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COVID-19

Cabinet members
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Not yet half of the Executive Branch workforce of just over 5,000 employees have been fully vaccinated, according to the Human Resources Department (DHR) report presented at Monday’s cabinet meeting, where it was also revealed that more than 1,000 teachers have not been...
Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Reaching a 90% or over COVID-19 vaccination rate for the territory’s eligible population is important in order to help protect American Samoa if the deadly virus spreads within the community as commercial flights from Honolulu continue to identify new positive cases,...
Dr. Fiona Trail
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Five passengers on the Nov. 18 flight from Honolulu tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and they, along with their close-contact family members who traveled with them, are now in isolation for 14-days, says Health Department’s Dr. Fiona Trail during a news conference...
Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During the COVID-19 Task Force meeting on Monday, Health Department’s Epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa  explained that the number of vaccinations for November sharply declined compared to previous months. This is according to a task force news release, following...
Dr. Fiona Trail
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa has new imported COVID-19 cases after five travelers on the Nov. 18th flight from Honolulu tested positive and the passengers, along with their family members, who traveled with them, were immediately taken into isolation, Health Department’s Dr. Fiona...
Members of the ASG COVID-19 Task Force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Instead of three-consecutive days of mass vaccinations with ASG operations closed down, the COVID-19 Task Force has come up with a new plan, with vaccinations to be administered on consecutive Wednesdays — Dec. 1st, 8th and 15th — with village and school based clinics...
Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva
Suva, FIJI — A three-month-old baby has died of Covid-19 in Fiji. The infant's death brings the country's death toll from the virus to 695. n its latest update on 19 November, the government also confirmed 10 new cases, taking the number of active cases to 333. By August, it was thought about 10...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Just over 20 children ages 5 to 11 years old have been vaccinated for COVID-19 vaccine since vaccinations for this age group were first launched last week, says Health Department’s Dr. Faiese Talafu during Friday’s DoH news conference, where health official urged parents...
American Samoa Honeland Security logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The local Department of Homeland Security (ASDHS) has requested an inventory of all vehicles for ASG departments, offices and semi-autonomous agencies as the government prepares to launch a “Protect AS One” mass vaccination driver from Dec. 1st through Dec. 3rd from 8a.m...
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Washington, D.C. — 100 percent federal funding is now available through the end of 2021 for any emergency protective measure grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as part of COVID-19 response.  “We’ve had a lot of major funding news recently and since early 2020, but this...

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