‘Issues’ at Santa Fe prompt transfer of 60 in quarantine to Oceanview

(Photo by Chief photographer Allan Balbin)

60 people undergoing mandatory 14-day quarantine at the Santa Fe Hotel in Tamuning were transferred to the Oceanview Hotel – Garden Court in Tumon Sunday because of what officials said were “issues” at the Santa Fe.

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The Joint Information Center announced the release Sunday evening.  The move will not affect an individual’s scheduled release date, according to JIC #142.

The 60 in quarantine were advised of the transfer earlier Sunday morning by a notice posted to their doors which stated, in part:

“Over the past few days, we have evaluated your current quarantine facility location, Hotel Santa Fe, weighing all the pros and cons.  … We have heard your various issues and concerns. All key stakeholders of our Government Quarantine Facility Team have taken the time to re-evaluate the current location that you are in and we have made the decision to relocate all passengers to a facility that is better suited for you.”

Neither the notice to the individuals in quarantine nor the JIC #142 explain just what the issues were at the Santa Fe Hotel. However, the notice goes on to state: “We are confident that you will be more comfortable and better served at our newly contracted facility.”

(PNC Chief photographer Allan Balbin)

The transfer took place about 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

The quarantined individuals were taken by school buses to the Oceanview Hotel – Garden Court in groups of 6 to 8 people at a time.  The hotel is located behind the Bayview Hotel and the Tagada Amusement Park in Tumon.

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