COVID-19 CAMPUS UPDATES
This webpage is the University of Guam's official source of information about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and includes the latest information regarding university and campus operations during the pandemic that concern our employees, our students, and the public. This webpage is also a source of important tips and precautions to help the UOG community to stay healthy.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has the most up-to-date information about the status of the Novel Coronavirus in the United States. The Government of Guam is carefully monitoring the situation on our island, and the University of Guam is also closely monitoring the global outbreak as well as the latest official guidance. With any change in status, anticipate timely notification. The situation is dynamic and rapidly changing, and notices are subject to change quickly. Thus, an over-abundance of caution is advised to safeguard yourselves, our university, and our community.
Updated on Sept. 21, 2021
The UOG campus is fully re-opened as of Aug. 16, 2021.
General campus safety protocols to be followed:
If you're sick or have been in recent contact with someone who is sick or someone who is positive or potentially positive for COVID-19, stay home.
Follow all COVID signage and instructions.
Wear a mask covering both nose and mouth at all times.
Sign in upon entering buildings and offices for contact-tracing purposes.
Do temperature checks as required.
Maintain six feet of social distance at all times.
Wash or sanitize hands frequently.
Employees and room hosts: Sanitize high-contact surfaces frequently.
Avoid congregating in buildings and parking lots.
Eat and drink only at a fixed location outdoors that is six feet away from others. Food and drinks should not be consumed while walking around campus. (Employees: See additional guidance on the Employee FAQs.)
Public campus use:
Employees and students: Submit vaccination or test records below by Sept. 24, 2021.
FREE vaccination clinics are held at locations around the island.
24-hour Campus Security: 888-2456
Emergencies: Call 911
Acting Chief Planning Officer
Interim Chief of Staff
Jonas D. Macapinlac
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
In light of Executive Order 2021-03, President Krise has issued employee guidelines regarding remote work.
We are very excited to welcome you back to the University of Guam campus for the Fanuchånan 2021semester.
UOG has adopted the governor's vaccination requirement for all executive branch employees.
Students taking in-person classes must be fully vaccinated or have an approved accommodation.
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These plans were developed to outline the University's operational procedures during an island-wide shutdown like the COVID-19 pandemic.
The room host/instructor is responsible for implementing and enforcing these COVID safety rules at all times.
The prohibition on official travel shall continue, regardless of funding source and subject to exceptions made on a case-by-case basis by the vice presidents. Only fully vaccinated employees or employees with an approved accommodation may participate in official travel.
Official travel must consider the enroute requirements, requirements at the destination, and requirements upon return at the time of travel to ensure it is feasible and authorized for the round trip to occur safely and without undue delays.
Should a travel authorization not be approved by UOG, employees and students still choosing to travel would be travelling on their own time, at their own costs, and at their own risks. Employees would be required to use personal leave.
If you choose to travel, please be aware that there is a chance that you may not be able to leave the country you are visiting and may not be able to return to Guam right away. This would depend on any changes to this evolving situation including alert levels, exposure to COVID-19, and changes to travel routes. In such cases, you should prepare a contingency plan for your travel.
The University advises checking the latest travel recommendations and risk assessment levels for certain countries at the following websites:
Updated: Aug. 13, 2021
Note: This page will continue to be updated as additional information and guidance becomes available. Please also monitor your Triton email for forthcoming announcements.
ALL EMPLOYEES are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved
accommodation by Sept. 24, 2021. Proof of vaccination must be submitted using the
secure online HIPAA-compliant form at https://url.uog.edu/submit-covid-info.
Employees who are not vaccinated and do not have an approved accommodation must submit a weekly negative PCR or antigen test until they are fully vaccinated. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated by Sept. 24, 2021, may be subject to progressive disciplinary action, which may include suspension or termination.
Employees seeking an accommodation should submit evidence of their medical reason, disability, or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance to:
Acting EEO/ADA/Title IX Director
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday
You will need to provide a copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card indicating full vaccination (one or two doses, depending on the vaccination brand received) that is stamped or signed by a CDC-enrolled COVID-19 vaccination provider.
If you don't have a vaccination card, you can request verification through the DPHSS Immunization Program by calling 735-7143 or emailing email@example.com. Requests should be submitted five to seven days in advance.
Those who were fully vaccinated at one of the enrolled COVID-19 provider clinics or pharmacies may also make a request for verification of their COVID-19 vaccination through their private health care provider.
Submit copies or photos of your proof of vaccination here using a secure, HIPAA-compliant form by Sept. 24, 2021.
FREE vaccination clinics are held at the UOG Calvo Field House and other locations around the island. You can view the schedule and make an appointment at: https://getimmunizedguam.org/covid-19-vaccination-schedule.
Employees are granted admin leave to get vaccinations.
FREE COVID-19 testing is available through the Department of Public Health & Social Services (DPHSS). For more information, please visit: https://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19-testing
Employees are granted admin leave to get tested.
Per the UOG President's Aug. 12, 2021, Directive 2021-02, ALL University of Guam employees shall return to work on campus for regular working hours. Remote work will only be permitted on a case-by-case basis and must be approved by the appropriate administrator. Updated Remote Work Guidelines will be sent at a later date.
Student Health Services will verify student vaccinations and will provide a secure roster to the relevant instructor.
The Human Resources Office will verify employee vaccinations and will provide a secure roster to the relevant dean or supervisor.
The occupancy of any room or office should not exceed the point at which all individuals can remain six feet apart.
Employees should find a fixed location (at their desks, outside, or at authorized eating locations) that is 8-10 feet away from others before removing their masks to eat. Employees should not consume food or drinks while walking around campus.
Lunch/break rooms and lounges will be closed and will only be used for significant, special circumstances under the discretion of the supervisor.
For UOG events and special activities, to include activities that have break sessions -- whether on or off campus -- to-go meals and drinks are strongly encouraged.
Any refreshments to be offered at an activity must be previously approved by the Office of the Senior Vice President & Provost. All pre-approved food and beverages at activities should be consumed OUTSIDE and with at least six feet of social distancing.
Questions on the above guidelines can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We all need to take personal responsibility for and remain vigilant in reducing the spread of the virus. Here are some everyday preventative measures you can take to ensure the safety of yourself and others:
Uplift Counseling Services
Uplift Counseling Services offers outpatient behavioral health services at no cost to
underinsured or uninsured individuals who need brief counseling support.
Project Tulaika Mental Health Services
Project Tulaika Mental Health Services offers individual, family, and group counseling as well as
home-based services for youth and young adults ages 16–25.
It is important to note that the situation can change daily. The community is reminded to only share official notices and visit the following links for the most up-to-date information:
For more information, contact the Department of Public Health & Social Services from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (671) 735-7154.
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