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.
This directive reflects changes for the campus in the Fañomnåkan 2023 semester as we transition out of the public health emergency based on Governor’s updated message as of Jan 6, 2023.
The Governor’s updated message ended the Public Health Emergency, effective midnight on Jan 6, 2023. As such, and subject to any changes to this declaration and guidance from DPHSS, UOG implements the following, effective Jan 7, 2023:
Rescinds the latest UOG Pandemic Plan and Procedures for Preparing and Operating Under PCOR2/3 / UPPOP 2/3 and President Directives 2021-02, 2021-03, 2021-04, 2022-01, 2022-02, 2022-03, 2022-04, 2022-05, and 2022-06.
Transitions to pre-pandemic regular work hours and operations.
Transitions to pre-pandemic gatherings and food safety protocols.
Archives the UOG website for COVID-19.
Deactivates requirements for reporting COVID-19 testing to the UOG Student Health Office.
Deactivates the firstname.lastname@example.org account.
Follows transitioning protocols for vaccination, quarantine/isolation, and reporting from DHPSS.
Fañomnåkan 2023 will be the first full semester to transition back to normal operations.
This directive reflects changes for the campus in the Fañomnåkan 2023 semester as we transition out of the public health emergency based on Governor's updated message as of Jan 6, 2023.
See Governor Leon Guerrero's COVID-19 Special Address relative to Executive Order 2020-05
All students and employees are encouraged to review these campus safety tips issued by UOG Safety & Security Office.
Senior Vice President and Provost Anita Borja Enriquez has issued a memo regarding the suspension of the Academic COOP.
This directive adjusts current University of Guam guidance and reflects changes from the Governor’s Executive Order (EO) 2022-13.
The University of Guam and resumed normal campus operations due to the ending of the public health emergency effective midnight, Jan. 6, 2023.
READ: President's Directive 2022-07 (Amended)
The links and information below will remain as an archive of operations information during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 is rescinded as of March 16, 2022. 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:
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 offers outpatient behavioral health services at no cost to underinsured or uninsured individuals who need brief counseling support.
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.
UOG Cares is part of the University of Guam's response to the needs of our students and reaffirms commitment to help our students reach their academic goals. UOG Cares provides students with support and solutions in the areas of finances, academics, and health and wellness.
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