Guam Guard members restricted from bars & dinning in at restaurants


In light of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases on Guam, The Adjutant General of the Guam National Guard released a letter this week to all members barring them from dining in and going to bars.

The restrictions are similar to the ones imposed by Joint Region Marianas for the Island’s Active Duty military members.

In her letter, Esther Aguigui, said all full-time staff at the Guam Guard are prohibited from dining in at restaurants or frequenting bars until the order expires on July 5.

They can however still order take-out meals.

The letter was revised Thursday June 25, to exclude all civilian staff of the Guard.

The order is effective immediately and applies to all service members on AGR’s, Annual Training, ADOS/MPA, and State Active Duty Status, according to Aguigui’s letter.

While not obligated to follow this order, DoD technicians/contractors, other U.S. Government civilian employees, and other individuals who are subject to DoD authority are strongly encouraged to adhere to this order, according to the order.

Aguigui says the Guard is still activated to support the Government and the Department of Public Health and Social Services in their efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

“It only takes one member of our team to test positive for COVID-19 which could significantly degrade our mission. Social distancing and…frequent hand washing and mandatory wear of face makes are all effective in slowing the spread. However, given the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, it is necessary to implement additional precautions to protect the force,” writes Aguigui.