NEW EO & DPHSS GUIDANCE

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The new EO requires proof of vaccination for all staff and patrons
12 years and older to enter into establishments including but not limited to: restaurants, bars, clubs, fitness centers, theaters and sporting events. [Effective for patrons: 8:00 a.m. on August 23, 2021; Effective for staff: 8:00 a.m. on September 27, 2021.]

Social gatherings are limited to 100 vaccinated persons effective 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 23rd.

Enforcement of compliance will be affected by the Department of Public Health with the assistance of the Guam Police Department by September 6th. Individuals and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines and other penalties. Please view executive order for details.
The message in today's newsletter (below) was drafted before
the Governor's press conference on Friday afternoon. 
August 20, 2021
Guam Chamber Updates
Greetings!
This message comes with a very warm Si Yu'os Ma'ase to you and the business community of Guam for going above and beyond to keep your employees and customers as safe as possible over the last year and a half. As a community we continue to do our part in observing sanitation protocols to keep our places of business, homes and schools Covid free. Your efforts are truly appreciated.

Since we have adjusted to face-to-face events, we have seen a renewed excitement and energy that we truly missed by having virtual meetings. Members continue to be diligent and respectful of pandemic protocols and are enjoying the benefits of face to face engagement. We hope that you and your colleagues have an opportunity to participate at next week's general membership meeting featuring Ricky Hernandez of the Guam International Airport Authority (GIAA). We look forward to his brief about GIAA's economic recovery efforts.

Our office has received inquiries about vaccination mandates and questions about what other businesses, especially small companies, are doing regarding this. We have also heard from members concerned that these mandates violate basic civil liberties. If your company has implemented mandatory vaccination protocols for your employees and/or your customers, we'd like to hear more about it. We won't share the information unless you give us the "thumbs up." I look forward to hearing from you.

For the past several weeks we have shared in this space a plethora of information about locally available vaccine clinics, how to set up a vaccine clinic at your place of work and even how to communicate with your staff about mandatory vaccinations. We will continue to make this and similar information available as long as it remains relevant. If you missed these notices, we have updated information below for your reference.

Onward together,

Catherine Castro
President
U.S. Chamber Updates
Click on the following links to learn more:
CDC Updates
VACCINATION
CLINICS
AUGUST 20 - 21 [11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.]
& August 23 - 28 [11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.]
Micronesia Mall, 2nd Floor, Above Center Court
Last appointment is 6:00 p.m. Walk ins are welcome.

August 21 [9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.]
Drive through Vaccination, University of Guam, Mangilao. Please drive to the parking lot across from the School of Business & Public Administration

Please bring proof of identity (photo ID).

Those due for their second dose are reminded to bring their COVID-19 immunization card. To view the complete schedule of COVID-19 vaccination clinics, visit DPHSS.

Special Requirements for Minors to Receive the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine: must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian must provide government-issued identification to validate minor’s age must provide minor’s birth certificate parent/legal guardian must have a government-issued ID guardians must present legal guardianship or power-of-attorney documents

Homebound Vaccination Requests
DPHSS and the University of Guam (UOG) Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (CEDDERS) have partnered to service all home bound requests. Individuals who would like to request home bound COVID-19 vaccinations should call 311, option 2, between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, to schedule an appointment. 
Government of Guam Updates
GVB's Industry Recovery Update: August 20, 2021

REMINDER:
September 1, 2021
Pursuant to PL 36-1

The mission of this program is to help rebuild confidence among the local community and visitors as travel restrictions ease and the tourism industry begins its revival. All businesses and establishments are encouraged to gain their Safe Guam & WTTC Certification. 

It's an easy process - just click on the link to GVB's website, complete the application and upload your business reopening protocols which will be reviewed and approved by the Department of Public Health. Once your protocols are approved, your company will receive notice from the Guam Visitors Bureau and you will receive the certificates for display at your place of business. That's it - it's that easy! 

Join us and lets help make the entire island Safe Guam and WTTC Certified!
US SBA Updates

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced its 2021 National Small Business Week Virtual Summit for September 13-15, 2021. This year’s events will spotlight the resilience of America’s entrepreneurs and the renewal of the small business economy as they build back better from the economic crisis brought on by a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. The virtual summit will honor the nation’s 30 million small businesses for their perseverance, ingenuity, triumphs, and creativity. Click for details
General Membership Meetings
Save the Date
September 16th
AFC General Membership Meeting
featuring
Brigadier General Jeremy T. Sloane
Commander, 36th Wing, AAFB Guam

The Armed Forces Committee will have its in person General Membership Meeting on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. at The Gallery, Hilton Guam Resort & Spa.
 
Due to limited seating, this event is only open to Armed Forces Committee Members. Additionally, the event is not open for media coverage.

If you wish to join this committee, please email us to get started!
Hosted by VFW Post 2917

The VFW Post 2917 is reaching out for support of the 2nd Annual Gold Star Family Recognition Dinner which will recognize seven local families who have lost a loved one in the battle field. Any support would be appreciated. Please contact Brian Merenda, Commander, VFW Post 2917 at 788-9519 or email: bmerenda@yahoo.com. View Letter of Request here.
Events
Saturday, October 2nd
Dusit Thani Resort Guam

It's time to dust off your favorite gala outfit or purple pantsuit and meet us at the Dusit on October 2nd to celebrate our 97th Anniversary and your fellow member milestone anniversaries for 2020 AND 2021! How awesome is this going to be? We are so ready for this! Aren't you?


Business Opportunities
SEMINAR:
MARIJUANA HITS THE SHORES OF GUAM AND CNMI
The District Courts of Guam and the NMI are jointly hosting a virtual seminar on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. The event is free to all interested in attending except for lawyers who will be required to pay a fee to receive Continuing Legal Education credits.

Moderating the panel of presenters will be the Honorable Daniel P. Collins, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Arizona. The panel will feature:
  • Ms. Vanessa Williams, Chairwoman, Guam Cannabis Recreational Control Board
  • Mr. Milton Morinaga, Chairman, Guam Visitors Bureau
  • Mr. Mitchell Kahn, CEO & Co-Founder, Grassroots Cannabis

Please contact Ms. Stacy McDonald for additional information: (671) 969-4494 or Email: stacy_mcdonald-flores@gup.uscourts.gov.
Live Interviews for Employment Opportunities on the Tony Talks Show
Do you have employment opportunities or will be hosting a job fair? Tony Lamorena is open to a call, Zoom or live interview to get the word out to the community on his show. Contact Tony here!
RE-LIVE: A Tale of An American Island Cheerleader
Emmy-nominated Filipina-Guamanian actress Rain Valdez is looking to direct and star in her next movie on the island of Guam. Along with her producers, Shant Joshi of Fae Pictures and Myracle Mugol from GIFF, the team is currently seeking both high-net-worth investors and corporate sponsors for the movie, scheduled to shoot in April of 2022. The team is working on legislating a tax benefit for Guam-based corporate sponsors to establish a training and mentorship program for Guamanian filmmakers to build a local film and TV industry and economy on Guam. The team is also offering 10% interest for equity investments upwards of $25,000, and 20% interest for equity investments upwards of $100,000. Their fundraising goal is $1,200,000. The team is in negotiations for North American and worldwide distribution with companies like Netflix, Neon, Bohemia Media, and Cinetic Media. The interim closing date for this opportunity is August 31, 2021.

Learn more about the project and see the press coverage (including from Variety, Deadline Hollywood, Guam PDN, and KUAM) at: faepictures.com/re-live

To get in touch with the team, please contact Shant Joshi, president of Fae Pictures.
WhatsApp: +1 323 400 0610
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