A few slots left!
2022 GYP Mentorship Program
Sign up by February 4th!
The Guam Young Professionals are excited to announce that the 2022 Mentorship Program is now accepting sign-ups from interested young professionals to be paired with seasoned Chamber professionals. If you have staff members between the ages of 21 and 40 who may be interested in this program, please pass along this opportunity! There are limited slots available for this program. For additional information, please contact your Guam Chamber Team or email: gyp@GuamChamber.com.gu.
The PAC is Back!
The Action PAC announced its new Executive Director, Phillip Leddy II: Click here for the full release.

Bookmark the PAC's news page and engage with the PAC by joining its membership (its free!) or by following and interacting with the PAC on social media! Click on their website for details!

Be a Force for Positive Change! #JointhePAC and #TakeActionGuam
Save the Date: FEBRUARY 23
General Membership Meeting
Members! Mark your calendar for Wednesday, February 23rd for our first in-person membership meeting of the year at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa. You can save your spot today by clicking on the RSVP link. Meeting details will follow in the coming weeks. We look forward to seeing you soon!
The Department of Public Health has issued a screening guide for test sites to prioritize individuals with a likelihood of severe disease, hospitalization, or death due to Covid-19. View Screening Guide here.

View additional public health guidance that has recently been issued:

The Department has advised that clearance letters from Public Health are NOT required in order to return to work. View guidance memo here.
24th Annual Amateur Golf Tournament
Your Chamber is looking forward to networking on the green on Wednesday, March 23rd at Onward Talofofo Golf Course! We are excited to be out on the course again soon and are working on a plan for member participation so be on the lookout for more event details soon! If you absolutely can't wait and would like to reserve a team slot, please let us know and we'll be happy to hold a team play for you and your partner!
98th Anniversary Gala Celebration
Your Chamber is looking forward to celebrating our 98th Anniversary with you on Saturday, April 30th! We'll be celebrating our members that are commemorating their own milestone anniversaries, too! Dust off those party outfits and pencil us in for a night of good people and milestone celebrations!

Table and sponsorship opportunities will be available soon!
U.S. Chamber Updates
OSHA ETS Vaccine Mandate Withdrawn

As you know, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), released on November 5, originally required all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their employees are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022, although it allowed employers to offer employees a weekly testing option as an alternative.

OSHA is now withdrawing the rule as an enforceable ETS, but the rule will still serve as a proposed rule. OSHA will continue with the rulemaking process as it considers a permanent standard. OSHA has moved to dismiss the Sixth Circuit appeal as moot in light of its withdrawal of the ETS. OSHA’s motion to dismiss will not necessarily be granted, however, and among other considerations, there may or may not be a potential liability for any past noncompliance. To learn more, click here to view the U.S. Chamber's updated blog post.

Articles of Interest:

Guam has a new on-site Covid testing option, which makes it convenient for your company to test at your place of business.

USA Medical LLC, a company focused on developing safe, accurate, and fast COVID-19 test kits, announced the immediate availability of free test kits for all organizations. Organizations include schools, colleges, prisons, businesses, government organizations, shelters, manufacturing plants, and other organizations with individuals in close proximity to each other.
The federal CARES Act has provided $10 Billion in CDC funding that allows for FREE in-house Covid testing for all organizations and businesses. These tests are easy to administer, and results are reported confidentially to your organization within 48 hours of receiving your samples. NO personal information is collected from your employees during the entire process. The process is simple: Organizations contact the local representative, Phil Leddy, to schedule their day/time for the weekly testing. A trained professional will be present to administer the tests on-site (est. 2 mins per person). The tests are mailed to company labs in Hawaii. 

Working with CDC Guidelines, the goal is to quickly track any virus spread to keep your employees and students safe during current uncertain pandemic-related times. Everything is no charge, FDA approved, 100% accurate, and organizations are notified within 48 hours after the ones that tested positive, and all results are accessible via our secure web portal.  **These tests detect new COVID strains/variants, including Omicron.
Organizations can schedule and order their Free Covid tests by reaching out to Phil Leddy II at (671) 777-0240 or emailing at marianasfreecovidtesting@gmail.com

Member Happenings
JOB FAIR: January 29 & 30
AK Guam & Morrico Equipment
February 2, 2022, 8:30 a.m.
Resources & Planning
January 21st
Industry Recovery Report
Live Interviews for Employment Opportunities on the Tony Talks Show
Do you have employment opportunities or will be hosting a job fair? Tony Lamorena is open to a call, Zoom or live interview to get the word out to the community on his show.