Joint Information Center – JIC Release No. 940 January 28, 2022, 6:35 p.m. (ChST)

Joint Information Center – JIC Release No. 940 January 28, 2022, 6:35 p.m. (ChST)

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Joint Information Center – JIC Release No. 940
January 28, 2022, 6:35 p.m. (ChST)
 
285th COVID-19-related Fatality Reported; COVID-19 Test Results: 817 New Cases, 40 Hospitalized; Additional COVID-19 Updates
 
285th COVID-19-related Fatality Reported
Today, the Joint Information Center was notified Guam’s 285th COVID-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at the Guam Regional Medical City on January 26, 2022. The patient was a 45-year-old male, vaccinated, with unknown underlying health conditions. He tested positive on January 26, 2022. 
 
“Governor Lou, First Gentleman Jeff, and I send our thoughts of comfort and condolence to the grieving family,” said Acting Governor Josh Tenorio. “Passings such as these remind us just how deep we remain in the clenches of this pandemic and how important it is to not let our guard down.”
 
Hotline for Isolation Facility
Phone numbers have been established for the Government of Guam Isolation Facility (ISOFAC) at the Bayview Hotel in Tumon. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 may call (671) 998-4527 or (671) 998-4547 daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. DPHSS nurses and staff will assist patients in determining whether they may be eligible for endorsement into the ISOFAC. The community is reminded to carefully dial with the prefix 998, in order to connect properly and to avoid disruption of other members of our community.
 
40 Hospitalized for COVID-19
CENSUS as of 5 p.m. GMH GRMC USNH TOTAL
COVID-19 Admission 24 14 2 40
Pediatric Admissions 0 - - 0
ICU  0 1 0 1
Ventilator 0 0 0 0
 
VACCINATION STATUS VACCINATED UNVACCINATED INELIGIBLE (0-4 years old)
Hospitalized 29 11 0
Total in Population* 132,676 8,931 12,229
Rate per 100,000 Population 22 123 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 22 vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to 123 unvaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19. The risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 is about6 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: 817 New Cases of COVID-19 
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 817 new cases of COVID-19 from 2,173specimens analyzed on January 27, 2022. 94 of the cases reported today are through the Department of Defense. To date, there have been a total of 31,038 officially reported cases, 285 deaths, 7,384 cases in active isolation, and 23,369 not in active isolation.
 
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. 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. 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
 
COVID-19 Vaccination Support Clinic for Families of Children with Disabilities
COVID-19 vaccination support clinics for families of children with disabilities are available. These clinics will also be open to the community. 
COVID-19 VACCINATION SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
Clinic is a partnership between DPHSS, the University of Guam Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (CEDDERS), Guam Legal Services Corporation, Guam Developmental Disabilities Council, Guam Regional Transit Authority, Department of Integrated Services for Individuals with Disabilities, and the Office of the Governor.
 
Jan. 29, 2022:
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dededo Mayor’s Office, Dededo
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be expedited. Please bring appointment confirmation and proof of identity. Minors must have a birth certificate, parents must have a government-issued photo ID. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing.
Register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
 
Feb. 5, 2022:
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Agat Gym, Hagat
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be expedited. Please bring appointment confirmation and proof of identity. Minors must have a birth certificate, parents must have a government-issued photo ID. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing.
Register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
 
Feb. 12, 2022:
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Barrigada Mayor’s Office, Barrigada
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be expedited. Please bring appointment confirmation and proof of identity. Minors must have a birth certificate, parents must have a government-issued photo ID. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing.
Register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
 
Feb. 19, 2022:
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dededo Mayor’s Office, Dededo
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be expedited. Please bring appointment confirmation and proof of identity. Minors must have a birth certificate, parents must have a government-issued photo ID. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing.
Register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
 
Feb. 26, 2022:
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Agat Gym, Hagat
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be expedited. Please bring appointment confirmation and proof of identity. Minors must have a birth certificate, parents must have a government-issued photo ID. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing.
Register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
 
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. 29, 2022:
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. 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
 
Guam COVID-19 Vaccination Update 
As of January 27, 2022, a total of 132,676 of Guam’s eligible population (residents 5 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This total includes 13,122 residents 12 – 17 years old. 6,538 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 4,085 residents 5 – 11 years old have completed their two-dose series. An additional 487 residents received their booster shots and a total of 50,595 booster shots have been administered to eligible residents since September 29, 2021.
 
​​GBHWC Crisis Hotline
The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC) has a Crisis Hotline available 24/7
at (671) 647-8833/4. For those feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, or need to talk to
someone, GBHWC has experienced providers available and ready to assist the community with
any heightened stress and anxiety experienced as a result of COVID-19.
 
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