Governor signs mandatory quarantine order

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Executive Order 2020-04 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. (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.

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“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.

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