DPHSS Announces Adjustments To COVID Logistics

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In today’s Public Health press briefing they talked about a variety of topics ranging from Guam’s current COVID data, the discontinuation of the UOG vaccination clinic, and the change of Location for their Isolation facility.

The data that Public Health experts and the Governor presented at today’s public health press briefing showed an improvement in Guam’s COVID-19 condition.

While not “out of the woods,” Dr. Ann Pobutsky, Territorial Epidemiologist of Public Health, showed declines in cases, hospitalizations, and positivity test rates, and shared her insight from her data.

Along with the decrease in COVID cases is the slowing rate of COVID vaccinations.

The UOG Vaccination Clinic, which started in the spring of 2021, saw as much as around 2,400 people in a single day in the first few months since the clinic opened.

Now, a year since the opening of the UOG’s vax clinic and with 95.42% of the eligible population vaccinated according to the 2020 census, the University is shutting its doors for vaccination for GCC to open its Multipurpose Auditorium to continue vaccinations for the public on March 4th.

COVID-19 Incident Commander, Fernando Esteves, explained the discontinuation of UOG’s vaccine clinic. Esteves states that this change in location for a central clinic will be more consistent with the demand for vaccinations.

In addition to the closure of UOG’s vaccine clinic is the closure of the Bayview Hotel as the GovGuam Isolation Facility.

GovGuam will now provide rooms for self-isolation on a case-by-case basis through its alternative lodging facility at the Garden Court in Tumon.