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  • By Pacific Island Times News Staff

16 of 884 test positive

Sixteen new cases of Covid-19 were identified out of 884 tests performed on Monday, April 26.

Three cases reported recent travel history and were identified in quarantine. Five cases were identified through contact tracing.

To date, there have been a total of 7,939 officially reported cases of Covid-19 with 136 deaths, 68 cases in active isolation, and 7,735 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 0.9.

Starting Wednesday, April 28, the UOG Fieldhouse Covid-19 vaccination will resume administering the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (J&J/Janssen) vaccine.

A total of 200 doses will be available daily to eligible residents 18 years of age and older. Although walk-ins are accepted, residents are encouraged to book an appointment online at the link provided below.


DPHSS issued new guidance providing general requirements and restrictions for social distancing, cleaning and disinfecting, with mandates for all graduation ceremonies other than the “Grad and Go” concept.

If a graduation ceremony is to be held indoors, the total number of persons shall be limited to no more than 50 percent occupancy load with seating provided the indoor area can maintain the required physical distance.

  • all schools and IHEs planning to have an indoor or outdoor graduation ceremony are required to develop and submit a detailed Covid-19 mitigation plan to DPHSS at least 14 days prior to the scheduled graduation ceremony. All plans should be sent via email to Schools that anticipate holding graduation ceremonies sooner than 14 days from today are to contact the DPHSS Division of Environmental Health immediately. Failure to comply will place schools and IHEs in non­compliance with DPHSS guidance that may result in penalties and/or fines.

  • the total number of persons shall be limited to no more than the outdoor area can maintain with the required physical distance if held outdoors

  • Attendees must be limited to school faculty and staff, graduates, and no more than four guests per graduate provided the graduation site can accommodate the decreased occupancy load and physical distancing.

  • Attendees must pre-register with each school prior to the graduation ceremony in order to be allowed entrance to attend the event

  • All attendees must wear face masks at all times

  • Have a plan in place for staggered entrances and exits and other common places where people congregate in order to reduce the occurrence of bottlenecks.

  • School graduates must enter and exit 3 feet apart from one another in a single line when directed to their seats.

  • IHE graduates must enter and exit 6 feet apart from one another in a single line when directed to their seats.

  • High-touch areas and toilet facilities should be properly staffed to service, clean, and disinfect prior to, during, and after the event.


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