Governor signs mandatory quarantine order

(PNC photo by Allan Balbin)

Along with closing non-essential GovGuam agencies and schools, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has ordered new restrictions on travel to Guam.

This morning, the governor signed Executive Order 2020-04, which states that non-residents traveling to Guam who have spent a week or more in areas affected by COVID-19 will be subject to a mandatory quarantine unless the traveler has a document certified by Public Health that they are not infected with COVID-19.

The governor’s Director of Communications, Janela Carrera, says that these restrictions are in effect and also apply to residents returning to the island.

Loading the player...

“The executive order restricts entry of any traveler who may have been in an area or jurisdiction where COVID-19 is present unless you have a medical clearance that you are free of COVID-19,” Carrera said.

Returning residents who have not been cleared by Public Health of COVID-19 would have to be quarantined in their homes for at least 14 days.

Mandates of Executive order 2020-04 will be enforced by Public Health who may also contact the Guam Police Department for assistance.