Some officers with the Dededo Precinct Command have been required to self-quarantine after a fellow officer in their precinct tested positive for COVID -19.
In a news release Monday afternoon, Guam Police spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao reported that Dededo Precinct personnel had to self-quarantine as required by Public Health.
To alleviate the shortage of personnel, officers assigned to other precincts were assigned to Dededo to make up for the shortage.
All Dededo Precinct personnel have subsequently tested negative for COVID-19 and they have been cleared to return to work by Public Health.
In addition, the Guam Army National Guard provided a thorough deep-cleaning of the Dededo Precinct Command.
The officer who tested positive remains in home isolation.
READ the release from Officer Tapao in FULL below:
PR NO: 07062067A
Re: Dededo Precinct Command COVID-19 Testing
Prepared by: Sgt. I Paul S.N. Tapao.
As previously reported, on June 27, The Guam Police Department was made aware through contact tracing by the Department of Public Health and Social Service, of an officer assigned to the Dededo Precinct Command testing positive for COVID-19.
The officer remains in home isolation as the Guam Police Department and the Dededo Precinct Command worked alongside DPHSS with contact tracing.
Personnel assigned to the Dededo Precinct Command were tested and had to self-quarantine as recommended by DPHSS. To alleviate the shortage of personnel, officers assigned to various precincts were utilized by GPD command to augment the shortage of beat coverage to the community.
In efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Guam Army National Guard provided a thorough deep cleansing of the Dededo Precinct Command.
As of July 5, all DPC personnel had tested negative for COVID-19 and were cleared by DPHSS. All DPC personnel were allowed to return to regular operational status.