Governor Lou Leon Guerrero Thursday afternoon signed Executive Order (EO) 2020-16 which mandates a return to work for all GovGuam offices, agencies, and departments on Monday, June 1.
Employees who have yet to be recalled to their workplaces will be expected to return to work.
To the extent possible and where appropriate, agencies will encourage teleworking by employees.
All GovGuam agencies will abide by the applicable Public Health Guidance in their operations.
Guam continues to be in PCOR 2. Under PCOR 2, limited activities are permitted to operate under moderate restrictions.
All allowed activities must continue mitigation measures including social distancing of at least six (6) feet and posting of appropriate signage; frequent cleaning of all surfaces; mandating the wearing of face masks unless engaged in physical exercise or eating, and permitting/encouraging teleworking.
Older residents and those with pre-existing conditions are encouraged to limit excursions of any type. Any place of business, place of worship, or public accommodation shall operate at no greater than 50% occupancy or ten (10) people, whichever is greater.
Executive Order 2020-16 also states:
*Effective at 8 a.m. on Friday May 29: social gatherings or congregations shall be limited to no more than 25 people regardless of whether the individuals are of a single household unit.
*Effective at 8 a.m. on Friday May 29: All Government of Guam (GovGuam) parks and
beaches shall be open to the public.
*Effective June 1: Category 3 of the COVID-19 Response Differential Pay Plan expires.
DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-10
The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) released DPHSS Guidance
Memo 2020-10 relative to the following additional businesses and organizations allowed to
operate during PCOR 2:
a. Eating and Drinking Establishments to include dine-in services (with the exception of food courts and bars and taverns) where such establishments shall operate in accordance with the DPHSS Guidance Memorandum 2020-09: Minimum Requirements for Dine-In Restaurants.
Salad bars, buffets, and self-service operation of any kind are prohibited;
b. Places of Worship at no more than the percent of occupancy rate as identified in current or future Executive Orders and face coverings required to be worn at all times.
Vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with co-morbidities and/or are
immuno-compromised are highly recommended to stay home and/or take extra
c. Non-Profit Organization operations limited to similar business activities that are already
authorized in this or previous DPHSS Guidance Memoranda; and
d. Noncontact Physical Exercise Lessons/Classes to include crossfit, yoga, pilates, and
DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-07
Businesses and organizations identified may proceed to operate after industry-specific or
organization-specific plans are developed and submitted with COVID-19 prevention and control measures outlined in DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-07.
DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-09
Eating and Drinking Establishments to include dine-in services shall operate in accordance with the DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-09 and incorporate the same in such industry-specific plans submitted to the DPHSS.
The plans are to be emailed to [email protected].
For additional questions, please contact the Division of Environmental Health at 300-9579; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Emergency Food Distribution Program Continues Friday
GDOE, State Agency for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) under the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Nutrition Service (FNS), in collaboration with Pacific Unlimited Incorporated and Matson, Guam, will be issuing USDA Families to Farmers food boxes and Disaster Household Distribution (DHD) food commodity bags at two locations on Friday, May 29:
• Tiyan Upper Baseball Field from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
• Dededo Farmer’s Market from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Only 2,000 boxes will be distributed at each site on a first-come, first-served basis. Distribution may end early if all available resources are distributed before 10 a.m., while supplies last.
Recipients will receive one bag of TEFAP-DHD food commodities and one Farmers to Families food box of fresh fruits or vegetables. Food commodities include items such as fresh apples and oranges, juices, beans, rice, canned fruits, sauces, tuna, salmon, pork, beef and chicken.
The public is encouraged to monitor future announcements as commodities distribution sites and dates may change in the future. Additionally, participants should follow the following program guidelines:
• Please be patient;
• Follow instructions and have valid identification ready;
• Wear a mask at all times;
• Remain in your vehicle;
• Proceed with caution; and
• Follow traffic directions and signage.
TEFAP Distribution Closed Next Week; Three Sites to Reopen June 9
GDOE will temporarily suspend commodity distribution from June 1-5, 2020.
The temporary break in commodity distribution is needed to replenish supplies at distribution locations, secure needed equipment, and resolve logistical challenges in order to support the program’s expansion to a third southern distribution site. TEFAP-DHD at three sites is expected to take place every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month of June, beginning on Tuesday, June 9.
The three distribution sites will be announced at a later date.
All public and private schools on Guam serving prekindergarten through 12th-grade students remain closed for educational purposes.
The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) will be sending out further guidance regarding operating status to schools and central office employees.
Profiles of Earlier Confirmed Cases
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, there have been 171 cases confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided with 5
deaths, 143 released from isolation, and 23 active cases.
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, visit the COVID-19 Dashboard and Situation Report at http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19/.