NEX Guam adjusts hours due to Covid exposure

The Navy Exchange (NEX) Guam announced its adjusted hours of operation effective Saturday, Aug. 29, due to Covid-19 exposure.

In the past week, seven NEX Guam employees tested positive for Covid-19. Contact tracing indicates they were not exposed via fellow employees and NEX customers have not been identified as close contacts.

Employees will not be permitted to return to work until cleared by medical providers. Areas of the NEX have been identified for cleaning and disinfecting and will be off limits to personnel until those processes are complete.

Store hours for the NEX Main Store and the NEX II Home Center will be modified until further notice to allow staff additional time each day to disinfect, deep clean, and restock store shelves to ensure the health and safety of all customers. Both stores will open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. "As Covid-19 continues to impact our community, our NEX Guam family has not gone unaffected," said NEX General Manager Lisa Ballejo. "NEX Guam works hard daily to protect the health and safety of our employees and our customers. I have faith in our strong sanitization program, plexiglass shields, social distancing, and employee and vendor mask program. We have developed direct and targeted communication to keep employees informed on best practices while at work and outside of work, in addition to the requirements set forth by the installation commander." ADVERTISEMENT

NBG is currently in Health Protection Condition Charlie. Navy officials urge NBG personnel and patrons to follow all mitigation measures and current mandates set forth as part of an aggressive campaign to prevent the community spread of Covid-19.