Please see attached, the following Executive Orders relative to COVID-19: Executive Order No. 2020-08 - Establishes Differential Pay to all government employees whose work is necessary for government operations Executive Order No. 2020-09 - Further extends the public health emergency until May 5, 2020.
The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services issued Guidance Memo No. 2020-03 to help provide further clarification on what business operations are deemed essential services, what businesses are prohibited from operations, and what types of areas are prohibited from any gatherings.
The legal community and the general public are mourning the loss of GBA member and former Chief Justice Peter C. Siguenza, Jr. who passed away peacefully on Monday, March 30, 2020, he was 68. He will always be remembered as a champion in reshaping the Guam judicial court system we see today.
Please note that at the direction of the Governor and Chief Justice, the Guam Law Library Closure is now extended through April 13, 2020.
The District Court of Guam has issued General Order No. 20-0013 re: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act") Authorization for Video and Audio Conferencing in Criminal Proceedings.
The Supreme Court of Guam issued Administrative Order (No. ADM 20-214) on Friday, March 27, 2020, relative to extending the closure of non-essential Court Operations and tolling time limitations under exigent circumstances related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus).
Please see the attached Judiciary of Guam Administrative Order (ADM20-212) relative to automatic extension of temporary Restraining Orders, Injunctions, Civil Protection Orders, and Stays, and temporary suspension of sentences due to exigent circumstances related to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
In response to the declaration of public health emergency by the Governor, the District Court of Guam has issued General Order 20-0012 that further outlines in detail, continued changes to its daily operations for the next few weeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Office of the Attorney General of Guam is currently closed to the public by Executive Order No. 2020-05. Please see the attached notice on service and assistance during normal business hours, M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Please see Administrative Order No. ADM20-211 issued Sunday, March 22, 2020, as this affects Grand Jury Proceedings, Preliminary Hearings and Indictment Filings.
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Please see the attached Notice indicating that the offices of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands (USAO Guam and the NMI) will be closed effective by close of business today, March 19, 2020, and through March 30, 2020, or until further notice when safe to return to normal operating procedures.
In response to the National Public Health Emergency declared by the President of the United States, the District Court of Guam issued General Order 20-0011. Please view the attached file to affecting operations at the courthouse.
The Governor of Guam has issued Executive Order No.2020-05 mandating social isolation, lifting restrictions of health care licensure and clarifying the status of non-essential Government of Guam operations.
Please see General Order No. 20-0009 from Chief Judge Frances M. Tydingco Gatewood at the District Court of Guam on the Temporary Restrictions of Visitors to the Courthouse.
The Guam Law Library will be closed to the public at 12:00 p.m. today, Monday, March 16, 2020 for the next 14 days.
Please see the formal Administrative Order No. ADM20-206 and ADM20-207 related to COVID-19.
The Judiciary of Guam will be closing at noon today, Monday, March 16, 2020.
Please see the attached Administrative Order (ADM20-203) relative to court operations under exigent circumstances related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) issued by Chief Justice F.
Please see the official notice announcing the 2020 GBA Annual Meeting date.