Extension of Public Health Emergency and Establishment of Pandemic Conditions of Readiness (PCOR) System
Effective today, the public health emergency has been extended until May 30, 2020.
This plan creates a system of readiness which sets the conditions for the gradual lifting of mandates and restrictions imposed in response to a public health emergency.
There will be four PCORs, which shall be categorized by number with one (1) as the most urgent condition and four (4) as a return to normal operating conditions for the island’s public and private sectors.
The presentation explaining the PCOR system can be found here: http://www.investguam.com/roadtorecovery/
Guam is currently in PCOR 1 with the goal of reaching PCOR 2.
This current status is reflected in the most stringent restrictions on social gatherings, prohibitions and closures of non-essential activities, impositions of conditions on operations of essential activities, quarantining of inbound travelers, and actions meant to deter people from engaging in non-essential activities.
The decision to move from PCOR 1 to PCOR 2 will be based on following criteria:
- Two weeks of consistent decline in the number of new COVID-19 positives;
- Adequate hospital capability to treat new cases as they arise;
- Capacity to test all people with COVID-19 symptoms; and
- Ability to contact trace efficiently and effectively.
COVID-19 test results are reported from multiple labs at varying times of the day. Cumulative test results will be provided this evening once all tests from today are finalized.
To date, 145 cases have been confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided with 131 released from isolation and 5 deaths. As this is an evolving situation, information is subject to change with little to no notice.
For updated information on COVID-19 cases on Guam, including residential villages of confirmed cases, visit the COVID-19 Dashboard at http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19/ .
For inquiries on COVID-19, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.