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COVID-19 Task Force

Medicaid Director Sandra King-Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG’s COVID Task Force is reporting a ‘false positive’ came back from one of the 137 passengers who came to the territory on the Aug. 30 test flight from Honolulu. The passenger tested positive on 9/3/21 but a follow up test using GeneXpert RTPCR yielded a negative...
Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At last week’s news conference, Acting Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale said the Administration is not making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory at this time, and that Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga has “resisted mandating anything to our people.” The COVID-19 Task...
Service Dog registration form
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A federal judge in California has granted a joint motion, giving certain members of the ASG COVID-19 Task Force until Sept. 14th to respond to the amended complaint filed by local resident “Jane Doe” who alleges that the task force rules which prohibit pets from entering...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa COVID-19 Task Force will be conducting a Full Scale Exercise at the Pago Pago International Airport on Thursday, Aug. 26th. The exercise will promptly commence at 7:00 PM and end at 9:00 PM. The purpose of this full scale exercise is to gauge the...
Sample of an ADA registered service dog ID
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa’s new rules — effective for only 120-days — allowing service animals to enter the territory is “a sham to make the case appear moot,” according to the latest filing by a local resident, who has a lawsuit pending in the US District Court, Central District...
Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While rumors have been flying about a delay in the first Hawaiian Air-managed flight in almost a year and half, a press release from the COVID-19 task force is now confirming the August 26th flight — the first flight in phase two of the government’s repatriation plan —...
3 Members of the ASG COVID-19 Task Force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — COVID-19 Task Force members who testified before the Fono House Health Committee this week had to answer some tough questions re a Samoa government official who did not go through pandemic protocols when he arrived from Samoa, as well as those people who got to return on...
Members of the ASG Coronavirus Task Force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Task Force would like to clarify a misnomer that the Task Force would be “re-opening the borders” between the mainland USA/Hawaii and American Samoa and a growing assumption that there will be no travel restrictions in the coming months. The discontinuation of the...
Some members of the COVID-19 task force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The COVID-19 Task Force has determined that travelers from Samoa will no longer need to be quarantined for 3 days — but must undergo a 24-hour surveillance period with health officials in American Samoa before being discharged. In a press release issued this week the...
Dr. Aifili Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa COVID-19 Task Force is appealing to the public to get their COVID-19 shot to protect themselves from the coronavirus. Chairman of the Task Force Lt. Governor Talauega Eleasalo Ale stated during a press conference with members of the local media...

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