DPHSS: Returning residents can now quarantine at home

Department of Public Health and Social Services (PNC file photo)
DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-11

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) has issued DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-11 relative to the new protocol for the quarantine of travelers into Guam to be effective Monday, June 1, 2020.

Current, returning, and intended residents of Guam, persons who are essential healthcare or other essential workers as defined in DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-11, or persons who traveled to Guam because of an emergency or personal hardship situation may be allowed to complete the 14-day quarantine requirement at their home residence or rented lodging location.

They must provide valid Guam ID, mayor’s verification, OR sign a declaration of residency upon arrival.

Non-residents will still be subject to quarantine at the GovGuam designated quarantine facility. A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, with the nasopharyngeal swab taken at most one week prior to arrival, is still necessary to self-quarantine at a non-government quarantine facility, such as their rental lodging.

(JIC news release)