Although Adelup has now allowed the reopening of bars and taverns, don’t expect to see any military customers soon.
According to Rear Adm. John Menoni, commander of Joint Region Marianas, the temporary prohibition of service members from visiting bars and similar social establishments contained within the Joint Region Marianas Public Health Order dated January 20, 2021 will remain in effect until such activity no longer poses a significant risk to mission readiness.
“You may have seen GovGuam’s recent announcement for the transition to Pandemic Condition of Readiness (PCOR) 3, which is a good indication that our collective efforts are succeeding. However, after more than a year of continuous operations during a pandemic, operational commanders must still take prudent action to protect the health of their troops and preserve mission readiness in the face of this highly transmissible virus,” Menoni stated in JRM’s Facebook page.
Any violations of this order remain subject to adverse administrative and/or disciplinary action under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. DoD dependents, civilians and contractors who work on Guam military installations are also highly encouraged to avoid these establishments.
“This prohibition will be continuously reviewed, as it is my sincere hope that continued vaccination and adherence to COVID mitigation practices will allow us to minimize risk to mission and return to a more ‘normal’ life,” Menoni said.