Guam Guard prohibited from patronizing McKraut’s

The crowd at McKraut's last Saturday night. (Contributed photo)

Guam National Guard Adjutant General Esther Aguigui has issued a memorandum prohibiting Guam Guard personnel from patronizing McKraut’s Bar and Grill in Inarajan.

In her memo dated Oct. 16, Aguigui said the Guam National Guard continues to support the Government of Guam and the Department of Public Health and Social Services in efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

“Some restaurants and/or bars have attempted to circumvent the governor’s executive order. Recently, McKraut’s Bar and Grill in Inarajan was cited for noncompliance with the executive order. Effective immediately and for health and safety reasons, applicable Guam National Guard personnel are prohibited from patronizing that establishment,” Aguigui ordered.

She added: “It only takes one member of our team to test positive for COVID-19 which could significantly degrade our mission. Social distancing and other non-pharmaceutical measures including frequent hand washing and mandatory wear of face masks are all effective in slowing the spread.”

Under Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero’s executive order, patronizing bars and dining inside restaurants are prohibited. Outdoor dining and the purchase of food for take-out consumption is allowed.

Aguigui warned that any violation of this order is subject to administrative and/or disciplinary actions.

The prohibition only applies to active personnel in the Guard, not weekend drill members nor civilian technicians or contractors.