HAGÅTÑA, Guam—Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Gov. Josh Tenorio issued the following statements regarding the downgrade in travel risk to Level 2 from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention:
“We welcome the latest designation from the CDC, which recognizes the efforts by our people to change the course of our battle with this global pandemic. This downgrade communicates to the nation—and the rest of the world—that we are taking charge and taking control of the virus. More importantly, it paves the way for reopening Guam and re-energizing not just tourism, but our economy,” said Leon Guerrero.
Tenorio said, “As of today, over 32,000 of our people are fully vaccinated. This means we are that much closer to our Path to Half and ultimately, our goal of achieving herd immunity—liberating our island from this deadly virus and rebuilding a stronger, healthier Guam.”
Leon Guerrero added, “While this pandemic has forced us apart, it could not break our spirit. Together, the people of Guam have demonstrated their willingness to do what is necessary to protect one another, including wearing masks, washing hands, and watching their distance. With COVID-19 vaccines readily available to all adults, and those 16 and over, we look forward to more progress—and an even lower risk designation—from the CDC very soon.” (PR)