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JIC RELEASE NO. 4: GovGuam to Close for 14-Day Period; Updated Information on Confirmed Cases

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero, in consultation with the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has implemented a 14-day suspension of non-essential Government of Guam (GovGuam) operations effective today, Monday, March 16. All critical health and public safety operations will continue uninterrupted. Directors will advise employees if they are required to report for essential government operations.

JIC RELEASE NO. 3: Three Individuals Confirmed Positive for COVID-19

The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) has confirmed three cases of COVID-19 in Guam. The entire Government of Guam has implemented its planned COVID-19 response to identify and contain transmission on island.

On March 15, 2020, the DPHSS Guam Public Health Laboratory in Tamuning tested five samples; two met the Persons Under Investigation (PUI) criteria and three were Surveillance Cases. Three tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. 

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. 

JIC Release No. 1 - Guam Public Health Laboratory Tests Three Individuals for COVID-19; All Cleared for COVID-19

Guam Public Health Laboratory Tests Three Individuals for COVID-19; All Cleared for COVID-19

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. 

Avoid Dangerous Rip Currents; NWS Advisories in Effect

The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam advised surf remains large enough along east facing reefs to maintain strong and frequent rip currents. The following advisories remain in effect:

high risk of rip currents is in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan through Thursday night. Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore. Along east facing reefs, surf of 8 to 10 feet will maintain a high risk of rip currents.  

Coronavirus Guidance Regarding Student/Employee Travel and Visiting Schools

In light of the ongoing concerns regarding the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus, abbreviated as COVID-19, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE), in consultation with the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS), is taking a heightened position of caution by implementing preventative measures to ensure student and staff safety.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued the following travel guidance related to COVID-19:

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