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E.g., 06/26/2020
E.g., 06/26/2020

Red Flag Warning in Effect for Guam; Outdoor Burning is Not Recommended

The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam has issued a red flag warning in effect for Guam until 7 p.m. this evening. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures will create ideal conditions for rapid spread of wildfires.

JIC RELEASE NO. 93 - Beware of Scams Related to COVID-19 Economic Payments; Avoid Sharing Unofficial Information

As of April 25, 2020, 141 cases have been confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided, with 5 deaths and 128 released from isolation. When a patient is released from isolation, her or she is no longer considered infectious. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research and published guidelines, a patient is released from isolation after at least 72 hours have passed without a fever or additional respiratory issues and at least seven days have passed since symptoms first appeared. All remaining cases are in isolation. 
   

JIC RELEASE NO. 88 - Profiles of Earlier Confirmed Cases; COVID-19 Test Pilot Project this Saturday; Abbott ID NOW Updates

Profiles of COVID-19 cases include confirmed positive cases tested by the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS), probable cases of COVID-19, confirmed positive cases tested by the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego, U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Guam, Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA), and Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS). 
   

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