Governor: Senate bill includes $111M in coronavirus relief for Guam

The checks will first be sent to the island's lowest income earners. (PNC photo)

White House and Senate negotiators struck a deal on a massive $2 trillion package that will provide essential relief to an economy struggling amid the coronavirus crisis.

The $2 trillion relief package is the biggest in American history.

The measure still must be voted on by the Senate, sent to the House and then to the White House for President Trump’s signature.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero on the air with K-57’s Patti Arroyo this morning said “the territories share is $3 billion and out of that share Guam is going to be getting $111.8 million. This is direct assistance.”

That includes food stamp and Medicaid assistance, and a lot of financial support for hospitals, she said.

“I’m looking at ways we can distribute this aid out to our economy,” said the Governor.

“My focus is on the health and welfare of our people,” she said, “and finding support for island businesses.”

This is a developing story.