No additional easing of restrictions this New Year weekend

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    There will be no easing of additional restrictions this week as the island rings in the new year.

    There have been hopes that additional restrictions would be eased just as Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero did during the last Christmas weekend.

    Last week, the governor issued a new executive order further easing some of the restrictions she imposed as part of PCOR-1, including allowing dine-in business for the island’s long-suffering restaurants.

    With the COVID Area Risk (CAR) Score having reached its lowest level yesterday at 0.9, there are hopes that additional restrictions might be eased or even lifted.

    But according Krystal Paco-San Agustin, the governor’s communications director, the governor is not expected to ease additional restrictions this week.

    “We continue to closely monitor our numbers and track the data, most especially with the Christmas holiday finishing up,” Paco-San Agustin informed PNC.

    Despite the easing of some restrictions last week, the governor stressed that Guam continues to be in PCOR 1, during which some of the most restrictive conditions are imposed in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

    In addition, Guam continues to be under a Safer at Home Advisory during which all individuals, especially vulnerable persons, are encouraged to minimize travel outside the home.

    According to Adelup, all prior executive orders remain in full force and effect except to the extent that they conflict with this new order.