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COVID-19 emergency declaration

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...

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