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COVID-19

People lined up in front of Lee Auditorium
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Gov. H. Rex. Lee Auditorium was packed with people waiting to receive their stimulus checks yesterday. The distribution location was for people who did not list a post office box on their tax returns, or did not sign up for direct deposit. A COVID-19 vaccination shot...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a health advisory this week, the Health Department said that all COVID-19 vaccine sites are closed today, Friday, May 7th. This includes the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs facility in Tafuna, the A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building in Utulei and the Gov. H...
COVID-19 Task Force members at Fono
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — More than half of American Samoa’s population, who are eligible to get a COVID vaccination are now fully vaccinated, having completed their two-shot regimen. This is one of the announcements at the meeting of the Task Force held this week at the Department of Homeland...
COVID-19 vaccine card
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a new health advisory, the Dept. of Health announced a new COVID-19 vaccination site, which is the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs facility in Tafuna that is now added to two previous locations, the A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building (EOB) and the Gov. H....
Department of Health Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Health officials on the COVID Task Force fielded a lot of questions from its members Tuesday concerning the American Samoa’s first positive COVID case, which they point out is “likely non-infectious” but they say they are not taking any risks. Since the positive result...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga held a televised address to the public Sunday announcing a passenger in the third repatriation flight to American Samoa has tested positive for COVID-19. All repatriated passengers currently quarantined at Tradewinds Hotel had their first local...
A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building (EOB)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a new health advisory, the Department of Health (DoH) announced there are now three sites for the COVID-19 vaccination, with the A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building (EOB) the new one. And clinic days are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The other two sites remain...
Fiti Aina and family
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After over a year of shutting down flights due to the pandemic, American Samoa has completed its 2nd round of repatriation and the 3rd repat group is now beginning quarantine in Honolulu. PBS NewsHour Weekend’s Laura Fong spoke to one of the hundreds of formerly stranded...
Covax facility allotment of the AstraZeneca vaccine
Apia, SAMOA — With Samoa's COVID-19 vaccine roll-out slated to start in April, some in the tourism sector aren't sure they'll be in business when borders eventually re-open. While the tragedy of the measles epidemic of 2019 prepared the country to act fast and avert another health crisis, it couldn...
Members of the COVID-19 Task force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Public gatherings, “except for religious services” remain prohibited between 12 midnight and 5a.m., according to Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga’s latest COVID-19 declaration, dated Mar. 19th, and effective from Mar. 20th to Apr. 18th. The new declaration,...

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