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GOVERNOR: Special rules for special people

By Johnnie Rosario

(Tumon, Guam) A person under Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero's mandatory quarantine program at one of the designated hotels was handed a paper from her program entitled "Guidelines and Procedures for DAYS INN, WYNDHAM, SANTA FE."

The pamphlet explains to residents under mandatory quarantine why they are forced to stay in one of the hotels, the meals they will receive, where their luggage is, and the drop-off policy for delivery of outside items.

The Leon Guerrero program policy also has one glaring proviso:

"Returning residents who have significant ties to the community may be allowed to voluntarily self quarantine in their homes for the minimum period of 14 days."

An assistant United States Attorney and his wife were among those allowed to leave the mandatory quarantine after returning from Manila this morning, according to sources.

Kandit asked Governor's policy director Carlo Branch, director of communications Janela Carrerra, and spokeswoman Krystal Paco:

  1. Exactly how is it determined that a returning resident who "has significant ties to the community" is less of a risk to be spreading infection than a person who isn't so endowed by the governor as an upper class citizen?

  2. Also, how does releasing someone with significant ties to the community in any way, shape, or form help to avoid the spread of disease?

The Governor's Office has yet to respond to the inquiry.

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