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COVID-19 Task Force

Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The COVID-19 Task Force has approved changing the vaccination age requirement for those wishing to travel to American Samoa and the new requirement will be enforced for the flights that start in February 2022. A press release issued by the Task Force after their regular...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a Jan. 18 memorandum to cabinet members,  Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga clarified the membership of the COVID-19 Task Force, which is chaired by Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale, who is also the Governor’s Authorized Representative. The membership includes 30 ASG...
Earier Task Force meeting
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While a detailed report on American Samoa’s 2021 COVID-19 Task Force Operation is still to come, the Governor’s State of the Territory Comprehensive Report states that more than $33 million in local and federal funds were used for the “Repatriation, Quarantine and...
Members of the ASG COVID-19 Task Force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government’s $100 cash incentive, which is awarded to any eligible resident (except ASG employees) getting a first or second dose of the vaccine will end this coming Friday and the health centers have been busy this week accommodating the foot traffic there. In...
Earier Task Force meeting
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the new year starting off amid surges of COVID-19 infections in record numbers across the United States due to the Delta and Omicron variants, Lt Gov Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale is reiterating Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga ‘s recent comments that the foremost priority...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At this week’s COVID-19 Task Force meeting the Medicaid director announced that starting with the January 27 flight, all non-residents wishing to travel to American Samoa will NOT be eligible for Medicaid services while the HR director confirms that more than half of the...
Fainu’ulelei Ala’ilima-Utu,
compiled by Samoa News staff Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga’s recent call for more “active participation” by Task Force members was bolstered at this week’s COVID-19 Task Force meeting with a number of local politicians showing up in person to observe the deliberations where topics included crafting a...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an Oct. 26th memorandum to COVID-19 Task Force members, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga voiced concerns over the drop in member participation during meetings and ordered that “active participation” is to continue for future meetings. According to the governor, participation...
Hawaiian Airlines plane on the HNL reef runway
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During the COVID-19 Task Force meeting on Monday this week, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga urged members to continue looking and planning ahead despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent Delta variant which has cost the government more than $18...
Sample of an ADA registered service dog ID
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After a request from the plaintiff, abd through notice of voluntary dismissal, a federal judge in California has “dismissed in its entirety” a complaint by local resident, identified in court documents as “Jane Doe” against certain members of the American Samoa COVID-19...

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