Prepare, Prevent and Respond to COVID-19
This project supported through the CARES Act under the Family Violence & Prevention Services Act informing the community to prepare, prevent and respond to COVID-19
A Samoan Quarantine ChristmasRead Now
Written by: Kathy Fitisone, ASADSV Staff
After many months of closed borders followed by many months of exclusive repatriation flights, we have finally arrived at some sort of normalcy with flights to and from the mainland, albeit not as often or as regular as we are used to but nonetheless, the opportunity to travel exists. What still remains the same in our fight against COVID-19 is the process of quarantining for a certain period of time before being released out into the general population.
Because the flight schedules are not set in stone and because many possible outcomes could cause the duration of quarantine to be longer than normal, there is the possibility that you may have to spend Christmas in quarantine. Bah-humbug you may say. Stop being such a Grinch. Look on the bright side of things to have a holly, jolly, merry Christmas.
If you must be in quarantine during Christmas, we ask that you make the most of it. Be thankful you are home. Many people wish they could be home for the holidays; you are one step closer and we are excited to have you home!
American Samoa has been extremely fortunate to date to not have experienced the effects of COVID-19 encountered by so many countries throughout the world. We have seen our government leaders and various Government agencies at the forefront of this battle and they should be commended for putting procedures and policies in place that have allowed us to continue life as normal as possible with very minimal interruptions. We continue to ask everyone to adhere to the COVID-19 procedures of getting vaccinated and boosted, quarantining, social distancing, wearing a mask, and keeping hands and faces clean. Also keep abreast of updates from the CDC and the latest news regarding COVID-19. We as a community must continue to do our part – even if it means quarantining during Christmas.
Merry Quarantine Christmas and welcome home! Ia manuia le Kerisimasi, malo le malaga manuia mai!
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