GPD trained to test for COVID-19

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Training consisted of how to safely and properly administer COVID-19 tests and the safe donning and doffing of the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). (Photo courtesy of GPD)

Over the last three days, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) provided ABBOTT ID NOW and ABBOTT BINAX NOW training to members of the Guam Police Department (GPD).

Training consisted of how to safely and properly administer COVID-19 tests and the safe donning and doffing of the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

This will allow for GPD personnel to administer COVID-19 tests to arrestees before confinement at the Department of Corrections (DOC) and before minors are confined at the Department of Youth Affairs (DYA).

Newly trained personnel will also be able to administer tests to asymptomatic personnel or personnel who may have been in close contact with known COVID-19 positive individuals.

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