by Krystal Paco
Guam - A total of five Department of Parks and Recreations employees tested positive for drugs.
This straight from DPR director Ray Blas who confirms 26 of the agency's employees were selected for testing, including the director, back in June.
As for the five testing positive, Blas says one has since resigned. That individual was a lifeguard.
Of the remaining four, three are lifeguards and one a recreational leader. All four have been suspended and must complete a rehabilitation program and pass another drug test before returning to work. Should they fail a follow up drug test, they will be terminated.
As a result of the shortage in staff, Blas advises residents that pool hours have been modified. The northern pool will now be closed from Monday through Friday and open on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. while the Hagatna Pool will open only from Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on weekends from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.