Expanded COVID-19 testing continues Thursday at Guma Trankilidat

the PCR test is still the gold standard, however, this is lab-processed and the results don't come out until three days later. (PNC file photo by PNC Chief Photographer Allan Balbin)

DPHSS, in collaboration with the Government of Guam, the Mayors’ Council of Guam, private, and federal agencies, continue expanded COVID-19 testing in Guma Trankilidat this Thursday.

Testing is free and open to the public while supplies last. No symptoms are needed to qualify for testing. Please bring an ID, if one is available. The community testing schedule is as follows:

COVID-19 Drive-Through and Walk-In Testing:

Thursday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Guma Trankilidat in Tumon

Note: this event is limited to Guma Trankilidat Residents

Saturday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the St. Francis Church and School Parking Lot, along Route 4 in Yona

Saturday, Sept. 5, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Talofofo Gym in Talofofo

Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Umatac Mayor’s Office, along Route 2 in Umatac

Those who are unable to go to the community-wide testing and are 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 from clinicians, or call 311 and dial option number 1.

(671) 480-7859/83

(671) 480-6760/63

(671) 687-7321

(671) 685-0358

(671) 687-6170 (ADA Dedicated Number)

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.