JIC #183: 2 new cases of COVID-19

JIC #183

The Department of Defense has advised the Guam Department of Public Health that there are 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst the military community on Guam.

According to Joint Information Center release #183, both cases were identified through contact tracing.

It is not clear whether they are airmen, sailors, active duty or civilian personnel.

To date, there have been 188 cases confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided with 5 deaths, 170 released from isolation, and 13 active cases.

COVID-19 test results are reported from multiple labs at varying times of the day.

Cumulative test results are provided every evening once all tests from that day have been reported.

Because 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/.

Modified Visitation at GMH 

Guam Memorial Hospital has modified its visitation policies.

Effective Monday, June 15 the following revised visitation policy went into effect:

● Visitation is restricted in all units / departments wherein Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) or COVID-19 positive patients are treated or admitted.
● Emergency Room visitation is restricted due to the high traffic and possible concentration of Persons Under Investigation (PUIS).
● Visiting hours in the ICU / CCU are from the hours of 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Limit of one (1) person at a time.
● Labor & Delivery Patients may designate one (1) support person during labor and delivery stay. The rotation of support persons is not permitted.
● Obstetrics Ward Patients may designate one (1) support person during postpartum stay. The rotation of support persons is not permitted.
● Parents of Nursery / NICU patients may contact the unit via the operator at 647-2330/2252 to schedule 15-30 minute visitation, or a virtual visit using electronic devices.

Expanded COVID-19 Testing Continues 

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS), in collaboration with the Government of Guam, the Mayors Council of Guam, private, and federal agencies, continues expanded COVID-19 testing.

Testing is free and open to the public while supplies last. No symptoms are needed to qualify for testing.

If your village is not listed, please proceed to a neighboring village for

Please bring an I.D., if one is available. The expanded testing schedule is as follows:

COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing: 

● Thursday, June 18, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the St. Anthony Church grounds, Tamuning
○ Free and open to Tamuning and Tumon residents
● Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the GPD Police Koban Parking Lot (next to
Barrigada Community Center)
○ Free and open to Barrigada residents
● Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Agana Heights Mayor’s Office
○ Free and open to Hagåtña and Agana Heights residents
● Thursday, June 25, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the parking lot between the St. Francis Church and the St. Francis School
○ Free and open to Yona residents

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

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)

For inquiries on COVID-19, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.