JIC RELEASE NO. 193 - One Confirmed Case from DLS; Profiles of Confirmed Cases; DPHSS Releases Guidance Memos 2020-24, 2020-25; Expanded COVID-19 Testing Continues


JIC RELEASE NO. 193 - One Confirmed Case from DLS; Profiles of Confirmed Cases; DPHSS Releases Guidance Memos 2020-24, 2020-25; Expanded COVID-19 Testing Continues

One case tested positive for COVID-19 through Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS). The case reported no contact to a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Two COVID-19 cases were confirmed last night from the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) and reported by the Joint Information Center. One case was identified while staying in a government quarantine facility and reported recent travel from the Philippines. One case was identified through community contact tracing of a recent cluster among service members deployed to Andersen Air Force Base.

COVID-19 test results are reported from multiple labs at varying times of the day. The cumulative total from all labs will be reported on a nightly basis, unless unavailable. 

To date, there have been a total of 225 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 5 deaths, 174 released from isolation, and 46 active cases. Of those cases, 183 are classified as civilians, and 42 are military service members—35 of which have been recently identified among a unit deployed to Andersen Air Force Base (AFB). 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/

Profiles of Confirmed Cases







Civilian:      183

Military:        42

Stable:               46

Hospitalized:     00

Released:         174

Deaths:              05


Female:    101

Male:       124

North:          108

Central:          49

South:            26

Homeless:      03

Non-resident: 39


Dubai:            02

Japan:             01

Philippines:    12

Singapore:      01

U.S.:               09

Mexico:          01


90+:              01

80-89:           07

70-79:           11

60-69:           41

50-59:           37 

40-49:           42

30-39:           37 

20-29:           31 

10-19:           16

0-9:               02

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

**Some cases traveled to more than one country

DPHSS Releases Guidance Memos 2020-24, 2020-25
Today, DPHSS released DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-24 relative to expanding and clarifying allowable and unallowable activities for non-organized, contact physical activities and sports.

The following activities are now permissible: 

  1. Any sport, and other physical activities, whether physical contact is intentional or not. 

  2. Professional or amateur sports activity. 

  3. Martial arts class.

  4. Instructions and demonstrations, whether for commercial purposes or not. 

  5. Practices. 

  6. Sports camp. 

  7. Any other activity as determined by DPHSS


All activities noted in this memorandum are approved, provided that it does not promote, encourage, or become an organized competition; a tournament; a league; and/or an event resulting in the congregation of 26, or more, people. 

DPHSS also released Guidance Memo 2020-25 relative to providing clarification on those conditions that would be deemed a public nuisance pursuant to DPHSS Guidance Memorandum 2020-19 issued on June 13, 2020. 

Due to the infectious nature of COVID-19, this Department has deemed the following conditions to meet the criteria of a public nuisance: 

For Business Establishments and Organizations: 

  • Failure to require employees and customers to use and enforce the mandatory use of face masks 

  • Failure to enforce social distancing of at least six feet in the interior and exterior premises of the property of the business 

  • Failure to post appropriate signage for face masks and social distancing

  • Failure to have a policy in place for the frequent cleaning of all surfaces 

  • Failure to have an organization-specific guidance plan in place that can be presented to DPHSS and Department of Revenue and Taxation (DRT) staff upon request 

  • Failure to properly maintain the required occupant load 

  • Failure to adhere to the authorized number for social gatherings on the business premises 


For Individuals: 

  • Failure to adhere to mandatory use of face masks while in public 

  • Failure to adhere to social distancing requirements 

  • Failure to adhere to the required number of individuals allowed for social gathering 


For further questions, please contact the Division of Environmental Health at 300-9579, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Expanded COVID-19 Testing Continues

DPHSS, in collaboration with the Government of Guam, the Mayor's Council of Guam, private, and federal agencies, continues expanded COVID-19 testing. 

Testing is free and open to the public while supplies last. 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:

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

  • Thursday, June 25, 2020, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the parking lot between the St. Francis Church and the St. Francis School


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.

DPHSS GUIDANCE MEMO 2020-24 for Sports (Signed 06-22-20)

DPHSS GUIDANCE MEMO 2020-25 Clarification on COVID19 Conditions Deemed a Public Nuisance (Signed 06-22-20)



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