Outdoor dining is offered to customers under a canopy set in front of the Ruby Tuesday restaurant in Tamuning on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. 5TH Seed Rex Deseo rebounds and wins the Proline 2020 Drifting Championship Rd 2. Get Tested and Stay Home After Higher Risk Travel. After a brief stop in Canadian politics and the non-profit world, she's happy to be back at the news desk on Guam. Over a thousand bundles of non-perishable food and orange juice, made available to be issued amongst the residents of Yigo. According to the CDC, Guam is now at a “Level 4: Very High Level of COVID-19” status. Between March 12 and Dec. 11, there were 257 positive cases of COVID-19 identified in the government of Guam’s quarantine, according to the Department of … Carrera said Wednesday she hadn't yet had a chance to fully review the judge’s findings of fact. In areas where coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is spreading quickly, it's best to stay at home as much as possible, especially if you're at higher risk of serious illness from the virus.. The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) has no confirmed COVID-19 cases within its borders. “If they were released out into the community that could lead to a potential spread,” she said. Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, PAL and various governments have issued precautionary measures, mandatory protocols and requirements for travelers. Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) are checked for body temperature at Naval Base Guam on April 07, 2020. Testing before and after travel can reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Michele Catahay Perez prepares to enjoy a midday meal with her daughters, on the second-floor outdoor dining area of the Proa Restaurant in Tumon, as their father and owner of the eatery, Geoffery Perez, prepares to join them on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. 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. In communities where COVID-19 isn't spreading, you may be able to travel, visit restaurants and public places, and enjoy safe outdoor activities.Read our tips to venture out safely. You do not need a Facebook profile to participate. COVID-19 – Global travel advisory. Arriving passengers must provide the results of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival. Current guidance on the CDC website also says: Mai Habib is a radio and television broadcaster and journalist originally from Toronto, Canada. July 22: COVID-19 cases increased by eight, of which six were travel-related cases identified in mandatory quarantine. CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Guam. Carrera pointed to other countries in the region, like Australia and Vietnam, that have mandatory quarantine, which has helped keep cases low in those areas. Check the requirements for children travelling alone or with one parent or guardian. (Check United Airlines for updated information) Socially distanced outdoor dining is offered to customers at the establishment, as well as entertaining curbside take-out ordering in adherence to current pandemic guidelines. The change in classification came this past weekend. Over a thousand bundles of non-perishable food and orange juice, made available to be issued amongst the residents of Yigo. : Isaia. Name Guam: Travel restrictions All travelers entering Guam are subject to medical screening and a 14-day quarantine in a GovGuam facility. Guam is an unincorporated US territory. Pre-travel testing enables travelers to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine if they are tested within 72 hours before their flight to Hawaii departs with an FDA-approved nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT). Testing does not eliminate all risk, but when paired with a period of staying at home and precautions like wearing masks and social distancing, it can make travel safer by reducing spread on planes, in airports, and at travelers’ destinations. Customers opt for an outdoor dining experience during a midday meal under canopies set up outside the Guam Premier Outlets' food court in Tamuning on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Travelers visiting the agency’s website are told to avoid all travel to the island, and that travel here increases their chances of getting and spreading the virus. The CDC has classified Guam as a “Level 4” for travel, as it relates to COVID-19, its highest risk-level. Hostess Michelle Otenis monitors the temperature reading of a customer who opts for an outdoor dining experience under a canopy placed outside the King's Restaurant in Harmon on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. A total of five cases are isolated for observation at Guam Memorial Hospital. Before traveling back from Guam, get tested with a viral test 1–3 days before travel. The students donated and collected enough of the non-perishable foods during November and into December, that they were able to stuff 150 of the reusable bags, said Althea Engnan, SSHS Student Body Association president. Arkansas. Guam's first batch of COVID-19 shots arrived Tuesday and the first immunization could take place in two days. This includes people counted twice, if they had contact with more than one positive traveler, according to Iriarte’s findings. Socially distanced outdoor dining is offered to customers at the establishment, as well as entertaining curbside take-out orders in adherence to current pandemic guidelines. Contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the United States for details of visa and entry requirements. The number of infected travelers was a “statistically insignificant portion," according to Superior Court of Guam Judge Elyze Iriarte. When it is necessary to leave the home, all persons are instructed to exercise mitigation measures outlined in applicable DPHSS Guidance Memoranda, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Carrera said Wednesday that Guam’s quarantine policy remains the same. At that time, the Governor wrote a letter to the federal agency saying that Guam is not high-risk and that we had the capacity to deal with any surge in cases. Simon Sanchez High School Class of 2021 seniors and other fellow students gather to distribute Bank of Guam reusable bags filled with food, collected by the students, during a food commodity distribution conducted by the Yigo Mayor's Office at the village gymnasium on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. As part of Guam’s ongoing effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, all individuals entering Guam by air or sea shall be subject to a 14-day quarantine. July 24: The Guam Visitors Bureau predicted 250,000 to 300,000 arrivals in fiscal year 2021, compared to 1.6 million arrivals in FY2019. Typed comments will be lost if you are not logged in. Receive information about Covid-19 & Travel! According to the CDC, Guam is now at a “Level 4: Very High Level of COVID-19” status. Guam now has a total of 7,183 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 119 deaths. COVID-19 Global Notice - Very High Updated Cruise Ship Travel and COVID-19 November 21, 2020 CDC recommends that travelers defer all cruise travel worldwide. Drivers line up along the shoulder beside the northbound lanes of Marine Corps Drive in Yigo for the food commodity distribution conducted by members of the Yigo Mayor's Office and Simon Sanchez High School students on Thursday, Dec 10. Over a thousand bundles of non-perishable food and orange juice, made available to be issued amongst the residents of Yigo. Public Health has also had problems with people not complying with home quarantine and that’s part of the reason why the government implemented quarantine at the contracted facility, according to Carrera. An update on new U.S. travel restrictions by state, as many states change Covid-19 testing and quarantine requirements in November. If you get sick in Guam and … Residents turn out for the Department of Public Health and Social Services' continued COVID-19 community mass testing at the Guam Judicial Center parking lot in Hagåtña, Dec. 12, 2020. Effective date: March 13, 2020. Yigo Vice-Mayor Tony Sanchez places food commodity bags into a residents' vehicle during a distribution conducted at the village gymnasium on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. The collected food was then added to the mayor's office food commodity allotment at the event. In early August, the CDC recommended that travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to Guam because of COVID. Two cases reported recent travel history and were identified in quarantine. © 2020 Pacific Daily News, a division of Gannett Company, Inc. Community testing hits the Guam Judicial Center in Hagåtña, More food commodities issued to Yigo residents, Experiencing outdoor dining during the COVID-19 pandemic, Read or Share this story: https://www.guampdn.com/story/news/local/2020/12/12/guam-covid-cases-travel-quarantine-positive-case-govguam-public-health/6500809002/. There was no discussion as of Wednesday about any possible amendments to the quarantine policy. If you see comments in violation of our community guidelines, please report them. COVID-19 vaccines aren't expected to be generally available to the public until summer. It's OK to disagree with someone's ideas, but personal attacks, insults, threats, hate speech, advocating violence and other violations can result in a ban. The patient was a 63-year-old female with underlying conditions that were further compounded by COVID-19. Quarantine survival tips: How to stay busy during quarantine, On Oct. 27, she issued findings of fact and conclusions of law and stated that Public Health data showed between mid-March and Sept. 21, there were “only 94 total cases … traced to 138 travelers with COVID-19.”. Different regulations apply for unaccompanied minors, health care workers, critical services workers, airline crew members, medical referrals, military members and their dependents and passengers with an emergency or hardship. Yigo Mayor Rudy Matanane, center, prepares to place bags of food commodities into a residents' vehicle during a distribution conducted at the village gymnasium on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Please be polite. “Now whether or not it’s statistically insignificant, there are differing opinions on that,” Carrera said. To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. #NewsFirst #PNCGUAM From the time Iriarte’s findings were issued on Oct. 27 and Dec. 11, some 2,661cases were confirmed. She is excited to be reporting on Guam's current affairs, legislature and other topical issues. Level 1: COVID-19 Low All travelers should wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet from people who are not from your household, wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer, and … ##, TODAY’S CAR SCORE: 1.6 10th Port Authority of Guam employee tests positive for COVID-19 58th COVID-19-related death on Guam recorded Public Health issues new quarantine guidelines for arriving passengers Welcome to our new and improved comments, which are for subscribers only. If a person has a positive result, they are isolated at the other hotel contracted to be the government’s isolation facility. Avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice. The CDC offered an option of seven-day quarantine if a person has a negative test and had no symptoms during daily monitoring. Whether or not that’s statistically insignificant or significant, I think that’s maybe just a difference of opinion. At this time, risk remains high and we recognize that which is why quarantine for incoming travelers remains in place.”. CDC puts Guam at ‘very high level of COVID-19’; advises against travel... To date, there have been a total of 7,168 official, The first batch of COVID-19 vaccine shots have arr, To date, there have been a total of 7,149 official, TODAY’S CAR SCORE: 1.3 Socially distanced outdoor dining is offered to customers at the establishment, as well as entertaining curbside take-out ordering in adherence to current pandemic guidelines. Simon Sanchez High School students assist with distribution of food commodities during a distribution conducted by the Yigo Mayor's Office at the village gymnasium on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. "And even with the CDC recommendations, the one thing the CDC always tells jurisdictions is that states and territories can tailor their guidelines, their policies based on their unique needs, based on their situation.”. Novel Coronavirus Håfa Adai (Hello) from the Guam Visitors Bureau, Our island of Guam is a popular destination in the Pacific known for its people, culture and renowned Håfa Adai Spirit. Department of Public Health and Social Services staff conducts COVID-19 community mass testing at the Guam Judicial Center parking lot in Hagåtña, Dec. 12, 2020. 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If you don’t get tested, it’s safest to stay home for 14 days. YIGO, Guam — Service members based in Guam are sheltering-in-place for a second time this year, after an August spike in COVID-19 cases … United Airlines Full Island Hopper Service (Guam-Chuuk-Pohnpei-Kosrae-Kwajalein-Honolulu) will serve the FSM approximately twice per month for departing passengers only. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Besides the take-out option, socially distanced outdoor dining is offered also to customers under canopies set up on the second-floor level at the eatery. Server Casandra Cruz entertains a take-out order from a customer during curbside service outside the Proa Restaurant in Tumon on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. “But at this time, it still remains the same,” she said. At the heart of our culture is the spirit of community and the care of our families as well as our neighbors, near and far. If you had a known exposure to COVID-19 while traveling. COVID-19 in Guam November 21, 2020 Travelers should avoid all travel to Guam. If the policy needs to be adjusted based on Guam’s situation, then changes will be made, Carrera said. Between that same time period, there were 100 cases of COVID-19 identified in quarantine. “So that’s part of the reason why we require quarantine.”. Travel Rules and Requirements. Saint Lucia: As of 4 June 2020, Saint Lucia is officially open for tourism. Yigo Mayor's Office employees coordinate their efforts as they issue bags of food commodities to village residents during a distribution conducted at the village gymnasium on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 113th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the U.S. Guam is poised to get its first shipment of the Pfizer COVID vaccine this week after the FDA formally granted the product emergency approval this weekend. Between March 12 and Dec. 11, there were 257 positive cases of COVID-19 identified in the government of Guam’s quarantine, according to the Department of Public Health and Social Services’ latest situational report. Mai is a graduate of Ryerson University's journalism program and completed her Master's in International Affairs and Public Policy at Carleton University. You will need to register before adding a comment. Several Arizona nurses will spend the next few months in the US island territory of Guam taking care of COVID-19 patients. During the coronavirus pandemic, the CDC recommends avoiding all nonessential travel to Guam. Check here for … She was admitted to USNH on December 4, 2020 and was a known positive case. 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Heavy Weight MMA Fighter Martinez lands UFC 4 fight contract. Server Limuel Yumang checks on Benny Quinata and his daughter, Avah Quinata, during their outdoor dining experience under a canopy at the Uomaru Restaurant in Tumon on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. All incoming passengers are to undergo 14 days of quarantine. The CDC has classified Guam as a “Level 4” for travel, as it relates to COVID-19, its highest risk-level. “We do find incoming travelers who are positive in quarantine,” said Janela Carrera, Public Health spokeswoman. Fill out your information and get updates on new locations added to your state, testing locations updates & important Covid-19 travel information. “For instance, compared with the total number of COVID-19 cases as of late September — roughly 2,500 — the figure of 94 total cases traced directly from incoming travelers is less than 1% of total cases. Coronavirus Notice Incoming travelers who will be staying on Guam for more than 5 nights will be required to take a COVID-19 test on the fifth day of their stay, unless they show proof of a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 5 days of their arrival on Guam. Socially distanced outdoor dining is offered to customers at the establishment, as well as entertaining curbside take-out orders in adherence to current pandemic guidelines. — Submit a travel declaration and self-isolation plan online and arrive with proof of a negative Covid-19 test. Follow all destination and airline recommendations or requirements. The pre-travel testing program for COVID-19 began Oct. 15, 2020. On the air with Newstalk K57 today, Krystal Paco San-Agustin, the Governor’s Press Secretary, said “we’re at a CAR Score of 15… I understand why they’d label us high risk.”, She continued: “As we achieve a lower CAR score, the CDC may reassess and potentially change our risk level. Upon arrival, passengers are to quarantine at the hotel contracted to be the quarantine facility and on the sixth day, they can choose to take a COVID-19 test. “One of the things about Guam is we do adjust (quarantine policy) based on the situation that we’re in, our positive cases, our ability to test. All eligible international travelers traveling to Guam or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) without obtaining a U.S. visa must complete Form I-736 for each trip. “But for Public Health’s perspective, we have had … positive cases in quarantine. Get breaking news updates and read about trending stories sent to you as a text message to your wireless device. Naval Hospital (USNH) at approximately 6:30 a.m. Judge: Public Health must provide adequate internet for those in quarantine, Even after Iriarte’s findings were issued, Public Health data shows the number of cases identified in quarantine is a fraction of confirmed cases identified in the community. 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