Governor signs PCOR2 declaration order; all suspended GovGuam operations to resume

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Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has signed Executive Order No. 2021-01 relative to declaring Pandemic Condition of Readiness 2 (PCOR 2), and orders such that:

EFFECTIVE AT 8:00AM ON MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2021, Guam will be in Pandemic Condition of Readiness 2 (PCOR 2). Under PCOR 2, most activities will be permitted to operate under moderate restrictions;

EFFECTIVE AT 8:00AM ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2021, indoor dining shall be permitted at eating and drinking establishments at no more than fifty percent (50%) of the occupancy load, subject to requirements and limitations set forth in applicable DPHSS Guidance, including the requirement that no more than six (6) people be seated together when dining indoors, with six (6) feet distance between tables. Outdoor dining shall be permitted with no more than fifteen (15) persons per table or per party;

EFFECTIVE AT 8:00AM ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2021, amusement parks, bingo halls, gamerooms, movie theaters, and similar businesses and activities will be authorized to operate at occupancy of no more than fifty percent (50%) of the occupancy load;

NO SOONER THAN JANUARY 18, 2021, as indicated in Executive Order No. 2020-46, public and private schools may resume in-person instruction. Such instruction shall operate in accordance with applicable DPHSS Guidance; and

EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2021, all government of Guam offices, agencies, and departments shall recommence any public operations still suspended, including making accommodations for walk-in services. Agency heads may use their discretion to authorize employees to telework when appropriate, provided that such agencies ensure availability of direct services to the general public. All government of Guam employees previously engaged in teleworking and on regular work status are expected to physically report to duty within two (2) hours of receiving notice from their supervisors. Government of Guam offices, agencies, and departments will abide by applicable DPHSS Guidance in their operations.

Except for such business and activities specifically prohibited under applicable DPHSS Guidance, all businesses and activities are now permitted to operate under such occupancy limits as set forth in applicable DPHSS Guidance.

All allowed activities shall be conducted utilizing mitigation measures including, but not limited to, social distancing of at least six (6) feet and posting of appropriate signage; frequent cleaning of all surfaces; mandating the wearing of face masks unless engaged in physical exercise or eating; and permitting/encouraging teleworking.

Individuals and businesses who fail to comply with applicable DPHSS Guidance Memoranda and Directives may be subject to fines pursuant to 10 G.C.A. §19802 and 26 GAR Chapter 4 Article 28, as well as any other penalties available under Guam law. DPHSS and affected agencies may enforce applicable enforcement statutes and regulations with the assistance of the Guam Police Department.

All prior Executive Orders remain in full force and effect except to the extent they conflict with this Order.