One (1) additional case tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 through Diagnostic Laboratory Services. Cumulative test results will be provided this evening once all tests from today are finalized.
To date, 140 cases have been confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided, 126 recoveries and 5 deaths. The Joint Information Center reports fatalities of confirmed COVID-19 cases only. 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, including residential villages of confirmed cases, visit the COVID-19 Dashboard at http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19/.
*Some cases traveled to more than one country
Statement on the Extension of a Public Health Emergency
The Joint Information Center is aware of information circulating on social media with respect to a specific date and intent under which the public health emergency declaration may be lifted. Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has consistently said that so long as the data remains favorable, restrictions would likely be lifted gradually. This means that while certain restrictions will be relaxed, other mandates will remain in place—on a phased out basis. That will likely require a 30-day extension of the public health emergency which is set to expire on May 5. Details will be offered in conjunction with the Governor’s recovery plan next week. No action extending the public health emergency has been taken yet.
SNAP Emergency Allotment Issuance for April 2020
The Department of Public Health and Social Services announces that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Emergency Allotment for the month of April 2020 will be released tonight, April 24, 2020. These benefits will be electronically loaded into the SNAP recipients Electronics Benefits Transfer (EBT) ACCESS 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 receive 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 DPHSS Bureau of Economic Security at the numbers below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- BES North (Dededo) at 635-7488/635-7484/635-7439/635-7396/635-7429
- BES Southern (Inarajan) at 828-7542/828-7534/828-7524
- BES Central (Castle Mall) at 735-7340/735-7519/735-7256/735-7344/735-7375
For inquiries on COVID-19, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.