Seven (7) new cases of COVID-19 were identified out of 525 tests performed by the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) on Sunday, May 9, and from tests run by other labs between Friday, May 7 to Sunday, May 9. Two (2) cases reported recent travel history and were identified in quarantine. Two (2) cases were identified through contact tracing.
To date, there have been a total of 8,043 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 139 deaths, 90 cases in active isolation, and 7,814 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 0.8.
Free COVID-19 Testing Schedule
COVID-19 community testing continues. No symptoms are needed to qualify for testing. Bring a photo ID. Testing for travel purposes will not be conducted at these community testing sites. Individuals seeking COVID-19 testing to travel off-island may contact the DPHSS Northern Region Community Health Center at 635-7525/6 to schedule an appointment. For the safety of the community and nurses, only four (4) people per vehicle are allowed to be tested. Testing times, dates and locations are below:
UPDATE: Food Commodities Distribution Continues
The Guam Department of Education (GDOE), State Agency for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) under the U.S.Department of Agriculture Food Nutrition Service distribution will be available to village constituents only on a first-come, first-served basis. A limit of three households per vehicle will be serviced at the distributions. Face masks must be worn. Bring a photo ID. Village Mayors distribution schedule is as follows:
Commodities are also being provided in bulk to the community organizations. The organizations will receive an array of non-perishable food commodities and will distribute the commodities directly to their clients/families/households:
DPHSS Reminds Community to Safeguard COVID-19 Vaccination Card
Scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic to try to steal your personal information. Keep your vaccination card safe. Do not share a photo of your COVID-19 vaccination card online or on social media. Scammers can use content you post, like your date of birth, health care details, or other personal information to steal your identity. You should get a COVID-19 vaccination card at your first vaccine appointment. If you did not, contact the provider site where you got vaccinated or DPHSS to find out how to get a card. If someone contacts you to buy or sell a vaccination card, it is likely a scam.
For more information about safeguarding your COVID-19 vaccination card, contact the DPHSS Guam Medicare Assistance Program within the Division of Senior Citizens by phone at 735-7421/7415, or via email at Biba.SeniorCitizens@dphss.guam.gov.
For the latest information on COVID-19, visit dphss.guam.gov or guamrecovery.com. For inquiries on COVID-19, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.