GAR’S SPECIAL BULLETIN PAGE ABOUT COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

Unified for Our Members, For Our Community.

This page is dedicated to news and information about GAR and Guam as it relates to COVID-19.

**IMPORTANT NOTICE: COVID-19 GAR SAFETY MEASURES**

GAR office will continue to provide Member Services under PCOR1, by electronic and telephonic means. In-person services are strictly limited to appointment only, until further notice. Delivery of any documents and check payments can be accomplished by utilizing our drop-box. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 
A special message from GAR...

Dear Members,
 

Håfa Adai and Happy New Year. I had a little over a year to figure out what I could possibly do to follow some of the Great Presidents and Leadership GAR has had. The answers I came up with was to simply always move forward with one foot in front of the other, and to do everything for the betterment of GAR and what we all love doing... Real Estate.

If you were a licensed REALTOR®, in 2020, you can officially say that you were a REALTOR®, not only during a pandemic, but that you were a REALTOR® that survived several shutdowns and a huge change in how we run our day-to-day operations. This ability to say that we have gone through and are still going through a pandemic is no small feat. This is possible, first because of your willingness and dedication to help those in search of real estate on Guam. Second it is possible because of your leadership team (Brokers included) who did what we could to make sure that we were and still are prepared to safely show virtually and physically, and to adapt to the constant changes. Last, is our support system. My support came from family, friends, fellow Realtors and staff. When you come across someone that you know helped you get to where you are today, make sure to thank them and give them an air hug... all while practicing social distancing.

With that I want to say thank you to all those who dedicate and have dedicated their time to give back to the industry that has given us so much. GAR needs its Leaders (current and future) (existing and new) to step up and give back to this Association whatever skill, connection, ability, and time you can give. I urge you to think of what you can contribute and let us know so we can put you in where you will be most effective. Although it may seem like we cannot get any better than we are now, I assure you we have a lot of room to grow.

So, what are the next steps? What is your Leadership Team going to do during the second year (and hopefully last year) of this pandemic? The answer is easy! We are going to do what Guam does best during and after every catastrophe we go through, we are going to clean up, adapt and do what we must do to get back to normal. Accomplishing this will not be easy, but we’ve got this.

RPAC, for those of you that do not know, stands for REALTOR® Political Action Committee. There are a lot of things that this well-oiled machine does on behalf of NAR® (both on a National and Local level) that affect Guam to include REALTOR® and Buyers’ rights, REALTOR® tax breaks and even REALTOR® and Buyer support during this pandemic. They also fought for the PPP Relief to ensure it included us REALTORS® as well. You can message or call me for more details on what they do, but my small ask is that you invest in RPAC when called upon with the next set of dues. Here are three options for you:

  • (Minimum) The bare minimum is $30 for the year, which is less than what you would pay for an annual subscription of Hulu.
  • (Request) I ask, to those that can, to invest at least $100 for the year, which is less than an annual subscription of Netflix.
  • (President’s Challenge) I would like to challenge you to match the $1,000 investment, that I as well as others, have invested for the year. This comes out to less than what you would spend on coffee 5 days a week for the year.

Thank you again and please be on the lookout for updates on events and happenings.

 

Sincerely,
Shawn Blas
2021, President GAR



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COVID- 19 related Guidelines and Forms Virtual Town Hall – July 2020
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A special reminder message from our 2020 GAR Board of Directors.
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GAR Board Donation to GMH


 
 


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Message from NAR

Statement from NAR President Vince Malta

The shocking, senseless death of George Floyd is tragic. Our deepest sympathies are with the Floyd family and other families who understand and feel this pain and grief. Our neighbors in the communities where we work and live across America should feel safe and free from discrimination.

As longtime champions of fair housing, equality and inclusion are among NAR’s most cherished values. NAR is committed to leading the way on policies that address racial injustice and that build safe and inclusive communities. Building the future begins with equal access to housing and opportunity for all.

We appreciate all you do as REALTORS® to listen, learn, and work with others to be a part of the solution. As leaders in your communities, America’s 1.4 million REALTORS® are active participants in promoting equality, inclusion, and acceptance. We welcome your input and thoughts on how we can improve our communities together.

Sincerely,



Vince Malta
President


 


 

 
Videos From GAR
GAR Home is Where Your Heart Is
COVID- 19 related Guidelines and Forms Virtual Town Hall – July 2020
PROPERTY ENTRY RULES
That's Who We R
GAR COVID-19 GUIDELINES
A special reminder message from our 2020 GAR Board of Directors.
GAR STAFF DONATION
GAR Board Donation to GMH



 
 


Here is what’s happening in Guam...
This special bulletin page will show live feeds of releases (JIC) from the Government of Guam. Check back often.
TOTAL NUMBER OF CONFIRMED
COVID-19 CASES IN GUAM: 7,211
As of Thursday, February 25, 2021
Guam Time is


Governor’s Executive Orders relative to COVID-19
Click links below to view 
Executive Order No. 2021-04
February 19, 2021
Relative to placing Guam in Pandemic Condition of Readiness 3 (PCOR 3), and orders.


Executive Order No. 2021-03
January 28, 2021
Relative to extending the public health emergency declaration for an additional thirty (30) day period to March 1, 2021.


Executive Order No. 2021-01
January 15, 2021
Relative to declaring Pandemic Condition of Readiness 2 (PCOR 2), and orders.


Executive Order No. 2020-46
December 29, 2020
Relative to extending the public health emergency declared to respond to COVID-19.


Executive Order No. 2020-44
December 18, 2020
Relative to amending restrictions on the operation of businesses and activities during Pandemic Condition of Readiness 1 (PCOR 1).


Executive Order No. 2020-43
December 14, 2020
Relative to amending restrictions on the operation of businesses and activities during Pandemic Condition of Readiness 1 (PCOR 1).


Executive Order No. 2020-41
November 27, 2020
Relative to extending the Public Health Emergency declared to respond to novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Executive Order No. 2020-40
November 24, 2020
Governor Lou Leon Guerrero established the Small Business Rent Assistance Grant Program


Executive Order No. 2020-38
October 28, 2020
Relative to the implementation of COVID-19 public health enforcement rules and the extension of the public health emergency.


Executive Order No. 2020-36
October 1, 2020
relative to authorizing the operation of additional businesses and activities during Pandemic Condition of Readiness (PCOR) 1.


Executive Order (EO) No. 2020-35
September 29, 2020
Relative to extending the public health emergency and providing financial assistance to medical and health providers and families of COVID-19 fatalities.


Executive Order (EO) 2020-33
September 20, 2020
Relative to the utilization of quarantive and isolation to combat the spread of COVID-19.


Executive Order (EO) 2020-32
September 17, 2020
> Relative to continuing Stay-at-Home Order.


Executive Order (EO) 2020-31
September 11, 2020
> Relative to extending Stay-at-Home Order until 12:00 p.m. September 18, 2020


Executive Order (EO) 2020-30
September 4, 2020
> Relative to extending the Stay-at-Home order


Executive Order (EO) 2020-29
August 27, 2020
> Relative to extending the public health emergency and modification of the Stay-at-Home Order.


Executive Order (EO) 2020-28
August 21, 2020
> Relative to ordring Guam residents to stop the spread of COVID-19 by staying home.


Executive Order (EO) 2020-27
August 14, 2020
> Relative to placing Guam under Pandemic Condition of Readiness (PCOR) 1 effective at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, August 16, 2020 through 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, 2020.


Executive Order No. 2020-26
August 7, 2020
> Relative to the implementation of additional safety measures and issuance of temporary teaching certifications during the public health emergency.


Executive Order 2020-25
July 22, 2020
> Relative to the continued suspension of the work search requirement for those receiving federal unemployment benefits, revised restrictions upon entry into Guam, and implementing measures to ensure the safe practice of certain economic activities.


Executive Order 2020-24
July 20, 2020
> On July 19, 2020, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero signed Executive Order (EO) 2020-24. Under EO 2020-24, the public health emergency has been extended until August 29, 2020.


Executive Order 2020-23
June 30, 2020
> Relative to reconstituting the interagency council for coordinating homeless programs, establishing the Office of Homelessness Assistance and Poverty Prevention at the Mayors’ Council of Guam, and providing shelter and protection for unsheltered homeless families and individuals.


Executive Order 2020-22
June 29, 2020
> Relative to extending the public health emergency declared to respond to COVID-19. The public health emergency is now set to expire on July 30, 2020.


Executive Order 2020-21
June 18, 2020
> Relative to addressing the mental health, drug, alcohol, and rehabilitation needs of the Department of Corrections (DOC) through the establishment of the Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC) Annex.


Executive Order 2020-20
June 5, 2020
> Relative to setting conditions for entry into Guam, permitting limited school operations, and clarification on the occupancy limit.


Executive Order 2020-19
June 2, 2020
> Relative to safely addressing the critical shortage of personal protective equipment necessary for responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency.


Executive Order 2020-18
June 1, 2020
> Relative relative to launching the Guam Small Business Pandemic Assistance Grant Program.


Executive Order 2020-17
June 1, 2020
> Relative to Guam’s launching of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Programs (FPUC).


Executive Order 2020-16
May 28, 2020
> Relative to allowing additional activities during Pandemic Condition of Readiness (PCOR) 2


Executive Order 2020-15
May 15, 2020
> Relative to the extension of the Disaster Relief Program – Prugråman Salåppe’ Ayudon I Taotao application period to June 12, 2020


Executive Order 2020-14
May 8, 2020
> Relative to the declaration of Pandemic Condition of Readiness (PCOR) 2 on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 8 a.m.


Executive Order 2020-13
May 05, 2020
> Would take four immediate steps in increasing transparency with the use of federal funds relative to COVID-19.


Executive Order 2020-12
May 05, 2020
> Establishes Prugråman Salåppe’ Ayudon I Taotao, a direct disaster aid program that will be paid for with the Coronavirus Relief Funds authorized under the CARES Act.


Executive Order 2020-11
April 30, 2020
> Relative to the extension of the public health emergency.


Executive Order 2020-10
April 10, 2020
> Relative to additional social isolation measures. Executive Order No. 2020-10 relative to the reservation of road access for essential business and activities in a public health emergency.


Executive Order 2020-09 :
April 5, 2020
> Relative to additional social isolation measures.
 

Executive Order 2020-08 :
April 5, 2020
> Relative to establishing COVID-19 Response differential pay policy for employees working in support of the public health emergency. 


Executive Order 2020-07 :
March 28, 2020
> Relative to extending the closure of non-essential businesses and facilities to April 13, establishing a moratorium on evictions, clarifying price gouging prohibitions, and providing for telephonic participation in public meetings.


Executive Order 2020-06 :
March 24, 2020
> Relative to the creation of the COVID-19 Unified Response Effort (C.U.R.E.) Action Team and the direct use of health care facilities to provide any and all services necessary to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Executive Order 2020-05 :
March 19, 2020
> Relative to Mandating Social Isolation, Lifting Restrictions on Health Care Licensure, and Clarifying Status of Non-Essential Government of Guam Operations


Executive Order 2020-04 :
March 16, 2020
> Relative to Responding to to Confirmed Cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Executive Order 2020-03 :
March 14, 2020
> Relative to Declaring a State of Emergency to Respond to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)