President's Directive 2022-05: Government of Guam and UOG Restriction Changes to Protocols
TO: University of Guam Employees
FROM: Thomas W. Krise, President
SUBJECT: President’s Directive 2022-05: Government of Guam and UOG Restriction Changes to Protocols
This directive adjusts current University of Guam guidance and reflects changes from the Governor’s Executive Order (EO) 2022-09 and Department of Public Health & Social Services (DPHSS) Guidance Memo 2022-11, Amendment 02, effective for April 19, 2022, 12:01am.
As a reminder, Guam is still under a Public Health Emergency. While the lifting or loosening of many restrictions are being implemented to bring the island back to “normalcy”, everyone is expected to remain prudent and diligent in every activity planned.
NOTE: Per the EO, UOG units are authorized to apply stricter guidance than what is listed below for operations and activities based on their specific situation and venue capacity to remain safe and effective.
NOTE that by May 3, 2022, should the Governor and DPHSS rescind the mask mandate for indoor settings, UOG will adopt this guidance, subject to further details and guidance from DPHSS. UOG recommends individuals continue to wear masks as they feel appropriate, while under the public health emergency.
Cleaning, Disinfecting, and hand washing. These protocols of cleaning, disinfecting, and hand washing remain in effect for all UOG operations and activities on or off-campus. All UOG units are responsible to maintain adequate supplies and materials.
Signage. Protocols for signage throughout facilities and events remain in effect for all UOG operations and activities on or off-campus.
NOTE: Employees who are authorized to telework or work remotely are required and expected to physically report to duty within two hours of receiving notice from their supervisors.
When to Quarantine, Isolate, or Get Tested: UOG continues to align with current DPHSS guidance on isolation and quarantine procedures. Employees and students who have been in close contact with individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 ARE NOT REQUIRED to quarantine or get tested if they don’t feel sick and have no symptoms.
UOG employees should follow the University’s adapted Isolation & Quarantine Guidelines flowchart. The UOG flowchart resembles that of DPHSS’ current guidance. Deans and directors have the authority to implement stricter measures based on their specific situations within their areas of operation. Mask wearing, sanitizing, and sign-in/seating charts (for contact tracing) remain in effect.
Masks: Use of KN95, KF94, N95, or 3-layer surgical masks are recommended for employees and students working and attending classes on campus. Cotton, neoprene, and other fabric-only masks are not recommended, as they may not provide adequate protection against the new COVID-19 variant. KN95 masks are available upon request, while supplies last. (Recommended masks are available for purchase at the Triton Store) View chart of recommended masks.
For more information and to report non-compliance, email email@example.com.