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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]
Cars lined up in the dark for vaccination drive thru
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A resident out early Saturday morning for daily exercise, took this photo at 5:20a.m. today, Sat. March 5, of the COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru at the Pago Pago International Airport parking lot. Many vehicles were already in line at the Office of Motor Vehicle...
Cannery workers waiting for their paychecks
Cannery workers wait patiently behind new barrier posts yesterday to get their paychecks for the day and 1/2 they worked last week before the Code Red lockdown due to the community spread of COVID-19.One worker showed his check to Samoa News for the amount of $97.59 and said, “COVID-19 is not a...
Do not enter sign at Senate President Tuaolo's house
A “Do Not Enter” sign seen yesterday morning at the Pago residence of Senate President Tuaolo Manaia Fruean. There was no such signage prior to American Samoa’s Code Red threat level. All families in the territory are being asked to prevent further spread of the virus across the community. One of...
Cars lined up at McDonald's drive-thru
McDonald’s in Tafuna at 3:10pm, shows while the restaurant is closed to sit-downs due to Code Red  — it’s still open for drive-through service. It closes at 4pm. You don’t have to wear a face mask if you’re alone in your vehicle, the DoH says, however, it’s recommended for those — two or more —...
Vehicles lined up at Drive thru vax site
This photo taken by a local resident stuck in traffic shows a long line of cars on the road heading to the Tafuna airport last Saturday for the Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing and vaccination site. Some motorists complained of the long wait of up to four hours. Depending on the number of doses on hand...
People lining up waiting to get into a store with social distancing inforced
Shoppers line up outside a local store after Code Red restrictions were put in place last week in the territory. Only a certain number of people are allowed inside the store — at one time — and as one person leaves, another may enter. Patience, social distancing, wearing a mask, as well as keeping...

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