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GDOE EXPANDS GRAB-N-GO MEAL PROGRAM

Beginning, Tuesday, March 31, the Guam Department of Education will expand its Grab-N-Go meal program. In addition to serving lunch, breakfast will also be available at no cost. Maria Ulloa Elementary has also been added as a meal distribution site. The meals will also be provided during spring break (April 6-10).

 

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#ISTAYHOMEFOR CHALLENGE

We’ve heard the message from leaders and healthcare professionals from all over the world. Right now, it’s critical to exercise social distancing and to stay home to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. In order to show support for island, essential employees, and to remain unified, GFT wants to know, why do you stay home?

Actor Kevin Bacon started a viral challenge called #ISTAYHOMEFOR. We here at GFT would love for you to participate so that we can show solidarity. Once you’ve taken your picture with the reason why you stay home, please email it to tharris@gftunion.com.

 

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Announcements Guam Port Authority

PORT AUTHORITY OF GUAM OPENS HEALTH CLINIC

GFT would like to commend the Port Authority for opening a clinic for workers to get tested should they feel ill. The clinic, which opened Monday, March 23, is staffed by healthcare professionals and open 24/7. Nurses are available to take temperatures and observe patients for any COVID-19 related symptoms. In addition to this service, the Port has also given employees the ability to stay home if they feel sick to monitor their health and the health of other employees.

“I would like to recognize the Port’s General Manager and upper management for all the hard work and due diligence put forth to insure the safety and well being of all Port employees,” said David Teixeira, Port Union Chair. “Employee health was the number one priority in the midst of this virus so we can remain on the job to insure our island stays safe.”

“This type of proactive management by General Manager, Rory Respicio and DGM Operations, Dominic Muna is essential and should be congratulated as they work to keep our island safe and stocked with supplies,” said GFT President, Timothy Fedenko.

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Latest COVID-19 Updates

Thursday 4/2/2020

  • There are now 82 confirmed Coronavirus cases on Guam.

Wednesday 4/1/2020

  • Total cases now at 77 after 8 more people test positive for the virus.
  • Governor Leon Guerrero confirms the 3rd related COVID-19 death.

Tuesday 3/31/2020

  • 11 more people test positive for COVID-19 bringing Guam’s total to 69.
  • A second person on Guam dies from Coronavirus.

Monday 3/30/2020

  • Guam has 58 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Sunday 3/29/2020

  • President Trump declares a Major Disaster exists on Guam & orders Federal assistance to supplement territory & local recovery efforts.

Thursday 3/26/2020

  • Total cases now at 45 as 8 more people test positive for COVID-19.

Wednesday 3/25/2020

  • 5 new COVID-19 cases on Guam, bringing the total confirmed cases to 37 with 1 fatality.

Tuesday 3/24/2020

  • 3 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 32.

Monday 3/23/2020 9 p.m.

  • 2 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Guam.

Monday 3/23/2020 3:27 p.m.

  • As of 3/22/2020, there are 27 confirmed COVID-19 cases, one being a fatality. Those 26 people are in isolation.
  • The island’s public health emergency has been extended another two weeks.
  • Gatherings at parks and beaches are no longer allowed. People can still utilize them for running or walking.
  • Per a request from Governor Lou Leon Guerrero, the Guam National Guard has been activated to help with the island’s COVID-19 response.
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AFT

AFT Providing Free Online Resources for Educators, Parents, & Students

The AFT’s Share My Lesson is continuing to build our collection of resources for parents and educators finding a new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new resource list features free online tools for both educators and parents. From online communication tools, like Zoom, to online classes from Scholastic, Share My Lesson has broken down its recommendations by age group and topic to make it easy to find something for everyone.