PUA processing closed at American Jobs Center due to possible COVID-19 case

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The Guam Department of Labor has closed PUA processing at the American Jobs Center due to a possible positive case of COVID-19.

According to GDOL director Dav Dell’Isola, there are about 40 employees at the AJC and they are getting everyone tested right now.

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“We have to close the AJC and it will remain closed until we have a better idea on Monday. We’ll really have a hard time answering phones as we get everybody tested and make sure that the positive is a definite positive and not a false positive,” Dell’Isola said in an interview with NewsTalk K57’s Patti Arroyo.

He added: “We should get reordered again by Monday afternoon or Tuesday as the results all come back in.”

The AJC center is the one that runs GDOL’s 311 call center as well as the auditing and adjudicating side of the department’s unemployment benefits operation.

In addition, Dell’Isola said GDOL is closing the PUA processing center in the Yona public library because it has not been getting as many clients as they expected.

Dell’Isola said they are redistributing their resources from the Yona library to the Dededo public library and other GDOL centers around the island.

The PUA hotline remains open but not 311.

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