Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 664

Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 664

Press Release

Results: Seven New Cases of COVID-19

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:

COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING SCHEDULE

DATE

TIME

LOCATION/DETAILS

Tuesday, May 11


9 a.m. – 12  p.m.

250 COVID-19 tests per day, first-come, first-served

Old Carnival Grounds, Tiyan , Barrigada

*Drive-thru vaccinations also available. 

Pfizer-BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen 

Thursday, May 13

Yigo Gym

Tuesday, May 18

Old Carnival Grounds, Tiyan, Barrigada

Minors must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian and provide government-issued identification to validate age. The parent/legal guardian will also be required to sign a consent form on behalf of the minor to be tested or vaccinated for COVID-19.


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:


Date

Location

Distribution Method

No. of Bags

Tuesday, 

May 11

Guam Football Association Parking Lot, Harmon 

Drive-thru distribution for Dededo constituents from 

8 a.m. - 11 a.m., while supplies last. Three households per vehicle. Call the Dededo Mayor’s Office at 632-5203/5019 for more information.

1,000

Tuesday,  

May 11 

Tamuning

Drive-thru distribution will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tamuning Community/Senior Citizen Center for Tamuning constituents only who previously registered for TEFAP, while supplies last. Contact the Tamuning Mayor's Office at 646-5211 for more information.

1,000



Wednesday,  

May 12


Piti

Door-to-Door distribution begins at 9 a.m., for Piti constituents only, while supplies last. Contact the Piti Mayor’s Office at 472-1232/3 for more information.

200



Mongmong-Toto-Maite (MTM)

Drive-thru distribution will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the MTM Mayor’s Office. Food commodities for senior citizens and individuals with a disability who have registered with the MTM Mayor’s Office, will be delivered from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This is for 420 MTM constituents only, while supplies last. Contact the MTM Mayor’s Office at 477-6758/9090 for more information.

420

Friday, 

May 14

Yona

Drive-thru distribution will begin at 10 a.m. at the Yona Gymnasium for 350 Yona constituents, while supplies last. Contact the Yona Mayor’s Office at 789-1525/4798 for more information.

350


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:

Date

Organization

Distribution Method

No. of Clients

Thursday, 

May 13

Adult Day Care 

Food commodities will be provided in bulk to the Adult Day Care. The Adult Day Care will distribute food commodities directly to their clients/families/households.

95


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. 

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