JIC #157: Two positive out of 29 tested by DPHSS

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JIC #157

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 29 individuals for COVID-19 on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 with conclusive results. Two tested positive through DPHSS and 27 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2.

COVID-19 test results are reported from multiple labs at varying times of the day. The cumulative total from all labs will be reported on a nightly basis, unless unavailable.

The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results for Tuesday, June 2, 2020:

Laboratory

Confirmed on Tuesday, June 2

Samples Tested (June 2)

Samples Tested (June 1)

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – June 2)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – June 2, 2020)

DPHSS Guam Public Health Laboratory (GPHL)

2

29

27

3,148

145

Naval Health Research Center (NHRC)1/U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Guam2

0

N/A

0

1,101

14

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

0

N/A

0

906

7

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

0

N/A

24

856

3

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

N/A

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

0

N/A

22

186

0

Probable cases

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

8

AS OF 8:15 PM, TUESDAY,

JUNE 2, 2020

Total Confirmed on Tuesday, June 2:

2

Total Samples Tested

June 2:

29

Total Samples Tested

June 1:

73

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – June 2):

6,214

Total COVID-19 Cases (March 12 – June 2):

 177

1Beginning March 26, 2020 4Beginning April 23, 2020
2Beginning March 31, 2020 5Beginning April 30, 2020
3Beginning April 15, 2020

To date, there have been 177 cases confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided with 5 deaths, 148 released from isolation, and 24 active cases. New criteria for release of cases from isolation were implemented on May 22.

For persons having symptoms, at least 10 days have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) and any other symptoms attributed to COVID-19 infection AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared—or, with recurrent symptoms, at least 10 days have passed since recurrent symptoms appeared—AND at least 14 days have passed since the date of their first (or most recent) positive COVID-19 diagnostic test.

For persons without symptoms, at least 14 days have passed since the date of their first (or most recent) positive COVID-19 diagnostic test assuming they have not subsequently developed symptoms since their positive test.

Governor Signs Executive Order 2020-19

Executive Order (EO) 2020-19

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero signed Executive Order (EO) 2020-19 relative to safely addressing the critical shortage of personal protective equipment necessary for responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency. This guidance will be limited in duration and will expire no later than July 15, 2020.

Under EO 2020-19, DPHSS may develop and adopt temporary guidance to the Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency (CQA) to allow for the importation, distribution, and sale of specific COVID-19 related commodities. DPHSS and CQA will ensure that such commodities meet the criteria of this temporary guidance for the category of importation.

It will be the responsibility of the manufacturers, importers, and consignees to ensure that all COVID-19 related commodities intended for consumer use meet all the criteria of the DPHSS temporary guidance. All commodities that fail to comply with the provisions of the temporary guidance may be refused entry and either destroyed or sent back to the point of origin at the owner’s, importer’s, or consignee’s expense. The satisfaction of all the criteria under the DPHSS temporary guidance will not relieve the owners, importers, or consignees of any of their obligations under federal law.

DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-12 

DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-12

DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-12 (Rev) (06-02-20)”]DPHSS has issued DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-12 relative to a revised minimum requirements for dine-in restaurants.

The revised guidance amends/adds the following provisions:

  • recommends covering chairs if made of fabric and other porous materials with non-porous material for easy cleaning and disinfection or disposable coverings as an alternative (such as paper coverings);

 

  • exempts booth seating from the 6ft separation requirement provided that physical barriers are installed between booths or existing barriers are tall enough to adjacent parties;

  • to the extent feasible, requires staff to maintain 6 ft separation; and

  • requires customers to utilize hand sanitizer or wash hands upon entry.

For further questions, please contact the Division of Environmental Health at 300-9579 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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