During her daily online news conference on Friday, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero commended the Iglesia Ni Cristo — a faith-based organization — for doing their part in containing the spread of COVID-19 on Guam.
While the church was identified as a COVID-19 cluster by the Department of Public Health and Social Services, its leadership and members cooperated with officials by promoting and practicing social distancing within the church, migrating services online, and taking other proactive measures.
And on Friday, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero recognized them for being a COVID Hero.
“For today’s COVID Hero, I want to acknowledge the Iglesia ni Cristo Church. Earlier this month, after contact tracing, public health officials identified and named the Iglesia ni Cristo Church for a cluster among its faithful. This was a hard pill to swallow — not only for this Church but for all denominations — especially in these unprecedented times when many of us turn to our faith,” the governor said.
She added: “Despite being identified as a cluster site for the virus, the Iglesia Ni Cristo Church stepped up and worked in tandem with Public Health to identify close contacts. They have been tested and contained the spread.”
The governor is encouraging residents to use the hashtag #COVIDHeroesGU on their social media posts to highlight individuals, groups, and businesses who are stepping up to assist the island’s COVID-19 response efforts.