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Helen T. Seui, Cel Leal, and Dr. Susana Pene
On COVID ward duty last week at LBJ Medical Center — the LBJ Facebook page identified Helen T. Seui, Cel Leal, and Dr. Susana Pene. You can still see their beautiful smiles even beneath the HAZMAT gear. [photo: LBJ Facebook]
People in line at TBAS
Friday morning Samoa News spotted a long line in front of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa waiting to enter the bank. Some of them were there to cash their tax refund checks while others were there as part of their normal daily activity. While wearing masks, little social distancing was...
Family masked up
Complying with COVID-19 restrictions, this family wore face masks while waiting to pick up their school lunch food coupons at Samoana High School last week. Of note: If you belong to the same ‘bubble’, i.e. family household, social distancing is not strictly required. [photo: AF]
Workmen in Ottoville laying pipelines
In the midst of the Code Red restrictions, necessary infrastructure work still needs to be carried out, as seen Thursday as a construction crew digs in an area in Ottoville to lay water pipe lines [photo: FS]
Parents picking up food coupons at Samoana H.S.
Social distance and wearing a face mask was strictly adhered to inside the Samoana High School gym on Wednesday during day-one of school lunch food coupons — as shown in this local Education Department photo posted on its Facebook page.  In a photo yesterday SN noted that social distancing was not...
Workman on Mauga-O-Ali’i hillside
A construction crew —  seen in this Samoa News photo Tuesday afternoon — working to secure metal netting for re-enforcement to protect the side of the mountain on the road up to the Governor’s Mansion on Mauga-O-Ali’i. [photo: FS]
Man in a tide pool in Fitiuta, Manu'a
Social Distancing in Manu'a is turquoise blue saltwater pools on lava rocks off the coast of Fitiuta. Isn’t that heaven? [photo: Manu’atele Community Worldwide]  
Brain Images
College Station, TEXAS — Researchers have been steadily gathering important insights into the effects of COVID-19 on the body and brain. Two years into the pandemic, these findings are raising concerns about the long-term impacts the coronavirus might have on biological processes such as aging. As...
ASPA personnel working on mainline leak
This photo posted on the American Samoa Power Authority Facebook page shows a crew working Sunday to fix a 12-inch mainline leak in the water system around the Tradewinds Hotel. The hotel was the quarantine site for the feds and our congresswoman who recently arrived on island last Friday, on a...
An  Airport Police officer monitoring traffic at drive-thru vax clinic
An  Airport Police officer monitoring traffic with a long line of cars heading into the Pago Pago International Airport parking lot on Saturday, Mar. 5, for the COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru. Many took advantage of the drive-thru including those who needed the booster shot. [courtesy photo]

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