JIC #154: Guam Guard escorts returning Guam residents to home quarantine; two more cases of COVID-19

JIC Release No. 154

The Guam National Guard (GUNG) today, Monday June 1, began assisting returning Guam residents to their homes to undergo 14 days of quarantine, rather than to any of the GovGuam quarantine facilities.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero Friday announced the revised quarantine regulations which are detailed in DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-11.

The Guard was deployed to the Guam International Airport for this morning’s arriving flight and the Department of Public Works was called on to provide transportation for those unable to arrange to be picked-up.

The Guard also escorted about 100 local residents still in GovGuam quarantine hotel back to their homes for the remainder of their quarantine.

Arriving airline passengers who are just visiting Guam are still subject to 14 days quarantine in a GovGuam quarantine hotel.

DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-11

The guidance memo allows for current, returning, and intended residents of Guam, as well as persons who are essential healthcare or other essential workers, or persons who traveled to Guam because f an emergency or personal hardship, to complete the 14-day quarantine requirement at their home home residence or rented lodging location.

DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-11 is posted to the left and can also be viewed at:
http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19-dphss-mandatory-quarantine-procedures/ .

Expanded COVID-19 Testing Continues 

DPHSS, in collaboration with the Government of Guam, the Mayors Council of Guam, private, and federal agencies continue expanded COVID-19 testing next week.

Testing is free and open to the public.

No symptoms are needed to qualify for testing.

If your village is not listed, please proceed to a neighboring village for testing. Please bring an I.D., if one is available.

The expanded testing schedule is as follows:

COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing:
● Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Yigo Gym
*Free and open to Yigo residents
● Friday, June 5, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Sinajana Mayor’s office
*Free and open to Sinajana residents
● Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the DPHSS Southern Regional Community
Health Center parking lot, Inarajan
*Free and open to Inarajan residents
● Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 9 a.m. -12 p.m. at the Mongmong-Toto-Maite Community
Center, Aragon St., across Toto church
*Free and open to Mongmong-Toto-Maite residents
● Thursday, June 11, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Merizo Senior Center
*Free and open to Merizo residents
● Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Piti Mayor’s Office
*Free and open to Piti residents
● Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Santa Rita Senior Center
*Free and open to Santa Rita residents
● Thursday, June 18, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the St. Anthony Church grounds,
*Free and open to Tamuning and Tumon residents
COVID-19 Walk-Through Testing:
● Thursday, June 4, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the GHURA Senior Housing, Dededo
*Free and open to GHURA elderly and public housing residents in Dededo

If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please call your health care

If a patient does not have a regular health care provider, they can call any of the
Community Health Centers or the DPHSS Medical Triage Hotline Phone Numbers listed below to report symptoms and obtain guidance from clinicians, or call 311 and dial option number 1.

● (671) 480-7859
● (671) 480-6760/3
● (671) 480-7883
● (671) 687-6170 (ADA Dedicated Number)

2 new cases of COVID-19:

Guam Memorial Hospital confirms one person tested positive using the Polymerase Chain Reaction or PCR test which identifies the coronavirus itself.  That person had been in contact with 2 other household members who previously tested positive for the disease.

The other case was reported Saturday by Diagnostic Laboratory Services which used the serology method of testing which only detects the anti-bodies to the virus. It is considered a probable case.

To date, there have been 175 cases confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided with 5
deaths, 145 released from isolation, and 25 active cases.

As this is an evolving situation, information is subject to change with little to no notice.

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.

For updated information on COVID-19 cases on Guam, visit the COVID-19 Dashboard and Situation Report 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.