DPHSS – 817 New Cases; 40 Hospitalized; Vaccination For Children With Disabilities Announced

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COVID-19 Test Results: 817 New Cases of COVID-19 

Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 817 new cases of COVID-19 from 2,173 specimens analyzed on January 27, 2022. 94 of the cases reported today are through the Department of Defense. To date, there have been a total of 31,038 officially reported cases, 285 deaths, 7,384 cases in active isolation, and 23,369 not in active isolation.

Tiyan COVID-19 Outreach Appointment-Based Testing

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. For the safety of the community and swabbers, only four (4) adults per vehicle are allowed to be tested. To schedule an appointment, visit tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme.

Hotline for Isolation Facility

Phone numbers have been established for the Government of Guam Isolation Facility (ISOFAC) at the Bayview Hotel in Tumon. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 may call (671) 998-4527 or (671) 998-4547 daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. DPHSS nurses and staff will assist patients in determining whether they may be eligible for endorsement into the ISOFAC. The community is reminded to carefully dial with the prefix 998, in order to connect properly and to avoid disruption of other members of our community.

COVID-19 Vaccination Support Clinic for Families of Children with Disabilities

COVID-19 vaccination support clinics for families of children with disabilities are available. These clinics will also be open to the community.

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

Guam COVID-19 Vaccination Update 

As of January 27, 2022, a total of 132,676 of Guam’s eligible population (residents 5 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This total includes 13,122 residents 12 – 17 years old. 6,538 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 4,085 residents 5 – 11 years old have completed their two-dose series. An additional 487 residents received their booster shots and a total of 50,595 booster shots have been administered to eligible residents since September 29, 2021.

GBHWC Crisis Hotline

The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC) has a Crisis Hotline available 24/7 at (671) 647-8833/4. For those feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, or need 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.