Guam hospital suspends viewing of deceased loved ones

Posted on Mar 30 2020


The Guam Memorial Hospital Authority is suspending viewing of deceased loved ones effective immediately.

This action was taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as part of Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero’s social distancing directive and in line with efforts to prevent further spread of the virus.

“The GMHA is very sympathetic to family members who wish to see their loved ones and will work to coordinate transfer of the deceased to funeral homes as quickly as possible,” said a GMHA statement yesterday

This comes as the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services tested 37 individuals for COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Five tested positive and 32 tested negative.

The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center has launched telehealth counseling services for medical professionals, frontline workers, and first responders during this pandemic.

Telehealth services will include the use of video conferencing and telephone support for individual and/or group sessions. Dr. Mary Fegurgur a licensed clinical psychologist with training/certification in telehealth, will provide individual/group sessions from Monday through Friday, from 1pm to 4pm and other times, as requested. Telehealth sessions are completely confidential. Appointments can be scheduled directly by contacting:

Dr. Mary Fegurgur at 483-4278 or 

Theresa Arriola at 482-9231

GBHWC Crisis Hotline continues to be available 24/7 at 647-8833. GBHWC continues to provide services Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm with 100% health check screening in effect. (PR)

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