Twenty new cases of Covid-19 were identified out of 432 tests performed Monday, June 21. Eighteen cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 8,304 officially reported cases of Covid-19 with 139 deaths, 69 cases in active isolation, and 8,096 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 0.7.
Packages available for US citizens, green card holders, and non-US citizens seeking vaccine shots Guam has officially launched the island's vaccination tourism, with nearly a dozen Tumon hotels participating in the Air V&V program that offers tour packages. “This program captures a unique demographic of travelers around the world that are tired of waiting to get vaccinated in this pandemic," said Carl Gutierrez, president of the Guam Visitors Bureau. " This will give a shot i
By Stephen Howes and Sherman Surandiran For a long time, the health narrative around Covid-19 in the island nations of the Pacific and Timor-Leste was quite positive. Yes, the economic costs of the pandemic were substantial, but the number of cases was low. Not anymore. The four countries most affected are Guam, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Timor-Leste and Fiji. Guam, a territory of the United States, witnessed a surge in cases between August and November 2020 but since then has b
Dozens of homeless individuals and families on Guam will have homes to live in through the Section 8 emergency housing vouchers awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority will issue 87 vouchers. Housing officials expect the voucher funding to be received on July 1. GHURA has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Guam Homeless Coalition to assist with the identification and certification of
The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) has received a laboratory-confirmed case of dengue fever on June 21. The last two local sporadic cases of dengue fever occurred more than 15 months ago and were more than a month apart in January and February 2020. There was a total of 22 cases in all of 2019 (13 locally acquired and 9 imported cases), including cases from the September 2019 outbreak. The DPHSS will declare another dengue outbreak if the number
Republican senators getting impatient with the administration's silence on post-Covid economic plan With the coronavirus appearing to be under control and Guam seemingly headed to normalcy, what do we expect next? In the absence of a clear post-Covid recovery plan from the administration, Republican senators are getting impatient. "The question now becomes, what is your administration’s plan and timelines to expand the opening of the island for economic growth and opportuniti