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Latest batch of port employees all test negative; five employees remain in isolation

By Johnnie Rosario

More than three-fourths of seaport employees have been tested after they were potentially exposed to COVID-19 over the past two weeks; and all but five previously reported as having the virus have tested negative.

“We have received confirmation from the Department of Public Health and Social Services that all port employees who tested for COVID-19 on Saturday and Monday are negative,” Respicio said. “I want to thank the employees who went and took the test because they understand how important it is for us to stay safe and fully operational at the Port Authority of Guam. I also appreciate the Port Contact Tracing Team efforts being conducted by our Human Resources Division in coordination with Marketing and Safety and in consultation with DPHSS. Stay safe everybody.”

In total, the Port Contact Tracing Team has been able to identify 290 cases of close contact exposure with five port employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have coordinated testing for all exposures. All five Port employees remain in isolation and are all expected to be released from isolation in a few days. Nearly all of the positive cases have been identified through contact tracing efforts.

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