DPHSS COVID-19 Saturday community outreach postponed

COVID-19 community testing (PNC file photo)

For the safety of the staff, nurses, responders, and the community, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) has postponed the COVID-19 Community Outreach, originally scheduled for Saturday, October 31, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Astumbo Gym in Dededo, due to Tropical Depression Atsani.

A revised date will be provided once available. Those who have pre-registered for tomorrow’s testing will be notified directly and will be able to keep their reserved spots once a new date has been determined.

DPHSS, in collaboration with the Government of Guam, the Mayors’ Council of Guam, the FSM Consulate Office, and the FSM Association of Guam, will continue to work to provide COVID-19 testing to the community.

Those experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, are advised to call their health care provider. If a patient does not have a regular health care provider, they can call the Northern Region Community Health Center (NRCHC) at (671) 635-7525/6 to schedule an appointment. The NRCHC COVID-19 testing is available by appointment only.

Those experiencing symptoms can also call the DPHSS Medical Triage Hotline phone numbers listed below to report symptoms and obtain guidance, or call 311 and dial option 1.

(671) 480-7859/83

(671) 480-6760/63

(671) 687-7321

(671) 685-0358

(671) 998-4442/60/74/80

(671) 687-6170 (ADA Dedicated Number)

The DPHSS Medical Triage Hotline is available from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sundays. Missed calls or calls going to voicemail will be returned.