Military personnel arriving on Guam for exercise; will reside in off-base hotels

A convoy of rented vans transport USS Roosevelt sailors to Tumon hotels last April 3. (PNC file photo by PNC Chief Photographer Allan Balbin)

Service members arriving on Guam in support of an upcoming military exercise are scheduled to temporarily reside in off-base hotels for the duration of the exercise.

These service members traveled to Guam via military aircraft and have spent greater than 14 days’ restriction of movement in a known COVID-free environment prior to arriving on Guam. In addition, they received negative COVID-19 tests prior to being permitted to travel.

In support of exercise events, service members will only be permitted to travel between their designated hotel room and their appointed place of military duty on base.

This restriction will be strictly enforced and is for the health and safety of both the local community as well as the service members involved in the exercise.

All Government of Guam Pandemic Condition of Readiness and Executive Order guidelines apply and any service member suspected to be in violation will be investigated and held accountable, if appropriate.

DoD officials coordinated with their Government of Guam partners to ensure all safety and COVID-19 procedural compliance measures will be met and maintained during this hotel stay.

(JRM News Release)