The A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) announces two (2) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst airport employees.
GIAA Executive Manager John "JQ" Quinata reported that, "We were informed that two more of our Airport staff tested positive for COVID-19. Administrative offices will remain closed for the remainder of the week in an abundance of caution while we continue internal contact tracing and testing efforts in collaboration with the Department of Public Health and Social Services."
Since Monday, internal contact tracing had been initiated and will continue with these new positive cases. All those identified as close contacts have been advised to self-quarantine at home and monitor their symptoms; and are expected to be tested as soon as possible, if they have not been tested already.
"As the only civilian airport serving our island, we are mission essential and our airport operations must continue. Your Guam airport is committed to maintaining a safe environment and will continue to extend every effort to ensure the health and safety of the overall airport community," stated Mr. Quinata.
Currently, the general public is not allowed in the airport terminal. Only GIAA-authorized employees, those providing GIAA-approved essential services, and ticketed passengers are allowed into the terminal. Entry is controlled with only official designated entrances on the ground departure level and the basement arrivals level. 100% thermal screening continues to be in place at specified controlled entry points, while the mandatory use of face masks/coverings is strictly enforced. Signage throughout the terminal remind patrons to practice social distancing and frequent hand washing.