The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services today reported the island's worst numbers in a single by far: two more Covid-19 deaths, 206 new cases and 45 hospital admissions. The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 146th and 147th Covid-19-related fatalities occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) on Aug. 28. The 146th Covid-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at GMH on Aug. 28., The patient was an 84-year-old male, unvaccinated w
Beginning Sept. 1, Guam's minimum wage will increase by 50 cents. The new hourly wage will go from $8.75 an hour to $9.25 an hour, the Guam Department of Labor said today, announcing the effective date of Public Law 36-1.
The minimum wage was originally scheduled to increase in March based on Public Law 35-38, which mandated a two-tiered pay hike.
The first phase was implemented in March last year. The minimum wage went from $8.25 to $8.75, despite the Guam Chamber of Co
The Archdiocese of Agaña announces that five additional Catholic school students have tested positive for Covid-19 recently. Bishop Baumgartner Memorial School was notified of three positive cases late yesterday. Saint Anthony Catholic School and Mercy Heights Mercy Heights Catholic Nursery & Kindergarten each learned of one positive case today. The number of Catholic school students testing positive for the virus is now 35. All three schools suspended in-person learning for
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has raised the risk alert for Guam back to level 4, as the island struggles to contain a new wave of Covid-19 infections. Guam joins Puerto Rico, and five other countries that are on CDC's new "do not travel" list due to "very high" risk of exposure to Covid-19. "Make sure you are fully vaccinated before traveling to Guam," states the CDC's advisory. The CDC's new travel risk alert for Guam poses another setback to the island's a
Approximately $76 million in additional funding will be available for federal emergency funding for housing assistance to Guam residents who have experienced financial hardships associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, the governor's office announced Tuesday. The U.S. Treasury allotted Guam’s Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program $62.6 million and Guam’s Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) program $13.5 million to help income-eligible residents pay their rent, mortgage, and hou
The number of Covid-related hospital admissions has gone up to 35, of which 21 are unvaccinated and 14 vaccinated. Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 114 new cases of Covid-19. The number includes 20 cases identified out of 291 tests performed on Aug. 29, and an additional 94 cases reported today as a result of complete analysis and case submissions from other clinics for preliminary test results reported Aug. 28- 29. Official case cou