Guam Public Health’s Rapid Engagement Team will start targeted, door-to-door testing in the northern part of Guam starting this morning. The team was mobilized in response to data showing there has been a disproportionate amount of covid spread and deaths in the FSM and Filipino communities in that region.
The testing will start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. and will be conducted over the course of two days.
The team will start testing in the Gil Baza and Zero Down subdivisions in Yigo, which have a significant FSM population. There are about 50 to 70 homes in each subdivision.
Yigo mayor Rudy Matanane told Newstalk K57’s Patti Arroyo this morning that it can be hard to tell how many people live in those areas because a large number of people will often live in a single house.
The Rapid Engagement Team is working with village mayors and FSM community leaders to identify residents for their targeted testing program.