August 11, 2020

The DPHSS released a new update on the Executive Order regarding quarantine and COVID-19 safety.

You can read the full update here

Here is a useful chart detailing the low risk areas, effective 8/7/2020:

Low Risk Areas

We are still fully operational and open for moving, logistics, and records storage and destruction. If you have any questions regarding your service, please contact us here.

 

July 23, 2020

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The DPHSS has released an update to the “low risk” states and countries list. These changes will affect the mandatory quarantine procedures and are set to begin on July 24, 2020.

Read the Update Here

If you have any questions, please reach out to our team here.

 

July 20, 2020

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The following status updates have been released to the public regarding Guam PCOR3 and arriving passengers:

Notice of PCOR3 status updated July 20

https://dphss.guam.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Executive-Order-No.-2020-24-Relative-to-Declaring-Pandemic-Condition-of-Readiness-PCOR-3.pdf

Guidance Memo for all arriving passengers updated on July 1, 2020

http://dphss.guam.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/DPHSS-GUIDANCE-MEMO-2020-11-REV3-07-01-20-2.pdf

 

June 30, 2020

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Please see below for updates to the quarantine procedure and requirements for travelers,  arriving to Guam:

New Quarantine Requirements for Travelers Entering Guam –Effective after midnight on Wednesday July 1, 2020

Additionally, here are the requirements for current Guam residents and Non-Residents:

Guam Residents: http://dphss.guam.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/GUAMResidentsQuarantineInstructions-6.5.2020-final.pdf

Non Residents: http://dphss.guam.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Voluntary-Quarantine-Instructions_NONResidentsQFac-6.5.2020-final-3.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact us here at info@dewittguam.com or call us at (671) 648-1800

 

June 12, 2020

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The Department of Health and Social Services (DPHSS) has released another memo outlining the impact of international “hot spots” on the spread of COVID-19 on Guam. Additionally, the 14-day quarantine is still in effect for current residents and non-residents alike.

The DPHSS defines these “hot spots:”

A “Hot Spot” is defined as a country/location with COVID-19 case doubling rate less than every 30 days. A “Non-Hot Spot” location has a COVID-19 case doubling rate greater than or equal to every 30 days. Countries/locations hot spot status will ultimately be determined and updated by the Department of Public Health and Social Services in consultation with the Governor and State Surgeon’s Physician Advisory Group. Reference data sources from Johns Hopkins University, World Health Organization and other local government reports as compiled and regularly updated via The New York Times’ Coronavirus Map: Tracking the Global Outbreak at https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/coronavirusmaps.html

Read the full memo here

We will continue to keep you updated as new information becomes available.

June 1, 2020

The Department of Health and Social Services (DPHSS) has issued a new memo offering some clarification to the voluntary quarantine for all incoming visitors to Guam. It states:

As part of Guam’s effor to contain the introduction and spread of COVID-19 all persons entering Guam by air or sea shall be subject to voluntary quarantine at a GovGuam quarantine facility, or at designated and approved quarantine location for a period of 14-days.

All persons must sign a Voluntary Quarantine Acknowledgement and any persons who refuse to sign will be subject Involuntary Quarantine.

You can read the full memo here

In addition to the DPHSS memo, the Governor has signed an executive order relating to allowing additional activities during the pandemic.

Read the executive order here

May 21, 2020

We wanted to provide a bit more detail to you all regarding the safety measures our moving teams are taking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

We have trained our staff to understand and self-screen for symptoms of COVID 19, and have created a process for employees to stay home and not work if they suspect they have COVID symptoms.

Our moving and delivery teams wear masks and have access to hand sanitizer, hand soap, and gloves in their truck. Anytime we have paperwork that must be signed or shared with a customer, we use a new pair of disposable gloves and a clean pen. The interior and touchpoints on our trucks, and the moving equipment, are wiped down at the end of each day with a bleach-based sanitizing solution.

Our freight and trucking drivers follow social distancing guidelines at the port and at delivery locations

At the Terminal/Base yard, our staff wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. We have relocated desks, changed paperwork pickup and drop off locations, and staggered shifts so that we are maintaining coverage and social distancing.

Before we enter a customer’s home, we ask them screening questions to determine the potential for exposure to COVID-19. While we are working in the home, we ask that customers only have the folks present in the home that need to be there, for their protection and ours. We ask that doors be opened so that we minimize our contact with the customer’s home. We also ask upfront for a place for the crew to regularly wash their hands. If a bathroom is not available, we supply water for our crews to wash their hands outside.

Take care and stay safe!

-The DeWitt Guam Team

 

May 18, 2020

Here are some helpful links and updates on COVID-19 and Guam:

Executive Order from Governor Lou Leon Guerrero

Summary of Executive Order

Update on Quarantine Facilities

 

May 8, 2020

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We’re excited to announce that we are now offering virtual surveys for all of our moving customers. This is something we have been working toward for a long time, and with the new social distancing and safety regulations, it’s the perfect time to get started.

If you have an upcoming Guam move, it’s easy to get started with our virtual surveys. Just head over here and fill out the form. Our team will reach out and set up a date and time that works best for you. This is a great way to ensure you are getting a great price for your move.

Take care and stay safe!

-The DeWitt Guam Team

April 17, 2020

Here is the latest release from the Joint Information Center (JIC):

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 33 individuals for COVID-19 on Monday, April 13, 2020 with conclusive results. Zero tested positive through DPHSS and 33 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2, with one additional case that was clinically diagnosed.

Because test results are reported from multiple labs at varying times of the day, the cumulative total from all labs will be reported on a nightly basis. Updated results will be provided this evening, once all tests from today are completed.

Preliminary Profiles of Confirmed Cases
Profiles of the 134 COVID-19 cases include three clinically diagnosed cases, reports of 11 confirmed positive cases received from the U.S. Naval Hospital that were tested by the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego, and four confirmed positive cases through Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS).

To date, there are a total of 134 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 58 recoveries and 5 deaths. As this is an evolving situation, information is subject to change with little to no notice.

You can read the full announcement here

In addition, we have received a new guidance memo from the Department of Health and Social Services. In this memo, the Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency (CQA) is authorized to require the affirmative declaration of any importation of certain health equipment.

 

April 10, 2020

Please read below for an update regarding road closures from the Joint Information Center (JIC):

Road Closure Traffic Flow Plan

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has signed Executive Order No. 2020-10 relative to the reservation of road access for essential business and activities in a public health emergency. Pursuant to Section 19502, Article 5, Chapter 19, Title 10 of the Guam Code Annotated, DPHSS has executed a Road Closure Traffic Flow plan to ensure that certain designated public roadways are reserved for access only by those individuals who are participating in the essential functions and activities authorized since Executive Order No. 2020-04. Road closures are effective Saturday, April 11, 2020 and will occur from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The Guam National Guard has been mobilized to support this effort. Motorists may be stopped and asked the purpose of their travel. Travel should be limited to going to and from work, a medical facility, grocery store, or other essential activity. Motorists traveling for essential reasons will not be required to display decals or placards on their vehicles at any time.

Road closures are as follows:

  • Route 1 Dededo by Lucky Supply
  • Route 1 East Hagåtña by former Shens Furniture (Oasis Center)
  • Route 1 Asan by Calvary Chapel
  • Route 8 Barrigada by Shell Gas Station

 

April 6, 2020

Governor Leon Guerrero plans to implement more social distancing guidelines which may include restrictions on vehicle transportation.

This past weekend, members of the 35th Guam Legislature introduced new bills that will give the governor more authority to enact stricter social distancing regulations.

Read the full story here at the Pacific Daily News

DeWitt Guam and the rest of The DeWitt Companies will continue to remain open and operational. Our status as an essential business allows us to continue to serve our partners and clients. If you have any questions regarding your service, please reach out to us at info@dewittguam.com or call (671) 648-1800.

 

March 31, 2020

Effective March 31, 2020, at 12:00 am, all incoming travelers to Guam will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in a government-designated facility. This order will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community from the outbreak.

You can read the full announcement here

We will continue to keep you up to date on new developments regarding COVID-19 and it’s effects on Guam. If you have any questions regarding your service, please reach out to us directly at info@dewittguam.com or call (671) 648-1800.

In addition, you can check out these resources from the Guam Visitor’s Bureau on some best practices:

https://www.guamvisitorsbureau.com/resources/covid-19

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March 27, 2020

Dear Partners,

An update from Governor Leon Guerrero’s Office on Guam’s quarantine mandate:

MANDATORY QUARANTINE MEASURES IN EFFECT THURSDAY, MARCH 19 AT 0001 HOURS

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

In line with Governor Lou Leon Guerrero’s Executive Order 2020-04, non residents seeking entry into Guam traveling from areas affected by COVID-19 other than the Philippines will be subject to a mandatory quarantine. The mandatory quarantine will be applied unless the traveler possesses a healthcare recognized and certified document that attests that he or she is not infected with COVID-19 within the last 72 hours.

The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services is requiring all travelers to secure a COVID-19 test within 72 hours PRIOR to arrival on Guam and present negative results for entry into Guam. Any and all travelers arriving without these credentials will be subject to mandatory quarantine.

Returning residents without the same certification will be subject to quarantine in their homes for a minimum of 14 days. As this is an evolving process these guidelines are subject to revision.

https://apiv1.guamairport.com/storage/public-notices/mandatory-quarantine-protocol-non-manila-travelers.pdf

https://apiv1.guamairport.com/storage/public-notices/mandatory-quarantine-protocol-manila-travelers.pdf

As an essential business, our operations remain open. We will continue to keep you updated as new developments unfold in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 20, 2020

Dear Partners,

On March 19, 2020, the Governor of Guam announced a new phase of containment to combat the spread of COVID-19. The Governor’s Executive Order 2020-05 calls for a Social Isolation Directive. As a transportation and logistics company critical in supporting Guam’s supply chain, DeWitt Guam is considered essential, and our operations will be 100% functional during the Social Isolation Directive.

Earlier this week, in an effort to help stop the spread of the virus, DeWitt Guam designated all non-operations staff to a “work from home” status. Therefore, we are already prepared for this new set of rules. We are still busy at work ensuring our clients’ supply chains remain efficient.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your usual contacts, or email us at info@dewittguam.com

We will continue to update this page and our social pages with any new developments

 

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March 18, 2020

Hafa Adai Partners,

Following the unprecedented developments around COVID-19 (coronavirus), DeWitt Companies is committed to supporting the moving, freight, transportation services, records management and certified document destruction for businesses, individuals, and government agencies.

During this emergency, we remain committed to fulfilling our responsibilities to our clients, and for the safety and welfare of our employees, their families and you, our customers.

We are very much open for business and will continue to serve and support you.

In line with Social Distancing guidelines, we are instructing our employees to work from home where possible and to only come into the office if necessary. For job functions that qualify to work remotely, our staff will be set up to respond to their normal company email accounts, access our internal systems, and receive calls to their normal extensions. While we transition to this plan, we anticipate we may experience some delay in our responses. If this occurs, please direct a follow-up email to Info@DeWittGuam.com, and we will route the request accordingly.

For many of our employees, working remotely is not an option, as their job duties are hands-on and are performed in our warehouses and out in the field.    In these instances, we have instructed the staff to take extra precautions when interacting with you, for everyone’s safety.   There may be instances where we feel it may be unsafe to proceed with services and will work with you to find a solution on a case-by-case basis.

This is an unprecedented situation for all of us, and we value your understanding and partnership.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to your regular points of contact at DeWitt Companies, if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

John Burrows

CEO

DeWitt Guam

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