By Eric Rosario
UPDATE as of 6 p.m., April 20, 2021: "It will only be the restaurant that is closed. They've already completed the sanitization and disinfection process. The restaurant will be closed until Monday, April 26. The hotel management is continuing to work with Public health to complete the contact tracing process." - Mary Rhodes, president, Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association
Information as of 5:30 p.m., April 20, 2021:
The Joint Information Center is in the process of confirming reports with the Department of Public Health and Social Services that a coronavirus cluster has broken out among the employees of the Tsubaki Tower in Tumon. Kandit has confirmed the hotel has closed from accepting reservations, effective immediately, according to front desk staff.
Government and hotel sources corroborate the story that a hotel worker tested positive for the coronavirus recently. Though she was symptomatic, she attended a social gathering that included other Tsubaki workers. Now three more workers have tested positive, according to sources.
"I'm trying to get all the details currently," Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association president Mary Rhodes said. "They're definitely working with Public Health. We're providing assistance in multiple ways."
This is a developing story.