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.
Updated on March 31, 2022
The UOG campus is fully re-opened as of Aug. 16, 2021.
General campus safety protocols to be followed:
If you're sick or have been in recent contact with someone who is sick or someone who is positive or potentially positive for COVID-19, stay home.
Follow all COVID signage and instructions.
Properly wear a well-fitted mask always covering your nose and mouth both indoors and outdoors. Recommended masks are KN95, KF94, N94, or 3-layer surgical masks.
Sign in upon entering buildings and offices for contact-tracing purposes.
Do temperature checks as required.
Maintain six feet of social distance at all times.
Wash or sanitize hands frequently.
Employees and room hosts: Sanitize high-contact surfaces frequently.
Avoid congregating in buildings and parking lots.
Eat and drink only at a fixed location outdoors that is six feet away from others. Food and drinks should not be consumed while walking around campus. (Employees: See additional guidance on the Employee FAQs.)
Public campus use:
FREE vaccination clinics are held at locations around the island.
24-hour Campus Security: 888-2456
Emergencies: Call 911
Acting Chief Planning Officer
Interim Chief of Staff
Jonas D. Macapinlac
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
We are pleased to inform you that the University of Guam will be returning to primarily in-person classes for Fanuchånan 2022 beginning in August.
This directive adjusts current University of Guam guidance and reflects changes from the Governor’s Executive Order (EO) 2022-06 and Department of Public Health & Social Services (DPHSS) Guidance Memo 2022-11.
This directive addresses the continuation of student support services and UOG operations should one or more employee within a department either
This directive addresses the continuation of student support services and UOG operations should one or more employee within a department
Interim Vice Provost, Dr. Santos-Bamba, outlines alternate grading options
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:
Updated: March 31, 2022
Note: This page will continue to be updated as additional information and guidance becomes available. Please also monitor your Triton email for forthcoming announcements.
In accordance with current DPHSS Guidelines, please note that proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or approved accommodations are no longer necessary to register and attend in-person classes in Finakpo’ 2022 or Fanuchånan 2022, unless required by specific courses such as practicum/internships. This includes on-campus activities such as training sessions, workshops, and other events.
However, all students are still highly encouraged to get vaccinated or boosted for those qualified, especially if at risk.
NOTE: These requirements will be updated should the Governor or DPHSS change guidance or procedures regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
FREE vaccination clinics are held around the island. You can view the schedule and make an appointment at: http://getimmunizedguam.org/covid-19-vaccination-schedule.
Employees are granted admin leave to get vaccinations.
Per the UOG President's Directive 2022-04, all University of Guam employees shall return to work on campus for regular working hours.
Deans and directors have the authority to institute remote work schedules and rotating work schedules based on the prevention of possible exposure to or spread of COVID-19 within an office or department. Rotating schedules will help to ensure that students, external and internal customers, and visitors conducting business on-campus
continue to receive in-person or on-site UOG services. Rotating work schedules do not apply to employees with separate, individual offices unless approved by their supervisor. This provision will remain in place until further notice.
NOTE: Employees who are authorized to telework or work remotely are required and expected to
physically report to duty within two hours of receiving notice from their supervisors.
The occupancy of any room or office should not exceed the point at which all individuals can remain six feet apart.
Employees should find a fixed location (at their desks, outside, or at authorized eating locations) that is 8-10 feet away from others before removing their masks to eat. Employees should not consume food or drinks while walking around campus.
Lunch/break rooms and lounges will be closed and will only be used for significant, special circumstances under the discretion of the supervisor.
For UOG events and special activities, to include activities that have break sessions -- whether on or off campus -- to-go meals and drinks are strongly encouraged.
Any refreshments to be offered at an activity must be previously approved by the Office of the Senior Vice President & Provost. All pre-approved food and beverages at activities should be consumed OUTSIDE and with at least six feet of social distancing.
Questions on the above guidelines can be submitted to email@example.com.
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
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
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.