A video making the rounds of social media shows military personnel enjoying the beach inside the base.
This has caused concern to some residents who pointed out that Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero’s executive order has shut down beaches and parks throughout the island to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
The directive came with a warning of criminal liability for those found violating the EO. But on base, the governor’s directive didn’t appear to be implemented.
The Navy didn’t get on board with the Governor’s directive until earlier today, Monday, when the Navy announced: “In line with current PCOR1 limitations, all beaches on Naval Base Guam are closed until further notice. Beaches will remain available for sandbox liberty only.”
Meanwhile, a post from the AAFB Facebook page on Sunday indicates that the Tarague Beach basin remains open for physical activity and relaxation but patrons are required to follow all 36th Wing COVID-`9 mitigation measures.