The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or “CARES Act,” includes a $3 billion set-aside for District of Columbia, Guam, the CNMI, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and will be divided based on population, according to Rep. Gregorio "KIlili" Sablan, the CNNMI's delegate to the U.S. Congress.

Sablan said the CNMI will receive an estimated $37.8 million from the federal stimulus package, which Pres...

Saipan-- The CNMI today recorded its first two confirmed cases of Covid-19. One is a 42-year-old male and the other is 49-year-old female. Both have travel history, according to the Governor's Task Force and the Commonwealth Health Center. 

They have been in quarantine at Chalan Kanoa Resort, since showing symptoms on March 25, according to the task force.

CHCC has already initiated contact tracing for the most immediate contact...

Palikir, Pohnpei— Federated States of Micronesia President David Panuelo has extended Chuuk's travel ban to April 17 upon request from the state's governor.

Panuelo on Friday received a letter from Chuuk Gov. Johnson S. Elimo requesting permission to extend the ban on entry of travelers from Covid-19 affected countries, states and territories.

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"The purpose for the request was so that Chuuk State can increase its capacity t...

 Sailors from the USS Theodore Roosevelt, who tested positive for Covid-19, have been evacuated to Naval Hospital Guam. Photo by Gina T. Reilly

The number of sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt who tested positive for Covid-19 has spiked to 36 from the initial 23 reported Friday, according to national media reports quoting the Navy.

“Navy officials expect the number of sailors infected to continue to grow as the entir...

As Guam’s Covid-19 tally continues to mount each day, the local medical community anticipates the situation to be much worse than what the current statistics show, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said, warning that “the worst is yet to come.”

 “We are in it for the long run,” the governor said during a video conference with reporters on Saturday. “We are not yet out of the woods-- not even close.”

She said data presented to her by the Me...

(Updated: The CNMI on Saturday recorded its first two Covid-19 positive cases)

Saipan-- In an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19 into the commonwealth islands, the CNMI government vows strict enforcement of its quarantine policy for all incoming passengers, warning that violators will be sent behind bars. 

"Given the importance of protecting our small island community, CHCC will work with the Governor’s COVID-19...


Guam stands to receive $111 million under CARE Act

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President Donald Trump today signed a $2 trillion bipartisan stimulus package that seeks to mitigate the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has caused the stock market collapse, business closures and mass joblessness.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, “takes the positive step of treating U.S. territories as states in...

The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 40 individuals for COVID-19 on Friday, March 27, 2020 with conclusive results. Four tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and 36 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2. 

A total of 348 tests were performed from March 12, 2020 through March 27, 2020 with conclusive results. To date, a total of 49 cases tested positive by DPHSS and 299 cases tested negative for COVID-19 wit...

Since Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero ordered the shutdown of schools, non-essential government agencies, bars, restaurants, amusement and fitness facilities, Guam residents have sheltered in place, abiding by the governor's social distancing mandate.

And while stuck at home, residents find creative ways to spend their time. Many social media users post daily updates on what they playfully label #lockdown diary. Some catch up on their...

The U.S. Department of the Interior today announced $858,924 in Technical Assistance Program emergency grant funding to the Pacific Island Health Officers Association (PIHOA) to procure GeneXpert testing kits and a machine for the U.S. Pacific territories and freely associated states so that they may now conduct on-island testing during the Covid-9 pandemic.

Funding will be used to purchase newly developed Covid-19 testing kits...

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