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COVID-19 Task Force

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the new directives issued by Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga in recent days is one, transferring the ASG Payroll Division from Human Resources back to the Treasury Department, as well as adding more members to the government COVID-19 Task Force. PAYROLL...
Vice Speaker of the House Fetu Fetui Jr leading the House Session this past week  [photo by AF]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A House hearing with members of the new COVID-19 Task Force is now scheduled for Tuesday at 8:30a.m. This was confirmed by the Chair of the House Health Committee Rep. Andra Tereise Samoa. The hearing has been called after many issues were raised regarding how the Task...
Amouli Community Health Center
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — People living in the Eastern District are calling out to the new Administration to use any remaining funding from the more than $164 million allocated to American Samoa under provisions of the federal CARES Act to complete the renovation of the Amouli Community Health...
Ella Gurr, chairperson of the American Samoa Chamber of Commerce
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  The Lemanu Administration’s newly established COVID-19 Task Force includes “At Large” public members. And among them is Ella Gurr, chairperson of the American Samoa Chamber of Commerce, who had requested the previous administration for inclusion of the private sector in...
Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government has a new COVID-19 Task Force and a new chairman — Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale, who is also the Governor’s Authorized Representative (GAR) for disaster issues dealing with the federal government. This is according to Health director, Motusa...
Health director Motusa Tuileama Nu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Health Department (DoH) has identified hotels for quarantine in Honolulu as well as medical partners to assist with COVID-19 testing for travelers if there is a repatriation flight to bring home American Samoa residents stranded off island. This is according to...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has instructed health and hospital leaders along with physicians to come up with a plan, which includes recommendations, on how the government would carry out a repatriation flight to bring home American Samoa residents stranded in the U.S. The...
COVID-19 TASK FORCE MEMBERS AT FONO
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Coronavirus Task Force is taking it one step at a time to find ways to bring local residents stranded in Hawaii and the mainland back home without facing any consequences afterwards from the coronavirus. This was the statement by Dr. John Tufa, a...
Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Speaking at last week’s cabinet meeting, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga revealed that funding has been set aside by the ASG coronavirus task force for a drug rehabilitation project. He said Department of Public Works is working on the design for the center and once that’s...
Chairman of the House Public Health Committee, Rep. Vesi Fautanu Talalelei Jr
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Chairman of the House Public Health and Hospital Committee, Rep. Vesi Talalelei Fautanu Jr was very disappointed after a request for a second Medicaid charter flight to evacuate patients for off-island treatment and repatriate residents stranded off island was denied...

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