One new probable case of COVID-19 was reported to the Department of Public Health and
Social Services (DPHSS) from the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC).
To date, there have been 170 cases confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided with 5 deaths, 143 released from isolation, and 22 active cases. As this is an evolving situation, information is subject to change with little to no notice.
COVID-19 test results are reported from multiple labs at varying times of the day. Cumulative test results will be provided this evening once all tests from today are finalized.
For updated information on COVID-19 cases on Guam, visit the COVID-19 Dashboard and Situation Report at http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19/.
*Some cases that were previously released from isolation have tested positive through follow-up testing
**Some cases traveled to more than one country
Guidance for Facial Coverings
The CDC recommends that cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age two, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
Pediatrician Dr. Michael Um, from the Physicians Advisory Group, recommends that facial coverings should not be put on children and babies under the age of two because facial coverings on toddlers and babies may cause suffocation.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends parents and guardians practice proper hygiene around children by frequent hand washing with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, covering coughs and sneezes. Parents and guardians should use facial coverings and practicing social distancing when going out in public.
Guidance for Dine-In Restaurants
DPHSS issued Guidance Memo 2020-09, relative to minimum requirements for dine-in restaurants. Dine-in restaurants are able to operate with required additional measures in order to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19. Salad bars, buffets, and self-service operations of any kind remain prohibited at this time. Outdoor dining is allowed and recommended.
For inquiries on COVID-19, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.
Click Here to View ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE 5_27_2020
Click Here to View DPHSS GUIDANCE MEMO 2020-09