Guam back to PCOR2 on Monday; indoor dining raised to 50% this Saturday; bars still closed

Gov Lou Leon Guerrero (PNC file photo)

Effective Monday at 8 am, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero will transition Guam from PCOR 1 to PCOR 2.

The governor’s communication director, Krystal Paco-San Agustin, said that by the end of this week, the governor will be signing an executive order that will provide for the transition.

“The transition to PCOR2 means that most activities will be permitted to operate under moderate conditions,” Paco-San Agustin said during an interview with Patti Arroyo over NewsTalk K57.

The biggest change will be relative to indoor dining whose occupancy rate will now be raised to 50 percent effective this Saturday, 8 a.m.

However, bars and night clubs would still not be allowed to open.

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“We know that activities at bars and nightclubs — they are inherently interactive and you are there for a limited amount of time — not like in a church — you’ll be there for an hour. We are exploring other options including assigned seating — if that is something that could be explored,” Paco-San Agustin later told PNC.

For indoor dining, there will still be safety precautions in place such as the wearing of masks, signing in, hand sanitation, temperature checks, and no more than six people seated together.

While dining-in restrictions will be eased, there won’t be any drastic changes to travel and quarantine policies.

“If you are traveling from off-island and you are coming to Guam, you can still expect to quarantine for at least 6 days in a government of Guam facility. On Day 6 you can take the test (the COVID test). If you test negative, you can transfer to home quarantine. But we don’t foresee any immediate changes, especially with tourism,” she said.

In addition, Paco-San Agustin announced that 30,000 people have already downloaded the COVID app on Guam.

“To the people of Guam, please keep up the great work. Our latest CAR score is 1.1 and that’s fantastic! We want to maintain this downward trend so that hopefully we can reach normalcy as soon as possible,” she said.