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JIC RELEASE NO. 1162 - Report Positive COVID-19 At-home Test Results to DPHSS; Cumulative COVID-19 Test Results: 141 New Cases Reported January 24–30; 11 Hospitalized; One COVID-19-related Fatality Reported; Additional COVID-19 Updates

Report Positive COVID-19 At-home Test Results to DPHSS

Report positive COVID-19 at-home and over the counter (OTC) test results to the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) via email: dphss.surveillance@dphss.guam.gov. You must report your positive result within 24 hours and provide the following information:

High Risk of Rip Currents Remains in Effect

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office maintains a high risk of rip currents in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan through late tonight for east facing reefs. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from the shore into deeper water. If caught in a rip current, do not swim against the current. Swim in a direction following the shoreline, face the shore and call or wave for help.  

Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water due to hazardous swimming conditions.

Earthquake Recorded

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 that struck 82 km ESE of Yigo Village, Guam, with a depth of 10.0 km, at 3:02 p.m. (ChST).

There were no damages or injuries reported from the earthquake. There is no tsunami threat to the Marianas from the earthquake. 

Hazardous Surf and Seas Expected; Stay Out of the Water

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office has the following advisories in effect:

Life-threatening swimming conditions can be expected.

A high surf warning is in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan until 2 p.m. this afternoon along north and west facing reefs. Dangerously large breaking waves of 11 to 16 feet are expected in the surf zone. Breaking waves can sweep people off jetties and docks, and into dangerous seas.

Hazardous Surf and Seas Expected; Inexperienced Swimmers Should Stay Out of the Water

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office has the following advisories in effect:

Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water due to dangerous surf conditions.

A high surf advisory is in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan from 6 p.m. this evening until 6 p.m. Saturday along north and west facing reefs. Hazardous surf of 9 to 14 feet is expected.

JIC RELEASE NO. 1161 - Report Positive COVID-19 At-home Test Results to DPHSS; Cumulative COVID-19 Test Results: 128 New Cases Reported January 18–23; 8 Hospitalized; Additional COVID-19 Updates

Report Positive COVID-19 At-home Test Results to DPHSS

Report positive COVID-19 at-home and over tde counter (OTC) test results to tde Department of Public Healtd and Social Services (DPHSS) via email: dphss.surveillance@dphss.guam.gov. You must report your positive result witdin 24 hours and provide tde following information:

Port Authority AHAWS Siren to be Tested Today, January 23

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) will conduct a test of the All Hazards Alert Warning System (AHAWS) siren remotely from the Port Authority of Guam (PAG) location today, January 23, 2023, at 3 p.m.

The siren test from PAG is being conducted to assess operations. Residents, visitors and motorists surrounding the PAG AHAWS siren can expect to hear pre-scripted voice messaging announcing the start and end of the test, and the “Alert” tone.

High Risk of Rip Currents and Small Craft Advisory in Effect

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office has the following advisories in effect:

A high risk of rip currents is in effect for Guam and Rota from 6 p.m. this evening through Saturday morning.  Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from the shore into deeper water. Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water due to dangerous conditions. If caught in a rip current, do not swim against the current. Swim in a direction following the shoreline, face the shore and call or wave for help.  

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