JIC #163: Zero positive out of 250 tested Friday by DPHSS

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JIC #163

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 250 individuals for COVID-19 on Friday, June 5, 2020 with conclusive results. Zero tested positive through DPHSS and 250 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2. Results include 192 samples from COVID-19 drive-through testing held at the Sinajana Mayor’s Office.

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 Friday, June 5.

Laboratory

Confirmed on Friday, June 5

Samples Tested (June 5)

Samples Tested (June 4)

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – June 5)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – June 5, 2020)

Department of Public Health & Social Services (DPHSS) Guam Public Health Laboratory (GPHL)

0

250

147

3,791

146

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

0

N/A

48

1,174

14

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

0

N/A

17

955

7

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

0

N/A

35

945

4

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

N/A

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

0

N/A

40

313

0

Probable cases

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

8

AS OF 9:30 PM, FRIDAY,

JUNE 5, 2020

Total Confirmed on Friday, June 5:

0

Total Samples Tested

June 5:

250

Total Samples Tested

June 4:

287

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – June 5):

7,195

Total COVID-19 Cases (March 12 – June 5):

 179

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 179 cases confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided with 5 deaths, 162 released from isolation, and 12 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.

Executive Order No. 2020-20

Today, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero signed Executive Order (EO) No. 2020-20 relative to setting conditions for entry into Guam, permitting limited school operations, and clarification on the occupancy limit.

EO 2020-20 allows for DPHSS to implement quarantine protocols regarding the conditions for entry into Guam. All persons entering Guam will be subject to quarantine, and such quarantine will be administered in accordance with applicable Public Health Guidance. Public Health Guidance may include a requirement that individuals arriving from designated “hotspots”, as defined by DPHSS, be quarantined at a government qualified facility.

Under EO 2020-20, DPHSS may permit the opening of smaller schools for the purpose of testing a pilot program designed to inform the development of procedures and guidelines for the opening of additional schools throughout the island. DPHSS will adopt guidelines for the pilot program, which will include input from the Guam State Surgeon Cell of the Guam National Guard and the Governor’s Physicians Advisory Group. Outside of this pilot program, public and private schools on Guam serving prekindergarten through 12th grade students will remain closed for educational purposes through the end of the public health emergency.

The EO also clarifies the occupancy limit for businesses and activities permitted to operate under Pandemic Condition of Readiness (PCOR) 2. Any place of business, place of worship, or public accommodation as permitted under applicable Public Health Guidance may resume operations provided it does so at no more than 50% capacity or up to 10 people, whichever is greater.

For inquiries on COVID-19, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.

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