Governor will likely extend PCOR1 and ‘stay at home’ order

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Governor Lou Leon Guerrero will likely extend PCOR-1 and her stay-at-home order when she holds a news conference at 11 am tomorrow.

According to Krystal Paco San Agustin, the governor’s press secretary, the governor will make the announcement tomorrow based on information that she will disclose.

The governor’s executive order announcing stricter PCOR-1 conditions has already been extended for one week and is supposed to expire at noon on Friday, Sept. 4.

Last week, some of the restrictions were lifted like the prohibition to exercise in any of the island’s public beaches and parks. However, PCOR-1 continues to be in effect and has been so since it was declared in the middle of August.

The number of COVID-19 positive cases have been dropping from the 3-digit figures at its height to 2-digit figures during the last few days. But they are still way above the low numbers before the spike.

The stay-at-home order has been in effect for two weeks now and has generated protests from some businesses that have been adversely affected by the order.

The likely extension of the PCOR-1 announcement tomorrow comes as the island recorded three more COVID-19 deaths this week and an increase in COVID-19 positive cases among Guam Memorial Hospital nurses and doctors.

This governor’s Physicians Advisory Group has also projected that Guam will reach its peak number of COVID-19 hospitalizations this weekend.