DPHSS issues guidance memo on lifting of restrictions

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Department of Public Health and Social Services (PNC file photo)

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) on Thursday issued DPHSS Guidance Memo 2021-18, relative to additional guidance pursuant to Governor Leon Guerrero’s Executive Order 2021-16, relative to authorized businesses and services during Pandemic Condition of Readiness 3 (PCOR 3) as Guam officially achieved its vaccination goal of eighty percent (80%) of its adult population.

EFFECTIVE at 12:01 a.m., July 30, 2021:

All businesses and services are allowed to operate at their full occupancy load. All other restrictions, including limitations on social gatherings, social distancing requirements, except in school and child care settings based on applicable DPHSS Guidance Memorandum, and the requirement of operations of appointment-only basis are lifted.

However, face masks must be worn at all times for all businesses and services, and in congregate settings whether indoors or outdoors.

DPHSS Guidance Memo 2021-18 rescinds all specific DPHSS Guidance Memorandums below:

Eating and Drinking Establishments (Food Courts, Dine-In Restaurants, Bars and Taverns)
Gymnasiums and Fitness Centers
Water Parks and Swimming Pools
Therapeutic Massage Establishments
Non-Organized Contact Physical Activities/Sports
Cosmetology Establishments
Wake and Funeral Services
Places of Worship

DPHSS Guidance Memo 2021-18 offers additional guidance on cleaning and disinfection, hand-washing, and respiratory etiquette, mandates that face masks must be worn at all times for all businesses and services, and in congregate settings whether indoors or outdoors.

To view DPHSS Guidance Memo 2021-18 in its entirety, CLICK HERE. For further questions regarding Guidance Memo 2021-18, contact the DPHSS at 300-9579 or 922-2562 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit dphss.guam.gov or guamrecovery.com. For inquiries on COVID-19, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.

(JIC Release No. 737)

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