Female passenger of a UA flight from Guam to CNMI tests positive for COVID-19

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A passenger of the May 28 United Airlines flight from Guam to the CNMI has tested positive for COVID-19. 

The 30-year-old female is asymptomatic and has existing medical conditions.

According to the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force, all passengers in the UA flight were quarantined upon their arrival. They are now being monitored closely by the CHCC medical teams. 

 As of June 2, Tuesday, 23 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the CNMI, including five active cases, 16 recoveries, and two deaths.

STAY AT HOME, STOP THE SPREAD

The Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and CHCC continue to encourage residents within the Marianas to practice social distancing, which means avoiding close contact with people in order to avoid catching the virus and to avoid passing it on to others.

  • Stay home as much as possible. Avoid unnecessary travel or public places.
  • Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10.
  • Choose drive-thru, take-out, or delivery options, or outdoor seating, if available, when dining in.
  • Send only one healthy adult from the household run necessary errands, such as getting groceries or picking up medications. Leave children, elderly, and other vulnerable people at home as much as possible. When returning home from an errand, wash your hands before doing anything else.
  • Older adults and people with chronic medical conditions are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. People at high risk should stay at home as much as possible.
  • Create a household plan of action https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/checklisthousehold-ready.html
  • Ensure a 30-day supply of all medicines.

Continue good hand hygiene:

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, avoid touching your face, cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available.

Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if you become symptomatic:

  • Stay home when you are sick and if you recently traveled to a place with COVID-19. Self-quarantine means:
    • Choosing a room in your house that can be used to separate sick household members from others.
    • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Limiting visitors.

For more information on the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force, visit www.governor.gov.mp and please follow @GovernorCNMI on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

This health advisory may be found online at http://www.chcc.gov.mp/pressrelease.html and at www.governor.gov.mp/covid-19.

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