JIC RELEASE NO. 179 - Updated Hot Spots Identified; Expanded COVID-19 Testing now Includes Yona Village


JIC RELEASE NO. 179 - Updated Hot Spots Identified; Expanded COVID-19 Testing now Includes Yona Village

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 185 cases confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided with 5 deaths, 169 released from isolation, and 11 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/

Updated Hot Spots Identified
Under Executive Order 2020-20, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) can implement quarantine protocols regarding the conditions for entry into Guam. Through DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-11 Rev. 1, all persons entering Guam by air or sea from international hot spots or from international non-hot spots and domestic locations shall be subject to quarantine locations for a period of 14 days. 

Those who have traveled (including layovers) in hot spot locations within the past 2 weeks prior to arrival on Guam are considered to be at higher risk and are subject to quarantine at a government quarantine facility. 

A “hot spot” is defined as a country/location with COVID-19 case doubling rate less than every 30 days. A “non-hot spot” location has a COVID-19 case doubling rate greater than or equal to every 30 days. Hot spot status will be determined and updated by DPHSS in consultation with the Governor and State Surgeon’s Physician Advisory Group. As this is an evolving situation, information is subject to change with little to no notice. As of Monday, June 15, 2020, the following have been identified as hot spots:


  1. Africa
  2. Middle East 
  3. South America

Individual Countries in Asia/Pacific:

  1. Bangladesh 
  2. India
  3. Indonesia
  4. Philippines
  5. Nepal

Although the United States as a whole is not being designated as a hot spot country at this time, the Physician Advisory Group is monitoring the rise in cases for individual states and counties.

Hot spot locations will be updated no less than weekly and can be found on the DPHSS website at http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19-dphss-mandatory-quarantine-procedures/

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. COVID-19 testing has now been made available in the village of Yona on June 25, 2020. 

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 Hagåtña and Agana Heights residents
  • Thursday, June 25, 2020, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the parking lot between the St. Francis Church and the St. Francis School
    • Free and open to Yona 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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