Four samples awaiting COVID-19 testing

There are now four samples awaiting shipment for testing of coronavirus at the Hawaii State Lab. That’s the latest information from Department of Health Epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa. At Sunday’s briefing at the Emergency […]

ASG moves into 20-hr work week

ASG is moving  into a 20-hour work week in response to the COVID-19 pandemic  but employees will still be paid 40 hours per week. The 50% staffing level has been moved from Code Yellow to […]

Fishing vessel will not be allowed to enter

The fishing vessel with a seriously injured crew member on board will not be allowed to enter Pago Pago Harbor. Local businessman Herman Popeye Thomsen who had been contacted by the owners of the vessel […]

Lolo: Pulenuu need to help DPS enforce ban

As the governor sees it the ban on social gatherings during the emergency declaration for coronavirus is not being followed in villages. And he’s written to the Secretary of Samoan Affairs to lean on village […]

A.B.L.E. donates locally made gowns & masks

Board members and volunteers of the Agency for Better Living Endeavors (A.B.L.E.) today donated at least 300 washable masks and two dozen washable gowns to Dr.Reese Tuatoo of the Medical Staff and Mrs. Sima Tuatoo, […]

LBJ Hospital prepares for COVID-19

The LBJ Hospital has seen an increase of individuals presenting at the hospital with flu like symptoms. Since last week tents have been set up outside the Emergency Room to triage those with such symptoms. […]

Faith & prayer alone not enough to fight pandemic

The Pacific Conference of Churches says faith and prayer alone are not enough to combat the corona virus pandemic. And preachers should not claim that COVID-19 is punishment from God nor should they vilify people […]

First grant under CARES Act for ASG is from HUD

Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming the first federal funding from the new CARES Act, over $800,000 in COVID-19 assistance grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As soon as the CARES […]