Department of Defense Education Activity

DoDEA Schools in Guam to Close Until Further Notice

For Immediate Release — March 17, 2020 | Pacific

Guam School Closures

DoDEA-Guam schools will be closed to students starting March 18, until further notice.

ASAN, GUAM — March 17, 2020 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Press Release 20-018

ASAN, Guam (March 17, 2020) – The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Pacific South District, in coordination with Joint Region Marianas (JRM), installation commanders, and DoD public health officials, will close DoDEA-Guam schools to students starting March 18, until further notice. DoDEA Pacific South District considered recently released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention school closure recommendations along with the comments and concerns voiced by many DoDEA-Guam families.

This decision was made out of an abundance of caution to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19 and to preserve the health and welfare of students and employees. DoDEA Pacific South District will coordinate closely with JRM, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam, and government of Guam partners to re-assess the COVID-19 situation in Guam and evaluate the possible resumption of classes following the scheduled DoDEA-Guam school recess April 6-10.

Students will have access to online learning Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3. Families will receive more information regarding online learning assignments and expectations from their child’s school. Visit the DoDEA Pacific South District website and DoDEA Pacific Facebook page for up-to-date information:

Gail Wiley
Community Superintendent Guam
Pacific South
CAPT Hans Sholley
Chief of Staff
Joint Region Marianas


For more information, contact the Joint Region Marianas Public Affairs Office at



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DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for school-aged children of Department of Defense personnel who would otherwise not have access to high-quality public education. DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, Western Asia, the Middle East, Cuba, the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Educational Activities throughout the United States that serve children of military families.