JIC Release No. 2 - GMHA Visitor Policy Changes; Mayors Council Suspends All Village Event

JIC Release No. 2 - GMHA Visitor Policy Changes; Mayors Council Suspends All Village Event

The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) continues to work with local and federal partners to address the threat of the virus that causes COVID-19. Currently, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Guam. Guam continues to assess the situation as it evolves. With any change in status, anticipate timely notification. 

GMHA Visitor Policy Changes
Additional measures are being taken at the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) to protect the health and safety of patients, staff and the public. The emergency department is restricted to patients and staff only. If the admitted patient is a minor, person with a disability or otherwise requires a guardian, one visitor/caregiver will be authorized to accompany the patient. In all other patient care areas, one visitor/caregiver per patient is permitted inside the hospital facility. Viewing for the deceased will be limited to one hour. 

GMHA has begun temperature screenings of all visitors/caregivers before entering the hospital. Persons who register temperatures of 100º Fahrenheit or higher will not be allowed entrance. The GMHA strongly encourages any person with temperatures of 100º Fahrenheit or higher to contact their private physicians. If a primary caregiver exceeds acceptable temperatures, an alternate caregiver will need to be identified. 

Mayors Council Suspends Events in Accordance with COVID-19 Mitigation Strategy 
With the Governor’s executive order declaring a public health emergency in mind, the Mayors Council of Guam (MCOG) decided, out of an abundance of caution, to suspend all village-sponsored events and activities until further notice. Although there are no confirmed cases on Guam, the global threat remains high; proactive measures can mitigate community transmission. This decision also includes the suspension of requests for tables, chairs, and canopies. Anyone requesting mayor’s verification or documentation from a mayor’s office should call before going into the office to allow for document preparation and to prevent large crowds and long lines. 

“We are committed to the health and safety of our villages, especially our seniors. That’s why all the mayors and vice mayors are in agreement to suspend village events across the board until this COVID-19 situation improves,” said Executive Director Angel Sablan. “We know it’s hard and it’s temporary, but we will follow the Governor’s lead in making sure we encourage social distancing and reduce the likelihood of spreading any infection to protect our communities.”
 

By close of business Wednesday, March 18:

  • Public senior centers will be closed to prevent the congregation of individuals particularly susceptible to complications caused by COVID-19

  • Village gyms will remain operational, but events with more than 100 people will be prohibited 

 

Further guidance on social gatherings will be provided on Monday. These temporary suspensions are in line with Governor Leon Guerrero’s initiative to maintain a safe community, as well as the CDC’s community mitigation strategies, which can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community-mitigation-strategy.pdf

 

For inquiries related to village events, contact your respective village mayor’s office: 

 

AGANA HEIGHTS

Paul M. McDonald, Mayor

mayor.mcdonald671@gmail.com

472-6393/8285/6

 

AGAT

Kevin Susuico, Mayor

agatmayor@yahoo.com

Christopher J. Fejeran, Vice Mayor

agatvice.chrisfejern@yahoo.com 

565-4335

 

ASAN-MAINA

Frankie A. Salas, Mayor

asanmainamayor@gmail.com

472-6581 • 479-2726

 

BARRIGADA

June U. Blas, Mayor

mayorbarrigada@gmail.com

Jessie P. Bautista, Vice Mayor

jessie.bautista007@gmail.com 

734-3734/36/37 • 734-3859

 

ORDOT-CHALAN PAGO

Jessy C. Gogue, Mayor

ocp.mayor@gmail.com

477-7173 • 477-1333

477-0450 Community Center

 

DEDEDO

Melissa B. Savares, Mayor

melissa.savares@gmail.com

Frank A. Benavente, Vice Mayor

frankabenavente17@gmail.com 

632-5203/5019 • 637-9014

637-5002 (Gym)

637-1129



HAGATNA

John A. Cruz, Mayor

hagatnamayor@hotmail.com

477-8045 • 472-6379

 

INARAJAN

Doris F. Lujan, Mayor

mayordorisfloreslujan@gmail.com

475-2509/10/11

 

MANGILAO

Allan R.G. Ungacta, Mayor

Mayorallan.ungacta@yahoo.com

Thomas J. Duenas, Vice Mayor

vicemayortomduenas@gmail.com 

734-2163/5731

 

MERIZO

Ernest T. Chargualaf, Mayor

mayorernestc@yahoo.com

828-8312/2941

 

MONGMONG-TOTO-MAITE

Rudy A. Paco, Mayor

Mtmmayorpaco17@gmail.com

477-6758/9090 • 479-6800/6801

 

PITI

Jesse L.G. Alig, Mayor

jesse.alig@pitiguam.com

472-1232/3

 

SANTA RITA

Dale E. Alvarez, Mayor

daleealvarez@gmail.com

565-2514/4337 • 565-4302/04

 

 

SINAJANA

Robert RDC Hofmann, Mayor

guammayor@gmail.com

sinajanamayorsoffice@gmail.com 

Rudy Iriarte, Vice Mayor

rudyiriarte@gmail.com 

472-6707 • 477-3323

 

TALOFOFO

Vicente S. Taitague, Mayor

talofofomayor@gmail.com

789-1421/3262 • 789-2010 (Gym)

 

TAMUNING-TUMON

Louise C. Rivera, Mayor

mayorlcrivera.tatuha@gmail.com

Kenneth C. Santos, Vice Mayor

vicemayorksantos.tatuha@gmail.com 

646-5211/8646 • 647-9816/9819/20

 

UMATAC

Johnny A. Quinata, Mayor

umatacmo@gmail.com

828-8251/52/58

 

YIGO

Rudy M. Matanane, Mayor

yigomayorsoffice@gmail.com 

Anthony P. Sanchez, Vice Mayor

yigovice@gmail.com 

653-5248/9446/9119

633-3001/2/3/5

653-3008 (Gym)

 

YONA

789-4798/1525/6

789-1524 (Gym)



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