JIC RELEASE NO. 174 - PUA Processing Center to Open for Appointments Only;Disaster Relief Program Application Deadline; Expanded COVID-19 Testing Continues


JIC RELEASE NO. 174 - PUA Processing Center to Open for Appointments Only;Disaster Relief Program Application Deadline; Expanded COVID-19 Testing Continues

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.

To date, there have been 182 cases confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided with 5 deaths, 168 released from isolation, and 9 active cases. As this is an evolving situation, information is subject to change with little to no notice. For updated information on COVID-19 cases on Guam, visit the COVID-19 Dashboard and Situation Report at http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19/

PUA Processing Center to Open for Appointments Only
The Guam Department of Labor (GDOL) has announced that in-person appointments for those that have not applied for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) programs will begin Monday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Guam Community College (GCC) Building E. No walk-ins will be accepted. Social distancing guidelines will be enforced. The first two hours will be prioritized for veterans, manamko’, and persons with disabilities.

GDOL will also start a roving PUA processing center in partnership with the Guam Public Library System at various library locations starting Monday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Library locations (*Schedule is subject to change):

  • Dededo – June 15, 22, 25 & 29

  • Hagåtña – June 16, 23, 27 & 30

  • Merizo – June 17, 23, 27 & 30

  • Yona – June 18, 24, & 26

  • Agat – June 19, 24, & 26

Appointments are for those who have not created a HireGuam account. All applicants must have an email address and proper documentation on-hand, as they will input their information themselves on the PUA online application. 

The appointment call center lines for the PUA main processing center and libraries are 988-3672, 788-0729, and 689-1872.

Disaster Relief Program Application Deadline 
The application deadline for the Disaster Relief Program – Prugråman Salåppe’ Ayudon I Taotao is today, June 12, 2020. Those who submit their applications by the June 12 deadline will have until June 30 to submit all the additional required documents. 

Applicants can download and complete the “Disaster Relief Cash Assistance Program Application” available on the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) website, dphss.guam.gov and send the signed application by email to PublicAssistance@dphss.guam.gov or submit it to the Drop Box located at Castle Mall in Mangilao, Room 16 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

DOA will verify eligibility based on the information submitted and mail checks to qualifying applicants. For information regarding check disbursements, please contact DOA at 475-1101, 475-1250 or 475-1221.

Expanded COVID-19 Testing Continues
DPHSS, in collaboration with the Government of Guam, the Mayors Council of Guam, private, and federal agencies, continues expanded COVID-19 testing. 

Testing is free and open to the public. No symptoms are needed to qualify for testing. If your village is not listed, please proceed to a neighboring village for testing. Please bring an I.D., if one is available. The expanded testing schedule is as follows:

COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing:

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Piti Mayor’s Office

    • Free and open to Piti residents

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Santa Rita Senior Center

    • Free and open to Santa Rita residents

  • Thursday, June 18, 2020, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the St. Anthony Church grounds, Tamuning

    • Free and open to Tamuning and Tumon residents

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the GPD Police Koban Parking Lot (next to Barrigada Community Center)

    • Free and open to Barrigada residents

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Agana Heights Mayor’s Office 

    • Free and open to Agana Heights residents


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 and dial option number 1.

  • (671) 480-7859

  • (671) 480-6760/3

  • (671) 480-7883 

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


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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