Joint Information Center – JIC Release No. 937 January 26, 2022, 6:25 p.m. (ChST)

Joint Information Center – JIC Release No. 937 January 26, 2022, 6:25 p.m. (ChST)

Press Release

Joint Information Center – JIC Release No. 937
January 26, 2022, 6:25 p.m. (ChST)
 
COVID-19 Test Results: 850 New Cases, 36 Hospitalized; DPHSS Prioritizes Testing Symptomatic Patients, High-Risk Close Contacts; COVID-19 Isolation Clearance Letters Not Required; Additional COVID-19 Updates; Food Commodities Distribution Continues
 
36 Hospitalized for COVID-19
CENSUS as of 5 p.m. GMH GRMC USNH TOTAL
COVID-19 Admission 20 12 4 36
Pediatric Admissions 0 - - 0
ICU  2 1 0 3
Ventilator 1 0 0 1
 
VACCINATION STATUS VACCINATED UNVACCINATED INELIGIBLE (0-4 years old)
Hospitalized 25 8 0
Total in Population* 132,554 9,053 12,229
Rate per 100,000 Population 19 88 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 19 vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to 88 unvaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19. The risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 is about 5 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: 850 New Cases of COVID-19 
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 850 new cases of COVID-19 from 2,636specimens analyzed on January 25, 2022. 167 of the cases reported today are through the Department of Defense. To date, there have been a total of 29,478 officially reported cases, 282 deaths, 6,945 cases in active isolation, and 22,251 not in active isolation.
 
DPHSS Prioritizes Testing Symptomatic Patients, High-Risk Close Contacts
DPHSS and Community Testing Partners are prioritizing COVID-19 testing across all DPHSS testing platforms to only symptomatic patients and high-risk close contacts. Due to the high volume of testing in the last several weeks, testing kits and supplies are limited. The criteria for high-risk close contacts are:
  • Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated
  • Age 65 or older
  • Multiple comorbidities or multiple underlying health conditions
  • Moderately to severely immunocompromised condition
 
Tiyan COVID-19 Outreach Appointment-Based Testing
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. For the safety of the community and swabbers, only four (4) adults per vehicle are allowed to be tested. To schedule an appointment, visit tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
FREE COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING – Tiyan
 To schedule an appointment, visit tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
Jan. 27 - 29 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/covidstopswithmeFour adults per vehicle. Bring a photo ID.
Travel-related testing will not be offered.
 
FREE COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING – DPHSS Community Health Centers




Jan. 27 - 29 2022
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
DPHSS Southern Region Community Health Center, Inalåhan
By appointment only for individuals with COVID-like symptoms. Four adults per vehicle. Bring a photo ID. Travel-related testing will not be offered. Call (671) 828-7604/5/7518.
Register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme

DPHSS Northern Region Community Health Center, Dededo
By appointment only for individuals with COVID-like symptoms. Four adults per vehicle. Bring a photo ID. Travel-related testing will not be offered.
Call (671) 635-7525/6 to schedule an appointment.
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. 28, 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. 27 – 29, 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. 27 – 28, 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
 
AFTER-SCHOOL COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS (AGES 5 AND OVER)



Jan. 27, 2022:
 
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
C.L. Taitano Elementary School
Walk-ins welcome. Minors must have birth certificate,
parents must have a government-issued photo ID.
 
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Merizo Elementary School
Walk-ins welcome. Minors must have birth certificate,
parents must have a government-issued photo ID.
 
COVID-19 Isolation Clearance Letters Not Required
The community is reminded that in accordance with DPHSS Guidance Memo 2021-16 REV01 (Amendment 01), an isolation clearance letter is not required at the conclusion of the isolation or quarantine period. Although an isolation clearance letter may still be requested, businesses, organizations, and Government of Guam agencies are not required to have employees or staff furnish proof of the conclusion of isolation or quarantine to return to work or school.
 
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. Distribution is limited to three households per vehicle at the sites. Face masks must be worn; bring a photo ID.
Date Location Distribution Method - While Supplies Last # of Bags
 
Thursday,  
Jan. 27, 2022
 
Asan/Maina
Drive-thru distribution will be held from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Asan/Maina Mayor’s Office for Asan/Maina constituents only, while supplies last. For more information, contact the Mayor’s Office at 671-472-6581 or 671-479-2726.  
350
 
Piti
Door-to-Door distribution for Piti constituents begins at 9:30 a.m., while supplies last. For more information, contact the Mayor’s Office at 671-472-1232/3.  
150
 
Friday,  
Jan. 28, 2022
 
Dededo
Drive-thru distribution will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Guam Football Association in Dededo, for Dededo constituents only, while supplies last. For more information, contact the Mayor’s Office at 671-632-5203/5019.  
1,000
 
Guam COVID-19 Vaccination Update 
As of January 25, 2022, a total of 132,554 of Guam’s eligible population (residents 5 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This total includes 13,122 residents 12 – 17 years old. 6,412 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 4,022 residents 5 – 11 years old have completed their two-dose series. An additional 300 residents received their booster shots and a total of 49,878 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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