Effective December 8, 2019, the Governor of American Samoa, Hon. Lolo M. Moliga, has declared a continuation of the public health emergency initially declared on November 13, 2019.

As a result of this declaration the following directives are in effect:

1 - ALL public and private schools, Early Childhood Centers, kindergartens, and daycares are to closed until further notice.

2 - ALL public gathering including but not limited to bingo halls, church functions (i.e. rallies, car washes, fundraisers, and picnics), Christmas parties, gathering at public parks, 1st and 3rd Friday events at the Market place, flight night gatherings (only travelers permitted) are to be cancelled.

3 - ALL village councils are to enforce curfews and discourage public gatherings.

4 - ALL children one (1) year old and younger and all pregnant women should stay home but keep prenatal appointments as scheduled.

5 - ALL parents with children six (6) months and older who have not been vaccinated should report to the DOH clinics in Faga'alu and Tafuna to receive their vaccination shots. If parents are in need of a ride, they cal the DOH hotline to arrange transport at 633-5781, 633-5782, or 633-5822.