Public Health to launch contact tracing pilot test at UOG


Public Health is working with the University of Guam on a contact tracing pilot test at the Mangilao campus.

According to Annette Aguon, administrator at the Bureau of Communicable Diseases, they are planning to launch the project on October 19.

So far, they have identified 8 individuals from University of Guam, GDOE, ServeGuam Commission and the Catholic Schools who took the University of California San Francisco training course.

They will be the first group for the pilot test where UOG will have a contact tracing team at their facility, which is a designated space at the Global Learning and Engagement Center.

Public Health reported the updates during an oversight hearing Thursday afternoon conducted by health chair Sen.Therese Terlaje to follow up with the Department of Public Health & Social Services on the status of its COVID-19 case investigations, contact tracing, and other matters.

Last month, UOG announced that a total of 94 government employees, health care workers, private school employees, UOG students, and volunteers are now assisting the island’s contact tracing efforts following the completion of a four-day training with the chief medical officer for the University of California San Francisco.