Dr Hoa Nguyen, the head of the Physicians Advisory Group says overall, they support Governor Lou Leon Guerrero’s decision to move the Island from PCOR 3, all the way down to PCOR 1.
A rift seemed to be brewing between the Governor and the group of doctors that advise her, when Nguyen publicly said they didn’t support the decision to move from PCOR 3 down to PCOR 1, and instead wanted the Island to be at PCOR 2.
In an interview with K57’s Patti Arroyo Wednesday, Nguyen walked back some of his previous statements, saying he wants to make clear that the Physicians Group advises the governor and gives her recommendations, but ultimately, she makes the final decision. And, they will “support it.”
He said the group of doctors did advise the Governor to take Guam to PCOR 2, but he understands, “she has difficult decisions to make.”
“Right now, as of today, I would say she is correct. Like I say, the only thing we can tell is we had a disagreement 2 or 3 weeks ago but as time goes, you look at as of today, we have to say she’s correct. If we went to PCOR 2 at that time, we’d be in a worse scenario than we are right now,” said Nguyen.
As for the beach and park closures, Dr. Nguyen said he supports reopening for responsible use by residents.
He says it ultimately comes down to people’s behaviour and following guidelines; if people are not gathering and are truly using them for individual exercise, then he suspects the Governor will open the spaces back up, and keep them open.