GDOE reports 15 new COVID student cases, 1 employee case

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On Friday, October 22, 2021, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed 15 positive COVID-19 cases involving students.

The cases were identified at AsTumbo Elementary School (1), Finegayan Elementary School (2), Lyndon B. Johnson Elementary School (1), M.U. Lujan Elementary School (1), Upi Elementary School (1), Wettengel Elementary School (2), AsTumbo Middle School (1), Luis P. Untalan Middle School (2), 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 Monday, October 25, 2021.

GDOE also confirmed 1 positive case for COVID-19 involving employees. The case was identified at Wettengel Elementary School (1).

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