JIC RELEASE NO. 286 - Consolidated Quarantine Facility; SNAP Emergency Allotment Issuance for August 2020


JIC RELEASE NO. 286 - Consolidated Quarantine Facility; SNAP Emergency Allotment Issuance for August 2020

COVID-19 test results are reported from multiple labs at varying times of the day. The Joint Information Center will report cumulative COVID-19 test results once a day, unless unavailable. 

For updated information on COVID-19 cases on Guam, visit the COVID-19 Dashboard and Situation Report at http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19/.

Consolidated Quarantine Facility 
The Guam National Guard (GUNG), in coordination with the Department of Public Works (DPW), is currently working to consolidate the government of Guam’s three designated quarantine facilities to the Dusit Beach Resort (formerly known as Outrigger Guam Beach Resort). The new facility will provide the minimum 300 room capacity needed to sustain quarantine operations with the capacity to expand to as many as 600 rooms. Effective Sunday, August 23, all incoming passengers were processed into the Dusit Beach Resort. 

The process of transferring individuals from their original quarantine facility locations to the Dusit Beach Resort began over the weekend and is currently ongoing. Individuals scheduled for release from their quarantine on Monday, August 24, remain at their current quarantine facility. 

To date, there are 256 individuals occupying 191 rooms in the current three government designated facilities: Wyndham Garden, Oceanview Garden Court, and Bayview Hotel. Consolidation of facilities is expected to be complete by Monday evening.

SNAP Emergency Allotment Issuance for August 2020
DPHSS announces that the Emergency Allotments (supplements) of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for the month of August 2020 was released on Aug. 21. These benefits were electronically loaded into the SNAP recipients EBT cards.

As a reminder, the law authorized the issuance of emergency supplemental benefits to households receiving SNAP up to the maximum allowable SNAP monthly benefit for a household’s size. Calculation is based on the number of eligible household members. Households that already received the maximum benefit for their household’s size will not receive an additional emergency allotment.

Should you have any questions or need additional information, please call the numbers below or send an email to PublicAssistance@dphss.guam.gov

  • BES North (Dededo) at 635-7488/635-7484/635-7439/635-7396/635-7429

  • BES Central (RanCare) at 300-8853/300-8854/300-8850/300-8865

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit dphss.guam.gov or guamrecovery.com. 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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