Public Health implementing school pilot program

559
Department of Public Health and Social Services (PNC file photo)

Under Executive Order 2020-20, the Department of Public Health and Social Services may permit the opening of smaller schools for the purpose of testing a pilot program designed to inform the development of procedures and guidelines for the opening of additional schools throughout the island.

DPHSS will adopt guidelines for the pilot program, which will include input from the Guam State Surgeon Cell of the Guam National Guard and the Governor’s Physicians Advisory Group.

Outside of this pilot program, public and private schools on Guam serving prekindergarten through 12th-grade students will remain closed for educational purposes through the end of the public health emergency.

The Japanese School of Guam has been designated as the school for the pilot program. Their guidelines can be found here: http://dphss.guam.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Japanese-School-of-Guam-Protocol-1.pdf.

(JIC press release)

##