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COVID-19 Task Force

Health director Motusa Tuileama Nu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Health Department (DoH) has identified hotels for quarantine in Honolulu as well as medical partners to assist with COVID-19 testing for travelers if there is a repatriation flight to bring home American Samoa residents stranded off island. This is according to...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has instructed health and hospital leaders along with physicians to come up with a plan, which includes recommendations, on how the government would carry out a repatriation flight to bring home American Samoa residents stranded in the U.S. The...
COVID-19 TASK FORCE MEMBERS AT FONO
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Coronavirus Task Force is taking it one step at a time to find ways to bring local residents stranded in Hawaii and the mainland back home without facing any consequences afterwards from the coronavirus. This was the statement by Dr. John Tufa, a...
Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Speaking at last week’s cabinet meeting, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga revealed that funding has been set aside by the ASG coronavirus task force for a drug rehabilitation project. He said Department of Public Works is working on the design for the center and once that’s...
Chairman of the House Public Health Committee, Rep. Vesi Fautanu Talalelei Jr
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Chairman of the House Public Health and Hospital Committee, Rep. Vesi Talalelei Fautanu Jr was very disappointed after a request for a second Medicaid charter flight to evacuate patients for off-island treatment and repatriate residents stranded off island was denied...
Chamber of Commerce chairperson, Ella Gurr
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Chamber of Commerce has established its COVID-19 Economic Task Force (CETF), whose members are leaders representing various local industries. They had “very successful” first meeting on Tuesday, says Chamber chairperson Ella Gurr, who is also a member...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Speaking at the start of the ASG COVID-19 task force meeting Sunday, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga commended the hard work by the task force and its working group as well as other agencies for providing data and information that resulted in US President Donald Trump...
Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While public school students continue their education from home as well as their homework packages during the coronavirus emergency declaration, Education Director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga says the local Eduction Department’s plan is to have seniors still graduate this...
The cargo vessel Fesco Askold slowly pulling into Port of Pago Pago
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Cargo vessels including those for StarKist Samoa, as well as fishing fleet supplying fish for the cannery, are exempted under the governor’s COVID-19 emergency declaration. This message was emphasized by ASG’s COVID-19 Task Force chairman, Iulogologo Joseph Pereira...
American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG’s COVID-19 Task Force chairman, Iulogologo Joseph Pereira has informed the American Samoa Chamber of Commerce that the government has not seen a decrease in incoming container vessels and there are sufficient cleaning supplies on island for sanitation requirements....

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