Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 784 September 11, 2021, 7:55 p.m. (ChST)

Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 784 September 11, 2021, 7:55 p.m. (ChST)

Press Release

Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 784
September 11, 2021, 7:55 p.m. (ChST)
 
COVID-19 Hospital Census: 71; Preliminary Results: 67 New Cases; Isolation Clearance Letters Available for Pick Up at DPHSS Hagåtña Office Next Week;
Updated Vaccination and Testing Schedule; Additional Updates
 
71 Hospitalized for COVID-19 – 39 Unvaccinated
The Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) and Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) report the following COVID-19 hospital census, as of 6 p.m.:
 
CENSUS GMH GRMC USNH TOTAL
COVID-19 Admission 38 33 - 71
ICU  3 4 - 7
Ventilator 1 2 - 3
Vaccination Status 19 UNVACCINATED
1 INELIGIBLE
20 UNVACCINATED
6 UNKNOWN
UNAVAILABLE 39 UNVACCINATED
6 UNKNOWN
1 INELIGIBLE 
 
Preliminary COVID-19 Test Results: 67 New Cases
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported a preliminary case count of sixty-seven (67) new cases of COVID-19 from 642 specimens analyzed on September 10. Additional results are pending analysis and submission from other clinics and will be reported on Monday, September 13. To date, there have been a total of 12,294 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 159 deaths, 2,691 cases in active isolation, and 9,445 not in active isolation. As of September 10, the CAR Score is 39.2.
 
Free COVID-19 Testing Resumes September 13-18 in Tiyan, September 17 in Inalåhan:
COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING SCHEDULE – FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED
 
Monday, September 13 – Saturday, September 18




8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Old Carnival Grounds, Tiyan, Barrigada
Rapid antigen testing will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. No symptoms are needed. Bring a photo ID. 
 
Friday, September 17 
DPHSS Southern Region Community Health Center, Inalåhan
Rapid antigen testing will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. No symptoms are needed. Bring a photo ID. 
 
For quicker service, visit dphss.guam.gov/covid-19-testing to download, print, and complete a COVID-19 Testing Patient Assessment Form before arriving at the testing site. Only four (4) people per vehicle are allowed to be tested. 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. Testing for travel purposes will not be conducted at DPHSS drive-thru testing sites and must be scheduled with the Northern Region Community Health Center (NRCHC) by calling (671) 635-7525/6. 
 
The community is reminded to monitor for symptoms and get tested if they are identified as close contacts to confirmed positive cases or are experiencing any of the known COVID-19 symptoms, which include, but are not limited to:


· Cough
· Shortness of breath 
· Fever
· Chills
· Muscle pain
· Sore throat
· New loss of taste or smell


This list is not exhaustive of all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. 
 
Individuals waiting for COVID-19 test results must quarantine at home until cleared by DPHSS. Individuals whose test results are positive and who are at high risk for serious illness will be given information on outpatient monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19.
 
UPDATED: COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule 
COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS - Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
September 13 & 17 1 p.m. -
4 p.m.
DPHSS Northern Region Community Health Center, Dededo
Call (671) 635-4418/7400 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins welcome.
 
 September 13 – 15,
September 17 – 18
 
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
University of Guam Field House, Mangilao
Register for at tinyurl.com/vaxguam
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will expedite. Please bring appointment confirmation and proof of identity. Last appointment is at 6 p.m. 
September 14 – 15 9 a.m. -
12 p.m.
DPHSS Southern Region Community Health Center, Inalåhan
Call (671) 828-7604/5/7518 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins welcome.
 
September 16 & 18
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Micronesia Mall, 2nd Floor, Above Center Court, Dededo
Register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will expedite. Please bring appointment confirmation and proof of identity. Last appointment is at 6 p.m. 
 
Isolation Clearance Letters Available for Pick Up at DPHSS Hagåtña Office Next Week
Isolation clearance letters will be available for pick up for those who were in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. These clearance letters may be provided to your employer or school. Clearance letters for those who tested positive for COVID-19 between August 9 to September 1 will be available at the DPHSS main office located at 155 Hesler Place in Hagåtña Monday, September 13 to Thursday, September 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
 
For directions to the DPHSS main office, visit https://goo.gl/maps/BXUTfi4Z2fqeD7UT8
 
Three GDOE Employees Test Positive for COVID-19
Today, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed positive cases for COVID-19 involving three (3)employees. The employee cases were identified at J.Q San Miguel Elementary School, Lyndon B. Johnson Elementary School, and Agueda I. Johnston Middle School. In collaboration with the DPHSS, GDOE has identified and notified teachers as well as parents of students who may have been in contact with the index case in order to schedule testing. Tested individuals will remain in quarantine until they are cleared by DPHSS. Cleaning and disinfecting of areas of the campuses are taking place.
 
Guam COVID-19 Vaccination Update
As of September 10, 160 additional residents received their first dose in a two-dose series, 18 residents received their dose in the single-dose series, and an additional 222 residents have become fully vaccinated. To date, a total of 112,196(82.32%) of Guam’s eligible population (residents 12 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This percentage includes 9,314fully vaccinated residents between the ages of 12 – 17, as well as Guam's fully vaccinated adult population of 102,882
 
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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