On Monday, December 21, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) will resume COVID-19 community mass testing at the Micronesia Mall parking lot, adjacent to the Ross parking garage and the old carnival grounds in Tiyan, Barrigada:
Ten (10) new cases of COVID-19 were identified out of 415 tests performed on Thursday, December 17, 2020. Three (3) cases were identified through contact tracing. One (1) case reported recent travel history and were identified in quarantine.
The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) will continue Phase 1a vaccinations on Friday, December 18 and Saturday, December 19 at Okkodo High School in Dededo, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The school cafeteria and gymnasium are set up as a temporary vaccination clinic. The initial doses will be administered through closed points of dispensing (PODs).
Fifteen (15) new cases of COVID-19 were identified out of 523 tests performed on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. No new cases were identified through contact tracing. Two (2) cases reported recent travel history and were identified in quarantine.
Nineteen (19) new cases of COVID-19 were identified out of 319 tests performed on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Two (2) cases were identified through contact tracing. Three (3) cases reported recent travel history and were identified in quarantine.
Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) Director Arthur San Agustin announced the arrival in Guam of the first 3,900 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The doses were sent as part of the initial nationwide shipments that followed the Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 12.
Twelve (12) new cases of COVID-19 were identified out of 484 tests performed on Monday, December 14, 2020. Three (3) cases were identified through contact tracing. Three (3) cases reported recent travel history and were identified in quarantine.
X Flooding is a temporary overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry. Flooding may happen with only a few inches of water, or it may cover a house to the rooftop. There are many possible causes of floods including heavy rain, coastal storms and storm surge, waterway overflow from being blocked with debris, or overflow of levees, dams, or waste water systems. Flooding can occur slowly over many days or happen very quickly with little or no warning, called flash floods.
Typhoons/Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over the water and move toward land. Threats from typhoons/hurricanes include high winds, heavy rainfall, storm surge, coastal and inland flooding, and rip currents.
“Hurricanes” form in the Atlantic Northeast Pacific region and “Typhoons” form in the Northwest Pacific Region. These large storms are call cyclones in other parts of the world.
X Hazardous materials come in the form of explosives, flammable and combustible substances, poisons and radioactive materials. Hazards can occur during production, storage, transportation, use, or disposal. You and your community are at risk if a chemical is used unsafely or released in harmful amounts in the environement where you live, work or play.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Definition of Terrorism
Under Section 2 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002:
The term ‘‘terrorism’’ means any activity that— (A) involves an act that— (i) is dangerous to human life or potentially destructive of critical infrastructure or key resources; and (ii) is a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State or other subdivision of the United States; and (B) appears to be intended— (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping.
X Tsunamis, also known as seismic waves (mistakenly called “tidal waves”), are a series of enormous waves created by an underwater disturbance such as an earthquake, landslide, volcanic eruption, or meteorite. Earthquake-induced movement of the ocean floor most often generate tsunamis. If a major earthquake or landslide occurs close to shore, the first wave in a series could reach the beach in a few minutes, even before a warning is issued.