GDOE reports 4 new student COVID cases, 1 new employee case

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On Monday, October 18, 2021, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed 4 positive COVID-19 cases involving students. The cases were identified at AsTumbo Elementary School (1), Upi Elementary School (2), and Wettengel Elementary 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 Tuesday, October 19, 2021.

In addition, GDOE confirmed 1 positive case for COVID-19 involving employees. The case was identified at Simon Sanchez High School.

NOTE: Confirmed student and employee cases confirmed over the weekend will be included in the GDOE’s Monday report as school campuses are closed for the weekend.

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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