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Samoana High School students in the classroom
Social distancing and wearing masks are clearly observed in this local Education Department photo of Samoana High School students inside a classroom on Monday, when schools reopened.[photo: ASDOE Facebook]
People lined up at customs check point at USPS
Custom Agents were busy examining people’s packages at the check point in front of the U.S Post Office in Fagatogo last week. In a culture that gathers its strength from community interaction: Social distancing during the pandemic tends to be a problem — but definitely mask wearing is not. [photo...
ASG Execuive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG Acting Treasurer Levi Reese, in a brief statement Thursday announced that the third batch of tax refunds — more than $1.1 million — is scheduled for release Friday, Apr. 1. A total of 267 taxpayers who filed Feb. 2, will be getting their refunds —with 31 individuals...
Plexiglas barriers in the House Chamber
Plexiglas has been installed to ensure the safety of faipule during sessions and committee hearings. While the Plexiglas does enable social distancing, it seems to have encouraged wearing facial masks as optional, with some faipule seen wearing masks improperly (below the nose and below the chin),...
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]
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...
Top photo no social distancing, bottom photo social distancing
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In the top photo as seen in this montage, residents who flocked to tents set up at the Pago Pago DYWA parking lot for COVID-19 vaccinations yesterday at around 8a.m. were seen sitting very closely to one another. The tent seating seems to be set up for this ‘crowding’...
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]  
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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