The Guam National Guard says everyone working at their Readiness Complex in Barrigada has been asked to telework until at least Monday, after three more staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
Guam National Guard Spokesman Mark Scott responded to an inquiry regarding information that the Barrigada Readiness Center has been partially closed since noon yesterday.
Scott confirmed this was prompted by three more service members testing positive within their internal working population.
“These service members are not from the (COVID Joint Task Force) JTF and they are not public-facing. They have been quarantined at home and contact tracing is underway.”
Major General Esther Aguigui has directed all National Guard employees on the Barrigada Readiness Complex who are non-COVID responders to work from home since yesterday.
According to Scott, deep cleaning and disinfection protocols began yesterday and are ongoing.
The closure does not affect operations at the gas station and Shoppette which remain open.
The telework directive remains in place until Monday, August 31, or until further notice, out of an abundance of caution, according to Scott.
Scott reports no changes to COVID-19 support operations as they make the switch to telework adding that missions will continue as planned.