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COVID-19 emergency declaration

Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga will be extending for another 30-days his current COVID-19 emergency declaration, set to expire today, June 30th, but will also ease more restrictions, such as opening of schools and lifting the limitation of people in public gathering, but...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the recent increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hawaii — surpassing the 700 mark — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga said during the government’s coronavirus task force meeting that he is not prepared, at this point, to re-open air service between Honolulu...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With about 300 local residents stranded in Samoa since the closure of borders between the two Samoas due to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has directed the Health Department and other ASG officials to come up with a plan to repatriate local residents...
Building site for the new Fono building
Pago Pago, AMRICAN SAMOA — During their respective sessions yesterday, both the Senate and House approved the necessary measure allowing the Fono to take another mid-session recess, which will be the third COVID-19 related recess. The Fono reconvened last week Monday after its second recess due to...
Dept. of Health logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the recommendations from the Health Department for consideration as the coronavirus emergency declaration is scheduled to expire, is to continue closing American Samoa’s borders with Samoa and Hawaii until May 31st. Furthermore, DoH recommends to continue the...
People crowded under the tents at Social Services in Utulei on Monday, April 20 for apparently Gita relief money.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local residents who applied for the Additional Supplemental Disaster Recovery Assistance (ASDRFA) Program administered by the Dept. of Human and Social Services (DHSS) continue to show up at the DHSS compound – even though they haven’t been contacted to do so – and...
LBJ Hospital triage tents
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At Sunday’s coronavirus task force meeting, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga pointed out that he “takes seriously” the medical recommendations provided by local physicians on revisions for current and the next local COVID-19 emergency declaration. “But my own personal view of...
ASG’s COVID-19 Task Force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga plans to extend for another 30-days his coronavirus emergency declaration, which is based on the Third Amended Declaration, dated Apr. 1st and lapsing May 1st. Samoa News notes that the original declaration was issued Mar. 17th and was effective...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the current 30-day COVID-19 emergency declaration set to expire Apr. 17th, and American Samoa with no confirmed cases, although the territory doesn’t have the ability yet to test for the virus, the questions now is — “What’s the next step?” Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga...
Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson has called on the public to stop complaining about police enforcing provisions of the governor’s COVID-19 emergency declaration — the ASG’s COVID-19 Task Force has received complaints on police going into stores to allegedly...