Five new cases of COVID-19 were reported to the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) from June 26–28. Four cases tested positive at Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS) and one case tested positive at U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH), Guam. One case reported household contact to a confirmed case and was identified through contact tracing. No other cases reported contact to a confirmed case.
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 253 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 5 deaths, 179 released from isolation, and 69 active cases. Of those cases, 211 are classified as civilians, and 42 are military service members—35 of which have been 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
*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 Close Contacts of Someone with COVID-19
If you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, an employee from the DPHSS (contact tracer) might call to inform you that you have been exposed. They will ask you to stay at home and self-quarantine.
Close contact means you were within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes. Guidance from DPHSS is you should stay at home and self-quarantine for 14 days, starting from the most recent day that you were possibly exposed to COVID-19. The contact tracer will inform you of the dates of your self-quarantine.
- Self-quarantine means staying home, monitoring yourself, and maintaining social distancing (at least 6 feet from others at all times). You should remain in a specific room separate from other non-exposed people and pets in your home, and use a separate bathroom, if possible.
- If you need to be around other people or animals in or outside of the home, wear a cloth face covering. This will help protect the people around you.
- If you need support or assistance with self-quarantine, then your health department or community organizations may be able to provide assistance.
- Self-quarantine helps slow the spread of COVID-19 and can help keep your friends and neighbors healthy.
Close contacts of someone with COVID-19 should monitor for any symptoms of COVID-19 and notify DPHSS if symptoms develop. Seek medical care if symptoms become severe. Severe symptoms include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face.
COVID-19 Testing Available Tuesday
DPHSS, in collaboration with the Government of Guam, the Mayors’ Council of Guam, private, and federal agencies, is offering drive-through and walk-in COVID-19 testing on Tuesday, June 30.
Testing is free and open to the public while supplies last. No symptoms are needed to qualify for testing. Please bring an ID, if one is available.
COVID-19 Drive-Through and Walk-in Testing:
- Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Mangilao Senior Center/Mangilao Night Market (next to Santa Teresita Church) on Vietnam Veterans Highway (Route 10).
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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