COMMUNITY BRIEFS – October 27, 2021

Posted on Oct 27 2021


5.1-magnitude quake near Pagan

At 2:30am on Oct. 20 2021, a report of a 5.1-magnitude earthquake occurred at 111 miles northwest of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands. Currently, there are no tsunami warnings, or advisories that were issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. For more information, contact the CNMI EOC State Warning Point at 237-8000.

DPHSS encourages Guam residents to get their booster shots

Since the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot became available to eligible residents on Sept. 30, more than 6,000 people have received a booster shot. The Department of Public Health and Social Services encourages eligible Guam residents to get vaccinated with the booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

The COVID-19 village booster clinic, in partnership with the Mayors’ Council of Guam continues throughout the months of October and November for adults ages 65 and older. COVID-19 booster shots are also available for eligible residents at the University of Guam Field House for the following:

– Anyone age 65+

– Anyone age 18+ with underlying medical conditions

– Anyone 18+ with an elevated risk of COVID-19 exposure and transmission due to their occupation (e.g. healthcare workers, law enforcement, fire, K-12 teachers and support staff, university faculty, daycare employees, food and agriculture workers, manufacturing workers, USPS workers, corrections workers, public transit workers, grocery store workers) or living settings. (PR)

Guam PTAC offers free webinar

The Guam Procurement Technical Assistance Center is offering a free live webinar on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 10am to 11:30am, on the SBA Mentor-Protege Program. This program is modeled after the 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program. The Guam PTAC will update you on the eligibility requirements and how to apply.

The webinars will be conducted via Zoom. The link to the live webinar and the webinar evaluation will be emailed to all registered attendees 15 minutes before the start of the webinar. To register visit (PR)

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