Residents talk about life under 5th week of Guam’s public health emergency


As we enter our fifth week under a public health emergency, the lines have grown longer and farther apart.

At the bank, at the grocery store, and now at traffic road-blocks.

How are you holding up? PNC asked a few people waiting in line at the Bank of Guam on Monday.

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Mark Curtis, from Dededo, said: “At the same time this coronavirus came along I just got diagnosed with diabetes. And it’s kind of like balancing in between things. I worry sometimes. I’m trying to keep it safe like everybody else.”

Jasmine Hassman said: “Yes sir, I’m worried sir, because of the coronavirus.”

Daniel Enciso, from Dededo, said: “The way I see it, if they don’t give us assistance and food what can I do? People are going to go berserk. They’re gonna steal, they’re gonna rob somebody.”

Roe Magdalen said: “It’s not good, of course. May God please look after all of us. That’s what I think.”

Monte Handley from Dededo, said: “It’s a little bit frustrating but it’s something we have to deal with right now so we just do what we can. It’ll be back to normal soon, hopefully.”

If you have an opinion that you’d like to share, go to and vote in the PNC weekly poll. Our question this week is: “Do you support the road closure program ordered by the Governor to keep people at home?”