PCOR 2 Declared for Sunday May 10th

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has today announced that PCOR 2 will begin on SUNDAY, MAY 10th, 8:00 a.m. This means that the following local businesses are authorized to open on a limited basis.
  • All essential businesses operating in PCOR 1
  • Retail Stores
  • Real Estate and Automotive Sales
  • Beauty/ Hair/ Nail Salons & Barbershops
  • Florists
  • Shopping Centers/ Malls including food courts (no dine in)
  • Elective Medical and Dental Procedures/ Treatments/ Therapies
  • Other Professional Services not already considered an essential business in PCOR 1 (financial planning, advertising/marketing services, information technology consulting, photography services)

Additionally, the restrictions have been loosened to 50% capacity (instead of the original 25%) and social gatherings of no more than ten (10) people are now allowed.

The community is asked to continue to comply with all social guidelines and sanitation protocols to maintain low positive COVID-19 cases. Anyone with questions or concerns are asked to call 311.

If you missed the Department of Public Health & Social Services guidelines issued last night, please download the document here .

Read further for more information regarding requirements for your business, government or non-profit entity to safely and slowly open your doors to the public. We are doing a great job keeping the numbers down! Let's continue to keep up with strict hygiene protocols to make way for an even better Guam. Keep safe and stay well, friends!

Onward Together,

Catherine Castro
Virtual Town Hall
This morning's virtual town hall featured members of the Governors' Recovery Panel of Advisors who provided guidelines for re-opening businesses upon the Governor's declaration of PCOR 2.

On a limited basis, businesses allowed to open upon declaration of PCOR 2 are required on a minimum to:
  • Wear Face Masks
  • Develop and Communicate Social Distancing Policies
  • Limit In-Person Interactions and Physical Contact
  • Train Employees on Social Distancing Policies and Protocols
  • Implement Regular Screening Protocols for Employees, Customers/Clients, or other Visitors
  • Assess Sanitary Workplace Conditions and Policies
The Governor's declaration is subject to medical data and public health preparedness criteria as specified in the Governor's Chålan para Hinemlo' (Road to Recovery) plan.
Today's Virtual Town Hall featured:
Artemio "Ricky" Hernandez, PhD, Deputy Administrator, GEDA
Christine Baleto, Chairwoman of the Board, Guam Chamber of Commerce
Holly Rustick, Guam Women's Chamber of Commerce
Joaquin Cook, Chairman & CEO, Bank of Guam
David John, President, ASC Trust LLC
To prepare for the reopening to the public, GHRA has produced a "Reopening Beyond The Curve" handout, which features the National Restaurant Association and American Hotel & Lodging Association's reopening guidelines


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GVB has gathered market intelligence and local updates that affect our industry.

We would like to send a special thank you to SHRM - Guam Chapter for sharing their excellent chart with the Guam Chamber membership which breaks down the FFCRA in an easy to read format.

Closes May 9, 2020
Is your company struggling to stay afloat? Are you contemplating closing? Have you closed? Do you feel that our local government should step up to do more to help you and our local small businesses? We have developed a four (4) question survey that will help us with statistical information to present to government officials so we can get them to provide the financial resources our small businesses and our families are in dire need of.

Coronavirus Lessons from Other Countries

The U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Path Forward program looked at global responses to the coronavirus pandemic and what lessons we can draw from the experiences of countries and companies that are farther along in the reopening process.

U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark spoke to World Medical Association Chairman Dr. Frank Ulrich Montgomery, Financial Times China Corporate Tech Reporter Ryan McMorrow, and Christopher Schroeder, a global tech investor and the co-founder of Next Billion Ventures. View the video to the right.
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