Governor: More restrictions may be eased

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero announced Monday afternoon that additional restrictions may be eased next week. (PNC photo)

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero said Monday afternoon that more pandemic restrictions may be eased as the island continues to see fewer COVID-19 cases.

The island has seen no new COVID-19 cases for three consecutive days and the Covid Area Risk (CAR) score has consistently been below 1.

“Today marks day 29 in PCOR-3 and most all businesses have been operational with moderate restrictions. Today, we have only one COVID-19 in our hospital. And today, our COVID area risk score remained at a low of 0.1,” Leon Guerrero said.

According to the governor, she is looking at further easing restrictions by next week or the week after that.

She said most of the easing would involve increases in allowed occupancies for retails and services such as hair salons.

“Those that are now at 50% will probably increase, I think, to 75% So those are the businesses that we’re looking at. And we’ll probably increase social gathering numbers as well,” the governor said.