The Guam Daily Post - COVID-19 Updates
Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
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AG staffer joins double pay suit

An employee at the Office of the Attorney General has joined the lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of Guam that seeks double pay for essential government employees who have been working during the public health emergency.


Homeless coalition balks at plan to house 4 to 5 people in a tent

The Guam Homeless Coalition withdrew from taking the lead on the management of Operation Safe Haven, a plan to provide emergency shelter to the homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic, because of crowding and safety concerns.


COVID-19 testing focuses on the homeless: 'They have no ride'

The men hid in the shade at one side of the Oka Pay-Less Supermarket in Tamuning. Officials from the nonprofit Salvation Army Guam Corps had begun talking to them as a few people wearing bright blue scrubs emerged from the van parked across from where they sat. These were health care workers who had come to act on COVID-19 testing initiatives, recently expanded to assess the homeless populations in Tamuning, Tumon, Hagåtña and Dededo.


FDA clears SKorea test kits used in CNMI

The COVID-19 test kits from South Korea that were ordered in bulk by the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands government have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


Editorial

Small businesses do need the GRT reduced for survival

A Guam bankruptcy attorney, Gary Gumataotao, gave a somber opinion in a story in The Guam Daily Post on Tuesday, that small businesses struggling to make ends meet and pay their debts – after nearly three months of little to zero revenue – could simply close up shop.


Sports

Aguon ready for life's next challenge

In middle school, John F. Kennedy senior Joseph Aguon joined track because it was something to do as a sixth grader. In eighth grade, he hit a groove and found a love for athletics, the sport opening the door to life-changing experiences, meaningful friendships and a passion for that runner’s high.



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