New quarantine requirements for travelers entering Guam

New quarantine requirements for travelers entering Guam

by Joint Information Center
Joint Information Center

COVID-19 test results are reported from multiple labs at varying times of the day. Cumulative test results will be provided later this afternoon once all tests from today are finalized.

To date, there have been a total of 248 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 5 deaths, 179 released from isolation, and 64 active cases. Of those cases, 206 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/.

New Quarantine Requirements for Travelers Entering Guam
The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) has updated protocols relative to the quarantine, testing, and monitoring requirements for all travelers entering Guam.

Effective after midnight on Wednesday July 1, 2020, the following changes will be implemented:

  1. Hotspot locations will be renamed as “High Risk Areas”
  2. For the US, risk status will be determined on a state-by-state level, to include territories.
  3. The default level of quarantine required upon arrival on Guam is based on whether or not a traveler is coming from a High Risk Area.
  4. A Pre-Arrival Negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test, in particular those traveling from a High Risk Area, is necessary to determine the location of quarantine required and eligibility to qualify for an abbreviated quarantine length.
  5. Residency status will NOT determine the level of quarantine or testing required. Considerations for alternate quarantine locations will still be made in certain limited circumstances.
  6. High Risk locations will be determined by a calculated COVID-19 Area Risk (CAR) score, which primarily assesses an area’s recently calculated Case Doubling Time and Test Positivity Rate.

Current high risk areas include: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Africa, Central America, Middle East, and South America.

For more information, visit http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19-dphss-mandatory-quarantine-procedures/.

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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