For those feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed or are needing to talk to someone, GBHWC has experienced providers available and ready to assist the community with any heightened stress and anxiety experienced as a result of COVID-19.

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit dphss.guam.gov or guamrecovery.com. For inquiries on COVID-19, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.

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