- By Gina T. Reily
CDC lifts Level 4 'Do Not Travel' advisory for Guam
The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention has lowered the travel risk alert for Guam from level 4 to 3, lifting the "Do Not Travel" advisory for the island.
Level 3, which advises against all non-essential travel to the destination, means "the outbreak is of high risk to travelers and no precautions are available to protect against the identified increased risk."
Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero welcomed the travel advisory revision.
“At the height of our second surge, Guam had a Covid Area Risk Score of 47. Through our collective efforts, our community brought this risk score down to 0.1. The CDC has recognized the success of our policies and the commitment of our people to do what is necessary to protect one another and have downgraded our travel risk from level 4 to level 3,” she said.
Over the last seven days, Guam has a rolling average of 2.5 Covid-19 positive cases a day. To date, there have been a total of 7,751 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 133 deaths, 23 cases in active isolation, and 7,595 not in active isolation.
Twenty percent of the island's population have been fully immunized.
“While we still have much work to do to further lower our risk, we are confident in our progress under Operation Liberate Guam, our campaign to vaccinate at least 80 percent of our adult population by July. To the people of Guam, remain vigilant: Wear your mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance," the governor said.
Lt. Gov. Josh Tenorio added, “While Covid-19 adversely affected the way we greet, celebrate, and mourn, it could not take away the fundamentals of our culture—to take care of one another. Throughout this pandemic, our people have stepped up and did what we needed to do to contain the spread. Let’s continue on this road to recovery and rebuild a stronger Guam.”