Governor Says Endemic Is Soon To Come

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Today marks the 2-year anniversary of Guam joining the rest of the world in the COVID-19 pandemic. During those 2 years Guam’s citizens went through multiple COVID surges, lockdowns- a shutdown of different infrastructure along with a series of different mandates. However, According to Governor Lou Leon Guerrero in an interview on NewsTalkK57 with Patti Arroyo, things might soon change…

PNC’s Don Sulat has the report on this story…

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Governor Lou Leon Guerrero says the island is now seeing a downward trend in COVID cases. Furthermore, the Governor also reported that although under the CDC metrics for the community level, Guam is currently ranked high.

Guam is also nearing the 2-year mark of Governor Leon Guerrero’s Executive Order 2020-05, which was the start of Guam’s first major shutdown. EO 2020-05 prohibited all public gatherings or congregations for the purposes of Public entertainment, recreation, food and beverage service, and other similar activities.

In contrast to 2 years ago, most of Guam’s mandates on social distancing, public gatherings, and the like have ended. Most, if not all of Guam’s “non-essential” businesses are now open.

The Governor also reports that mandatory mask-wearing could possibly be the last restriction that they lift, and is something that she and her team are looking at closely.

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Born and raised on the island of Saipan, Don moved to Guam in the Spring of 2016 to pursue higher education at the University of Guam. It was at UOG that Don discovered his passion for keeping his peers politically informed. Prior to joining PNC Don gained professional and life experience through a variety of odd jobs ranging from an administrative assistant to a bouncer to a luxury retail salesman. In his free time, you can find him flying his drone or doing landscape and portrait photography. Don joined the PNC News Team not only to broaden his writing skill but also to challenge himself to get in front of the camera, ultimately furthering his passion to promote an informed and politically engaged Mariånas. Don's beat is Court, Crime, and Regional and is also PNC's Lead Reporter.