Dominican Child Development Center reports one new positive case of COVID-19


Dominican Child Development Center (DCDC) reported on Wednesday, Sept. 1 that one student has tested positive for COVID-19. It is the third positive case of a student from the Ordot school.

Overall, the number of Catholic school students who have tested positive for COVID-19 is now 37.

Dominican Child Development Center personnel are working closely with the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) and the Archdiocese of Agaña’s COVID-19 Liaison on contact tracing and testing for those with possible exposure.

Principal, Sister Eva Gamotin, OP has communicated with parents/guardians of the affected students.

DCDC suspended in-person learning for its Pre-K and Kindergarten students last Monday in accordance with Governor Lou Leon Guerrero’s executive order. DCDC is scheduled to start remote learning for its Pre-K and Kindergarteners next Tuesday, Sept. 7.

The governor had announced to leaders of Guam’s public and private schools last Friday that daycare centers are permitted to operate for preschool children.

Archbishop Michael Byrnes and Sister Eva ask prayers for the affected individuals and their families as well as all who have contracted the virus here and worldwide.