GDOE reports 11 new COVID student cases; 2 employee cases

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On Wednesday, October 27, 2021, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed 11 positive COVID-19 cases involving students. The cases were identified at C.L. Taitano Elementary School (1), Finegayan Elementary School (2), J.Q. San Miguel Elementary School (1), M.U. Lujan Elementary School (1), Tamuning Elementary School (1), AsTumbo Middle School (1), Vicente S.A. Benavente Middle School (1), and John F. Kennedy High School (3).

In collaboration with DPHSS, GDOE has identified and notified teachers as well as parents of students who may have been in contact with the index case in order to schedule testing. Tested individuals will remain in quarantine until they are cleared by DPHSS to return to campus. Cleaning and disinfecting of areas of the campuses are taking place to ensure schools are ready for regular hours of operation on Thursday, October 28, 2021.

In addition, GDOE confirmed 2 positive cases for COVID-19 involving employees. The cases were identified at Captain H.B. Price Elementary School (1) and George Washington High School (1).

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