Governor of Guam

Executive Order Summaries

Executive Order 2020-13- May 5, 2020

  • Establishing a COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Office to work with FEMA.

  • Any executive branch agency responses to Sunshine Act requests for documents related to the pandemic shall be submitted to the office of the AG for posting on the website.

  • Reports of expenditures for goods and services in response to and directed to recovery from the pandemic will be transmitted to the legislature and posted on the Office of the Governor’s website

 

Executive Order 2020-12- May 5, 2020

  • Establishing a public welfare program to provide relief to those with income less than 165% of the federal poverty level.  Applications open until May 15, 2020.

  • Amounts paid under the public welfare program are not subject to income taxation.

  • DRT and DOA will provide administrative and technical support to DPHSS to administer the program.

  

Executive Order 2020-11- April 30, 2020

 

  • Second extension public health emergency declared in EO –03 and extended in EO–09 for 30 days expiring June 4, 2020.

  • Established 4 Pandemic Conditions of Readiness (1) most urgent to (4) return to normal.

  • Guam is in PCOR 1 which includes closure of all schools, mandatory social distancing, restricting entry into Guam, emergency measures concerning facilities and materials, government of Guam operating in limited capacity, closure of public parks and beaches except for individual exercise, and a prohibition on price gouging.

  • Open government and participation in meetings via teleconference

  • DOL requires employers to report when they have reduced their workforce through employee terminations, layoffs, furloughs, or reduction in hours since January 1, 2020.

 

 Executive Order 2020-10 – April 10, 2020

  • Ordering the Public Health Authority to execute a Road Closure Traffic Flow plan in response to COVID-19.

  • Extending all provision of EOs 03-09 through May 5, 2020.

 

 Executive Order 2020-09 – April 5, 2020

  • The public health emergency issued in EO 03 is extended for 30 days until May 13, 2020 and all provisions in EOs 03-08 are extended until May 5, 2020.

  • All public and private gatherings outside of a single household or family unit are prohibited until May 5, 2020

  • Consumption of alcohol on public premises is prohibited until May 5, 2020.

  • All essential businesses and government agencies shall require employees and patrons to wear face masks and limit activities to those deemed essential. Sale of non-essential items is a violation and will be enforceable.

  • Individuals and businesses who do not comply with EO 03, 04, 05 or 06 shall be subject to a fine, termination of business license or both.

 

 Executive Order 2020-08 – April 5, 2020

  • Ordered the Director of the Department of Administration or equivalent agency personnel to implement a COVID-19 Response differential pay policy with 3 categories for employees working to support the public health emergency or those working who could be exposed to coronavirus.

  • Category 1 is a 25% pay differential for essential employees who are in direct contact or close physical proximity to persons infected or reasonable suspected to be infected with COVID-19, including public safety/law enforcement, heatlh care providers, etc

  • Category 2 is a 15% differential for essential employees who may incidentally come into contact or close physical proximity to persons infected or reasonable suspected to be infected with COVID-19, including those providing humanitarian service or direct public assistance to the general public

  • Category 3 is a 10% differential for essential employees who cannot telework and are mandated to perform their job at physical worksites determined by their agency heads and required by the Government’s response to the pandemic.

  • Unclassified employees working in the Office of the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor are excluded from the differential pay policy except for instances where assigned duties require exposure defined in Category 1 or 2. 

 

 Executive Order 2020-07 – March 28, 2020

  • The prohibition on activity in businesses or public accommodations in item 2 of EO 05 shall remain in effect until April 13, 2020.

  • There is a moratorium on foreclosure and eviction proceedings, in accordance with the Supreme Court administrative order ADM20-210, for the duration of the public health emergency.

  • Ordering a prohibition on price gouging for the duration of the public health emergency.

  • Open government and participation in meetings via teleconference

  • DOL requires employers to report when they have reduced their workforce through employee terminations, layoffs, furloughs, or reduction in hours since January 1, 2020.

  • Individuals and businesses who do not comply with EO 03, 04, 05 or 06 shall be subject to a fine, termination of business license or both.

 

 Executive Order 2020-06 – March 24, 2020

  • Extending the closure of all non-essential government of Guam offices pursuant to EO 04 and 05 through April 13, 2020.

  • Extending the closure of all schools pursuant to EO 04 through April 13, 2020.

  • Extending the prohibition on public gatherings and congregations in item 1 of EO 05 through April 13, 2020.

  • Closing all public parks and beaches except for individual mental and physical exercise in accordance with social distancing mandated in item 5 of EO 04 through April 13, 2020.

  • Suspending certain provisions of the open government law and requiring public agencies to document their meetings in minutes 

  • Creating a COVID-19 unified response effort (CURE) action team, led by the State Surgeon General and Chief Medical Advisor COL Michael W. Cruz, MD, to offer advice on the medical response to the pandemic. 

  • The Chief Medical Advisor shall have the authority over

    • Directing the use of health care facilities

    • Directing health care providers

    • Creating standardized protocols

    • Controlling health care supplies

    • Giving immunity from liability for healthcare facilities and health care workers supporting the CURE action team

    • GMH is designated the COVID-19 hospital facility

    • GRMC is the alternate hospital treatment facility

    • Health care clinics including surgical centers and community health centers are directed to provide support to the CURE action team

    • The CURE action team shall have access to and disclosure of protected health information from health care facilities, clinics and providers who are supporting the team.

    • Individuals and businesses who do not comply with EO 03, 04 or 05 shall be subject to a fine, termination of business license or both.

 

 Executive Order 2020-05 – March 19, 2020

  • Prohibiting gatherings or congregations for public entertainment, recreation, food and beverage service, theater, bowling, fitness, and similar activities starting March 20, 2020 at noon.

  • Any place of business or public accommodation shall close and be prohibited from onsite operations from March 20, 2020 at noon through March 30, 2020, not including:

    • Healthcare operations, home health workers

    • Essential infrastructure, construction of housing and operation of public transportation and utilities

    • Grocery stores

    • Farmer's markets

    • Food banks

    • Convenience store

    • Businesses that provide for economically disadvantaged individuals and shelter facilities

    • Pharmacies, health care supply stores, health care facilities

    • Gas stations and auto repair facilities

    • Banks and credit unions

    • Garbage collection

    • Hardware stores, plumbers, electricians, and other service providers necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences and other essential businesses

    • Educational institutions, for the purposes of facilitating distance learning

    • Laundromats, dry cleaners, and laundry service providers

    • businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food, and goods directly to residences

    • Roles required for any essential business to maintain basic operations, which include security, payroll, and similar activities

  • Waiving all licensing requirements, permits or fees for healthcare providers to allow personnel to be appointed to serve for the duration of the public health emergency

  • Outlining the limited operating capacity of the Government of Guam during the pandemic

  • DPHSS or DRT shall enforce this order.  Businesses who do not comply 5 shall be subject to revocation of business license or other penalties.

 

 Executive Order 2020-04 – March 16, 2020

  • Closing all non-essential government of Guam offices through March 30, 2020.

  • Closing all schools from March 17, 2020 through March 30, 2020.

  • Prohibiting all gatherings of 50 people or more in a single room or single space at the same time for social, spiritual and-recreational activities, including:

    • community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based, or sporting events,

    • parades, concerts, festivals, fiestas, conventions, fundraisers and similar activities

  • Any place of business or public accommodation for which attendance is anticipated to be fewer than 50 people, shall operate at no greater than 50% occupancy, and no greater than 50% of seating capacity, not including

    • grocery and convenience stores, hospitals, pharmacies, or other medical offices/facilities

    • or routine business gatherings held at the place of business

  • Implementing mandatory social distancing measures including

    • social distancing of at least six feet; frequent cleaning of all surfaces; posting of signs; and permitting/encouraging teleworking.

    • Older residents and those with pre-existing medical conditions are encouraged to limit excursions of any type.

  • Restricting entry into Guam of non-residents who have been a country with confirm COVID-19 cases from more than 1 week and without DPHSS documents attesting that they are not infected with proof of a test not more than 1 week from date of entry into Guam

    • Those without proper documentation shall be quarantined and will pay all costs associated with the quarantine

  • DPHSS shall issue guidance and enforce this order.

 

 Executive Order 2020-03 - March 14, 2020

 

  • State of emergency declared because of COVID-19, pursuant to 5 G.C.A. § 19401.

  • The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS), through its Director authorized to exercise “Primary Public Health Authority” as described in Title 10, Chapter 9, Guam Code Annotated. 

  • The Executive Order applies to all of Guam. 

  • Statutes, order, rules, and regulations “that  hinder or delay necessary action to respond”, including procurement and hiring, are suspended, pursuant to 10 G.C.A. § 19403(a)(1).    

  • Price gouging prohibited, meaning “it shall be an unfair trade practice for any merchant or landlord to increase the price of any goods, services, or dwelling rentals on the basis of shortage anticipated or caused by·this public health emergency” (no authority cited). 

  • Hiring, overtime, and procurement related to the public health emergency authorized, pursuant to 10 G.C.A. § 19505 and § 19803

Executive Orders of the Governor of Guam

May 5, 2020

  • Executive Order 2020-13 - Relative to Ensuring Regular, Reliable, and Relevant Reporting Regarding Expenditures Authorized Pursuant to the Public Health Emergency Declared to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Executive Order 2020-12 - Relative to the Creation of Prugråman Salåppe' Ayudon I Taotao, A Disaster Relief Program

 

April 30, 2020

  • Executive Order 2020-11 - Relative to Extending the Public Health Emergency and Establishing the Pandemic Conditions of Readiness System

April 10, 2020

April 5, 2020

April 3, 2020

March 24, 2020

March 20, 2020

March 16, 2020

March 14, 2020

Governor's Circulars

​March 18, 2020

March 16, 2020

March 13, 2020

Executive Orders

May 5, 2020

 

April 30, 2020

April 10, 2020

April 5, 2020

April 3, 2020

March 24, 2020

March 20, 2020

March 16, 2020

March 14, 2020

Governor's Circulars

​March 18, 2020

March 16, 2020

March 13, 2020

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