GMH COVID-19 isolation facility operational; Hagåtña Library and Archival Center closed

Guam Memorial Hospital (PNC file photo)

With an increasing COVID-19 census at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH), the COVID Isolation Facility (CIF) was opened on Friday, October 9.

Located at the Skilled Nursing Facility in Barrigada Heights, the site will be used to treat stable, acute/subacute COVID-19 patients.

Three patients were transferred on Friday, with assessments being made for additional transfers later today.

The CIF will provide decompression of COVID medical beds within the hospital and will also allow for continued aggressive physical rehabilitation. CIF capacity, at this time, is approximately 20 beds.

Hagåtña Library and Archival Center Closed

The Guam Public Library System (GPLS) has announced that the Hagåtña Library and Archival Center will be closed until further notice due to an employee who tested positive for COVID-19.

GPLS staff will not return to work until proper sanitization has been completed and cleared for re-entry of employees. GPLS is working closely with the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) to conduct contact tracing and any close contacts of the confirmed cases will be contacted directly by DPHSS.

(JIC Release No. 388)