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COVID-19 Task Force

Covid-19 task force members at earlier press conference
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government’s COVID-19 Task Force is making plans to ensure that American Samoa is fully prepared as the territory prepares to open its borders and in the meantime, the Task Force is taking another look at how they handle requests for service animals to be included on...
Covid-19 task force members at earlier press conference
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a press release issued this past Friday afternoon, the COVID-19 Task Force announced that travelers wishing to enter or leave American Samoa will be required to provide proof that they have been vaccinated for COVID-19 or face quarantine. Other recent releases to the...
Task Force meeting
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Travelers wishing to enter or leave American Samoa will be required to provide proof that they have been vaccinated for COVID-19. This will not apply to travelers that are too young to be vaccinated or those who are not medically qualified to be vaccinated. Those who...
 Lt Governor Talauega  Eleasalo Ale
Pago Pago, AMRICAN SAMOA — Lt Governor Talauega  Eleasalo Ale gave the COVID Task Force an outlook on its repatriation operations, which will cease in a few months’ time as leaders look to opening up the borders under strict guidelines in order to continue to keep American Samoa COVID free.  At the...
Lt. Governor Talauega E.V. Ale
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — At the latest Task Force meeting held at the Department of Homeland Security Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at Tafuna yesterday, Task Force Chair Lt. Governor Talauega E.V. Ale noted that the Task Force has members both in the government and private sectors and in the...
Lt. Gov. Talauega Elasaro Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A resident of American Samoa trying to return home to the territory on a repatriation flight has hired an attorney to represent her in efforts to return home with her service dogs, believes her rights have been violated under the Americans with Disabilities Act. She has...
Members of the task force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The COVID-19 Task Force continues to discuss ways to improve processes for repatriation flights as well as implement new policies aimed at protecting American Samoa’s borders against the deadly COVID pandemic. In a press release issued on Tuesday, the Task Force detailed...
Members of the COVID-19 Task force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The COVID-19 Task Force convened on Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 at the Department of Homeland Security (EOC) in Tafuna to finalize preparations for the next scheduled repatriation flight on March 10, which as of this past Monday had 195 returning residents in quarantine in...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a new written directive, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga has added five more members to the government’s COVID-19 Task Force, increasing the membership to a total of 37, but none of them get monthly stipends as was the case with the previous task force under...
 Some members of the American Samoa COVID-19 Task Force appeared before the House Health Committee recently
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At a meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force on Monday, February 22, 2021 to plan for the March 10 repatriation flight, Chairman Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale reiterated that the foremost goal of the repatriation flights is to bring eligible stranded residents home...

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