Monday’s COVID-19 PCR testing schedule

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Weather permitting, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) continues COVID-19 community testing on Monday, August 16 at the old carnival grounds in Tiyan, Barrigada from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Up to 400 tests will be offered. Only polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing will be conducted. For purposes of qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, samples will be collected through nasopharyngeal swabs. Testing is free and will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. No symptoms are needed to qualify for testing. Bring a photo ID.

COVID-19 test results can be expected within 24 hours. To receive results via email, send a request to covidresults@dphss.guam.gov.

For quicker service, DPHSS encourages individuals to visit dphss.guam.gov/covid-19-testing to download, print and complete a COVID-19 Testing Patient Assessment Form prior to arriving at the testing site.

Only four (4) people per vehicle are allowed to be tested. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian and provide government-issued identification to validate age. The parent/legal guardian will also be required to sign a consent form on behalf of the minor to be tested for COVID-19. Testing for travel purposes will not be conducted at DPHSS drive-thru testing sites and must be scheduled with NRCHC by calling 671-635-7525/6.

The community is reminded to monitor for symptoms and get tested if they are identified as close contacts to confirmed positive cases, or are experiencing any of the known COVID-19 symptoms which include, but are not limited to:

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Muscle pain

  • Sore throat

  • New loss of taste or smell

This list is not exhaustive of all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING SCHEDULE – FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVED

Monday, August 16 – Wednesday, August 18

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Old Carnival Grounds, Tiyan, Barrigada

 

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit dphss.guam.gov or guamrecovery.com. For inquiries on COVID-19, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.

(JIC Release No. 752)

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