JIC RELEASE NO. 106 - Profiles of Earlier Confirmed Cases; CDC and OSHA Guidance for Cleaning; Events Suspended for Senior Citizens Month


JIC RELEASE NO. 106 - Profiles of Earlier Confirmed Cases; CDC and OSHA Guidance for Cleaning; Events Suspended for Senior Citizens Month

To date, 148 cases have been confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided with 5 deaths and 126 currently released from isolation (formerly referred to as recovered). One patient was released from isolation, and six people previously released from isolation have returned to active isolation status this week. 

Cases are released from isolation when at least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms AND at least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. 

Some cases that were previously released from isolation have returned to active isolation status after re-testing positive for COVID-19 through follow-up testing. To date, no additional cases have been linked to people released from isolation. As this is an evolving situation, information is subject to change with little to no notice. 

If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please call your health care provider. If a patient does not have a regular health care provider, they can call any of the Community Health Centers or the DPHSS Medical Triage Hotline Phone Numbers listed below to report symptoms and obtain guidance from clinicians, or call 311.

  • (671) 480-7859

  • (671) 480-6760/3

  • (671) 480-7883 

  • (671) 687-6170 (ADA Dedicated Number)


For updated information on COVID-19 cases on Guam, visit the COVID-19 Dashboard at http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19/







Stable:                15

Hospitalized:      02

Released*:        126

Deaths:               05



Female:             76

Male:                72

North:                76

Central:              46

South:                24

Homeless:          02


Dubai:                 02

Japan:                  01

Philippines:         11

Singapore:           01

U.S.:                    06


90+:                01

80-89:             05

70-79:             11

60-69:             38

50-59:             26 

40-49:             26

30-39:             15  

20-29:             15 

10-19:             10

0-9:                 01

  *Some cases that were previously released from isolation have tested positive through follow-up testing

  **Some cases traveled to more than one country

CDC Guidance for Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Preparing for Reopening
The U.S. Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) has published reopening guidance for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, and homes.  Reopening America requires all of us to move forward together by practicing social distancing and other daily habits to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.  Cleaning and disinfecting public spaces including your workplace, home, and business will require you to:

  • Develop your plan

  • Implement your plan

  • Maintain and revise your plan

Reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by cleaning and disinfection is an important part of reopening public spaces that will require careful planning. Every American has been called upon to slow the spread of the virus through social distancing and prevention hygiene, such as frequently washing your hands and wearing face coverings. 

CDC has a two-step clean process that includes:

  • Cleaning:  Use soap and water to remove germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. It lowers the risk of spreading COVID-19 infection.

  • Disinfect:  Use disinfectant products to kill germs on surfaces. By killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection. If disinfectants on this list are in short supply, alternative disinfectants can be used (for example, 1/3 cup of bleach added to 1 gallon of water, or 70% alcohol solutions).


EPA has created a list of disinfectant products that can be used against COVID-19: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2

For the complete CDC guidance, visit


Also visit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) website guidance for all workers and employers at  https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/controlprevention.html 

Suspended Events for May, Senior Citizens Month
​​​​​​The Division of Senior Citizens of the Department of Public Health and Social Services annually celebrates Senior Citizens Month in May. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Senior Citizens Month 2020 key events are suspended until further notice, including:

  • Proclamation Signing

  • Huegon Manamko (Senior Goodwill Games)

  • Centenarian Celebration

  • 46th Annual Governor’s Conference on Aging


For more information, contact Chad Palomo, Division of Senior Citizens Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at (671) 735-7421/7415 or by email at chad.palomo@dphss.guam.gov

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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