DPHSS – 438 New Cases; 19 Hospitalized; CAR Score No Longer Used

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Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 438 new cases of COVID-19 from 2,491 specimens analyzed on January 13, 2022. 162 cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 22,917 officially reported cases, 274 deaths, 3,253 cases in active isolation, and 19,390 not in active isolation.

On Thursday, January 13, 2022, the Governor’s Physician Advisory Group (PAG) endorsed
discontinuing the use of the COVID Area Risk (CAR) Score due to changed circumstances.
On Friday, January 14, 2022, Governor Leon Guerrero accepted this recommendation. The
CAR Score will no longer be included in the daily JIC Releases.

Tiyan COVID-19 Outreach Moves to Appointment-Based Testing, Hours Extended
Community COVID-19 testing at the old carnival grounds in Tiyan, Barrigada has transitioned to an appointment-based system with extended hours. Unscheduled drive-ups will be accepted on a limited basis. Starting Monday, January 17, 2022, symptomatic patients will be prioritized at unscheduled drive-ups. To schedule an appointment, visit tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme.

Requirements for Minors to Receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine:
● Parent/legal guardian must provide minor’s birth certificate
● Parent/legal guardian must have a government-issued photo identification (ID)
● Minor must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
● Guardians must present legal guardianship or power-of-attorney documents

DPHSS Isolation Clearance Letters Available via e-mail

Isolation clearance letters may be provided upon completion of an isolation period for those who tested as confirmed positive for COVID-19. Send your request via email to:
covidclearance@dphss.guam.gov.Isolation clearance letter requests must include all of the
following:

● Full name
● Date of birth
● Test date and location
● Contact phone numbers
● Email Address
● Vaccination status (brand, dose dates including booster)

Guam COVID-19 Vaccination Update

As of January 13, 2022, a total of 131,688 of Guam’s eligible population (residents 5 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This total includes 12,957 residents 12 – 17 years old. 5,578 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 3,549 residents 5 – 11 years old have completed their two-dose series. An additional 297 residents received their booster shots and a total of 44,602 booster shots have been administered to eligible residents since September 29, 2021.