Precautions taken at DOC after recruit tests positive for COVID-19

Precautions are being taken at the Department of Corrections after a DOC recruit tested positive for COVID-19.

The Guam Department of Corrections (DOC) advised that on Friday, April 3, 2020, a DOC recruit reported that a family member had tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee was instructed not to report for duty and to self-quarantine at home. On Monday, April 06, 2020, the employee was tested for COVID-19 which came back positive.

Out of an abundance of caution and pending further investigation, the Acting Director of Corrections, Joseph S. Carbullido, ordered that all 38 recruits that may have had contact with the recruit that tested positive for COVID-19, self-quarantine at home.

Carbullido said the temporary absence of the recruits will not significantly impact DOC operations.

DOC is working with DPHSS to address this issue and will continue to assess the situation and take all necessary measures to protect the inmates, staff, and the public.