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COVID-19 Task Force

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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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government is continuing to work on a solution to “enable and streamline the payment of cost shares from repatriation passengers while they are off-island,” according to a media release from the COVID-19 Task Force, dated Feb. 16, 2021. Apologizing for the...
Director of the Department of Homeland Security, Samana Semo Veavea
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The chair of the American Samoa COVID-19 Task Force, Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale has given the green light to the Task Force to implement plans for a special flights to enable Samoa citizens needing to renew their U.S. visas to do so. This was confirmed by a member of...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In separate memorandums to cabinet members, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga made official two new cabinet members. Lemanu appointed Poleen Asalele as director of the ASG Office of Property Management effective Jan. 20, saying that Asalele shall exercise the...
Some members of COVID-19 task force at Fono
Some members of the American Samoa COVID-19 Task Force appeared before the House Health Committee last week discussing issues regarding the now delayed repatriation flight. Update on the flight and other issues at the ASG quarantine site in Hawaii — in Monday's issue. [photo by AF]
A crowd with masks at DoH
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga “remains hopeful and optimistic” that repatriation flights “will be successful and that the Territory will maintain the least amount of COVID-19 cases globally.” This is according to a statement from the Governor’s Office,...
Gov with other members of the task force
Members of the COVID-19 Task Force during a press conference with Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga yesterday morning at the Governor Office’s conference room. Other Task Force members present were Motusa T. Nua; Faumuina J. Taufete’e and Dr. Saipale Fuimaono and the chairan —  Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the new directives issued by Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga in recent days is one, transferring the ASG Payroll Division from Human Resources back to the Treasury Department, as well as adding more members to the government COVID-19 Task Force. PAYROLL...

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