Emergency dispatcher tests positive; E911 center temporarily relocated


After close contact with a family member, an Emergency Medical Dispatcher has tested positive for COVID-19.

To prevent further contamination, the 911 Center, along with personnel, will be temporarily relocated to the Guam Fire Department (GFD) headquarters in Agana.

GFD personnel will be conducting a thorough decontamination of the facility and equipment before allowing employees to return.

During the transition and temporary location use, there will be no loss or disruption of 911 services to the community. GFD expects to have decontamination procedures completed by 6:00 p.m., August 23.

Employees at the 911 Center have been wearing masks and following social distancing guidelines while on duty; however, they have been instructed to report any flu-like signs or symptoms to their supervisor for immediate evaluation and isolation.

(JIC Release No. 284)