Governor to Announce Escalated Measures to Control the Spread of the Coronavirus

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero (PNC file photo)

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero this morning said she will be “escalating” some of her social distancing measures in order to stem the rising number of COVID-19 positive cases.

In this mornings video address posted on her FaceBook page the governor said “recoveries are not going as fast as the confirmed cases” and “because of these cases not going down and because of advice from my medical advisory council I will be escalating some measures.”

She did not say what measures would be escalated. Details would be announced at her daily 1 PM internet news conference.

Earlier this morning, during an interview with K-57’s Patti Arroyo the Governor said that over the last few days she has observed that “people are not complying” with her stay at home order.

“That is a great error on their part,” she said. “It’s totally irresponsible for the safety of our island and our community.”

When asked if she was considering martial law the Governor said: “I will be making some more escalated actions.”

She said she would be meeting with her team this morning and they would be going over “some numbers and some predicted trajectory of what the course would be here.”

“There are some thoughts that I have been thinking of doing,” she said.

The Governor recently asked President Donald Trump to approved Title 32 authority which gives her the power to activate the Guam National Guard at Federal government expense.

The Guam National Guard has already been activated and is serving on Guam to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, however the cost is currently being paid for by GovGuam.