Mike Pulu, Hymal Vaimaona, Aquatic Blue Environmental and the shipyard crew
Mike Pulu, Hymal Vaimaona, Aquatic Blue Environmental and the shipyard crew have completed work on the slipway that was derailed in September 30, 2019. It took them six weeks to salvage the marine railway at ASG’s Shipyard facility at Satala. The project started on February 8, 2020.  [courtesy photo] */
Cost-U-Less checker behind a plexiglass shield.
Helping prevent the spread of COVID-19, Cost-U-Less has already commenced installation of plexiglass shields in front of checkout counters and expects to complete installations in all stores shortly. “The valiant effort of our front-line staff is unprecedented as they work to provide essential food and services to our customers,” Dan McConnell said. Cost-U-Less is committed to ensuring a continuous supply to its stores while enhancing staff safety. [courtesy photo]  
People inside an ASCC coronavirus quarantine site.
This Samoa News photo taken Wednesday morning from outside the closed gate into the ASCC gym shows some of the passengers undergoing a 14-day quarantine after arrival early this week on Samoa Airways special flights from Apia that uplifted local residents and others stranded in Samoa since last Friday (local time) when the Samoa government closed its air and ocean transport to and from American Samoa. No ASG mention of an ASCC quarantine site. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]  
City Mill Hardware in Hawaii Kai, Hawai’i now features tape lines, 6 ft apart
Most retail stores, like City Mill Hardware in Hawaii Kai, Hawai’i now feature tape lines, 6 ft apart to encourage social distancing.   [Photo by Barry Markowitz,  courtesy Ruby Red Cafe, 3/23/20, 3:45pm]

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A masked customer grabs two packages of toilet paper at Longs Drugs in Moiliili.
The other day I went into Costco to buy some toilet paper. It came as a small shock when I couldn’t find a single roll. The coronavirus is inspiring panic buying of a variety of household products such as toilet paper in cities across the U.S. and world. While it makes sense to me that masks and hand sanitizer would be in short supply because of the outbreak, I wondered why people would be...

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Members of the American Samoa governor's coronavirus task force and working group
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As the coronavirus was rapidly spreading across the continental United States last week, a person living thousands of miles away in American Samoa developed what appeared to be symptoms of the virus. Health officials In the U.S. territory located deep in the South...
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