DPHSS issues guidance memo on non-scholastic organized sports, training, and competition

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

On Tuesday, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) issued Guidance Memo 2021-29, relative to Non-Scholastic Organized Sports, Training, and Competition in accordance with Executive Orders No. 2021-19 and 2021-20. Guidance Memo 2021-29 requires organized sports to implement COVID-19 mitigation measures, including vaccination requirements for training and competition during the current Pandemic Condition of Readiness 3 (PCOR 3), and supersedes DPHSS Memo 2021-08.

Guidance 2021-29 does not apply to school-sanctioned or non-organized sport activities. Unless mentioned elsewhere, school-sanctioned sport activities shall continue to adhere to DPHSS Guidance Memo 2021-23, while unorganized sports activities shall be considered as a congregation, and must adhere to DPHSS Guidance Memo 2021-24.

Guidance Memo 2021-29 provides guidance and provisions as follows:

  • Face Mask Requirements and physical distancing for Non-Scholastic Organized Sports, Training, and Competition

  • Health and Hygiene

  • Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • Ventilation

  • Health and Safety of Participants, Coaches, Officials, and Spectators

  • Vaccination Requirements

  • Signage

To read DPHSS Guidance Memo 2021-29 in its entirety, CLICK HERE. For inquiries, call the Division of Environmental Health at 671-300-9579 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or email dphss-deh@dphss.guam.gov.

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