Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 924 January 15, 2022, 11:45 a.m. (ChST)

Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 924 January 15, 2022, 11:45 a.m. (ChST)

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Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 924
January 15, 2022, 11:45 a.m. (ChST)
 
DPHSS Issues Guidance Memo 2020-11 Rev14 (Amendment 01)Preliminary COVID-19 Test Results: 198 New Cases, 23 Hospitalized;COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Clinic Schedules;
DPHSS Isolation Clearance Letters Available via E-mail
 
DPHSS Issues Guidance Memo 2020-11 Rev14 (Amendment 01)
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) issued DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-11 Rev. 14 Amendment 1. Amendment 1 states that effective Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 12:01 a.m., DPHSS will cease processing of passengers and airline crew members of flights from foreign countries wherein vaccination and exception screening is already being facilitated by the airlines in accordance with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
For passengers and airline crew members on flights that are not subject to the provisions of the October 2021 Presidential Declaration (CDC Order), DPHSS will continue the screening process. These flights include departures originating from CNMI, Narita, Honolulu, Island Hopper flights originating from Honolulu, and chartered flights, wherein all passengers and airline crew members arriving from the identified flights listed shall be subject to the DPHSS Guidance Memorandum 2020-11 Rev14. CLICK HERE to view Amendment 1 in its entirety.
 
23 Hospitalized for COVID-19
CENSUS as of 5 p.m. GMH GRMC USNH TOTAL
COVID-19 Admission 14 9 0 23
Pediatric Admissions 0 - - 0
ICU  1 1 0 2
Ventilator 0 0 0 0
 
VACCINATION STATUS VACCINATED UNVACCINATED INELIGIBLE (0-4 years old)
Hospitalized 16 7 0
Total in Population* 131,688 9,919 12,229
Rate per 100,000 Population 12 71 0
SPECIAL NOTE: Based on today's data, if we were to compare two (2) hypothetical populations of 100,000 people each, vaccinated versus unvaccinated, there would be 12 vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to 71 unvaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19. The risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 is about 6 times higher for the unvaccinated as compared to the vaccinated. *Estimated population is based on DPHSS Immunization Program analysis of 2020 Census data. Updates are expected pending further Census 2020 data breakdown.
 
COVID-19 Test Results: 198 New Cases of COVID-19
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported a preliminary case count of 198 new cases of COVID-19 from 1,191 specimens analyzed on January 14, 2022. Additional results are pending analysis and submission from other clinics and will be reported on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. To date, there have been a total of 23,115 officially reported cases, 274 deaths, 3,451 cases in active isolation, and 19,390 not in active isolation. 
On Thursday, January 13, 2022, the Governor’s Physician Advisory Group (PAG) endorsed discontinuing the use of the COVID Area Risk (CAR) Score due to changed circumstances. On Friday, January 14, 2022, Governor Leon Guerrero accepted this recommendation. The CAR Score will no longer be included in the daily JIC Releases.
 
Tiyan COVID-19 Outreach Moves to Appointment-Based Testing, Hours Extended
Community COVID-19 testing at the old carnival grounds in Tiyan, Barrigada has transitioned to an appointment-based system with extended hours. Unscheduled drive-ups will be accepted on a limited basis. Starting Monday, January 17, 2022, symptomatic patients will be prioritized at unscheduled drive-ups. To schedule an appointment, visit tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
 
FREE COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING 
 To schedule an appointment, visit tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
 
Jan. 17 - 22, 2022
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
BREAK 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Old Carnival Grounds, Tiyan, Barrigada
COVID-19 testing will be offered by appointment through Eventbrite at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme. Bring a photo ID. Travel-related testing will not be offered.
Fill out a COVID-19 Testing Patient Assessment Form ahead of time, available at dphss.guam.gov/covid-19-testing
 
Requirements for Minors to Receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine:
  • Parent/legal guardian must provide minor’s birth certificate 
  • Parent/legal guardian must have a government-issued photo identification (ID)
  • Minor must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Guardians must present legal guardianship or power-of-attorney documents
 
FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS (AGES 5 AND OVER)
Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
Jan. 15, 2022
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
 
Jan. 17 – 22, 2022:
Mon - Wed, Fri.: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat.: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
 
University of Guam Field House, Mangilao
Register at tinyurl.com/vaxguam 
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be expedited. Please bring appointment confirmation and proof of identity. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing. 
Jan. 15, 2022: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
Jan. 18 – 22, 2022:
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
DPHSS Northern Region Community Health Center, Dededo
Call (671) 635-4418/7400 to schedule an appointment. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing. Walk-ins welcome. Curbside vaccination available for people with disabilities. Register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
 
Jan. 18 – 21, 2022:
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
DPHSS Southern Region Community Health Center, Inalåhan
Call (671) 828-7604/5/7518 to schedule an appointment. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing. Walk-ins welcome. Curbside vaccination available for people with disabilities. Register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
Jan. 18, 2022
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Captain H. B. Price Elementary School
Walk-ins welcome. Minors must have a birth certificate, parents must have a government-issued photo ID.
Jan. 19, 2022
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Upi Elementary School
Walk-ins welcome. Minors must have a birth certificate, parents must have a government-issued photo ID.
Jan. 20, 2022
3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
M. U. Lujan Elementary School
Walk-ins welcome. Minors must have a birth certificate, parents must have a government-issued photo ID.
 
DPHSS Isolation Clearance Letters Available via e-mail
Isolation clearance letters may be provided upon completion of an isolation period for those who tested as confirmed positive for COVID-19. Send your request via email to: covidclearance@dphss.guam.gov.Isolation clearance letter requests must include all of the following: 
  • Full name 
  • Date of birth
  • Test date and location 
  • Contact phone numbers
  • Email Address 
  • Vaccination status (brand, dose dates including booster)
 
Guam COVID-19 Vaccination Update 
As of January 13, 2022, a total of 131,688 of Guam’s eligible population (residents 5 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This total includes 12,957 residents 12 – 17 years old. 5,578 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 3,549 residents 5 – 11 years old have completed their two-dose series. An additional 297 residents received their booster shots and a total of 44,602 booster shots have been administered to eligible residents since September 29, 2021.
 
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For the latest information on COVID-19, visit dphss.guam.gov or guamrecovery.com. For inquiries, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.
 
 


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