GDOE reports 13 new COVID-19 student cases; 2 employee cases

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On Thursday, October 21, 2021, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed 13 positive COVID-19 cases involving students.

The cases were identified at B.P. Carbullido Elementary School (1), Finegayan Elementary School (3), Merizo Martyrs Memorial Elementary School (1), M.U. Lujan Elementary School (1), Wettengel Elementary School (1), Agueda I. Johnston Middle School (1), F.B. Leon Guerrero Middle School (1), Vicente S.A. Benavente Middle School (1), George Washington High School (1), John F. Kennedy High School (1), and Okkodo High School (1).

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 Friday, October 22, 2021.

In addition, GDOE confirmed 2 positive cases for COVID-19 involving employees. The cases were identified at John F. Kennedy High School (2).

GDOE WEEKLY COVID-19 DASHBOARD

Every Wednesday, GDOE will publish its weekly COVID-19 dashboard. The dashboard will provide information regarding community transmission risk, new and active COVID-19 cases, employee and student vaccination rates, COVID-19 cases per school, key mitigation measures in place, and an updated GDOE assessment of weekly trends based on internal analysis as well as discussions with DPHSS and other experts.

 

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