JIC #179: Updated COVID-19 hot spots identified

JIC #179

Under Executive Order 2020-20, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) can implement quarantine protocols regarding the conditions for entry into Guam. Through DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-11 Rev. 1, all persons entering Guam by air or sea from international hot spots or from international non-hot spots and domestic locations shall be subject to quarantine locations for a period of 14 days.

Those who have traveled (including layovers) in hot spot locations within the past 2 weeks prior to arrival on Guam are considered to be at higher risk and are subject to quarantine at a government quarantine facility.

A “hot spot” is defined as a country/location with COVID-19 case doubling rate less than every 30 days.

A “non-hot spot” location has a COVID-19 case doubling rate greater than or equal to every 30 days.

Hot spot status will be determined and updated by DPHSS in consultation with the Governor and State Surgeon’s Physician Advisory Group.

As this is an evolving situation, information is subject to change with little to no notice. As of Monday, June 15, 2020, the following have been identified as hot spots:


  1. Africa

  2. Middle East

  3. South America

Individual Countries in Asia/Pacific:

  1. Bangladesh

  2. India

  3. Indonesia

  4. Philippines

  5. Nepal

Although the United States as a whole is not being designated as a hot spot country at this time, the Physician Advisory Group is monitoring the rise in cases for individual states and counties.

Hot spot locations will be updated no less than weekly and can be found on the DPHSS website at http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19-dphss-mandatory-quarantine-procedures/.