More can dine in as Guam to ease to PCOR2

INDOOR DINING: Some restaurants along Pleasure Island in the Tumon tourist district remain closed or on limited or adjusted hours for outdoor dining. Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero will be allowing restaurants to operate dibe-in services at up to 50% occupancy by Saturday, ahead of transition to Pandemic Condition of Readiness 2 on Monday. Dontana Keraskes/The Guam Daily Post

At 8 a.m. Monday, Guam will transition to Pandemic Condition of Readiness 2, the governor's director of communications, Krystal Paco-San Agustin said Thursday morning.

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero is expected to soon sign the executive order removing Guam from the highest level of pandemic condition of readiness, as Guam has had a COVID-19 Area Risk score under 5 for nearly 50 consecutive days.

"This correlates to low hospitalizations, fewer deaths and fewer positive cases," Paco-San Agustin said.

A change from PCOR1 to PCOR2 means "most activities will be permitted to operate under moderate restrictions," she said.

The biggest change is relative to indoor dining.

Effective Saturday, pending signing of the executive order, these businesses will be permitted to operate at no more than 50% occupancy, but still subject to guidance set by the Department of Public Health and Social Services, Paco-San Agustin said.

These include:

  • Wearing of masks when not eating
  • Signing in for at least one member of the party
  • No more than six people per table (for indoor dining)
  • Temperature checks
  • Sanitizing upon entry

Paco-San Agustin said businesses should encourage patrons to download Guam COVID Alert app.

More than 30,000 people have downloaded the app to date, she said.

This story will be updated.

Haidee Eugenio Gilbert


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