Introduction

     The  Dept. of Administrative Services is an Executive Branch department of the American Samoa Government consisting of the Director's Office and several divisions: the ASG Mailroom, Printshop, Archives and Records Center, Housing, and Executive Office Bldg. Security-Maintenance.  Each division therefore functions according to policies and responsibilities regulated by the Director's Office.  The Director's Office also provides certain government services to the general public and ASG employees. These include ASG contracts and leases and personnel services with oversight of activities performed by Housing, Printshop, Mailroom, Archives and Records Center and EOB Security-Maintenance.  We are located at the Executive Office Bldg. in the village of Utulei, Tutuila, American Samoa. 684-633-4157/58. We welcome your comments and suggestions as we work to expand and improve our  public information website.

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               Director Afalava Eliki

Department of Administrative Services

      American Samoa's current DECLARATION OF ONGOING PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY AND STATE OF EMERGENCY for April 28 to May 28, 2022 is available at the COVID 19 ADVISORY link above. All DAS, Dept. of Administrative Services divisions are therefore implementing the current DECLARATION in response to community transmission of COVID-19 Omicron variants BA1 and BA2. DAS Divisions can be contacted via phone, computer or email for information about current public hrs., safety procedures and any service adjustments. The public is accordingly requested to follow the DECLARATION and act responsiblity during May by taking safety precautions to reduce contagion. DAS otherwise recommends it's own "4 W" exercises: WEAR a mask during all public interactions (especially N-95, KN-95 or KF-94 type masks); WASH hands frequently and thoroughly after contact with public surfaces; WATCH social distance by staying at least 6 ft. apart at all times; and to be WARY of crowding and ventilation when visiting public buildings and approved businesses. 

 

     Dept. of Administrative Services also encourages observance of current May 12, 2022 CDC website guidelines regarding primary vaccinations and booster shots in American Samoa. CDC continues to recommend only 2 Pfizer shots for children 5-11 and 2 Pfizer shots and 1 booster for children 12-17. Persons over 18 yrs should get 2 Pfizer shots or 2 Moderna shots or 1 J&J shot and a 1st booster of Pfizer, Moderna or J&J. A 2nd booster of Pfizer or Moderna is recommended for immunocomprimised people over 12 yrs of age; those over 50; and for those over 18 that had gotten 1 J&J shot and the J&J 1st booster. At this time the CDC has yet to approve any COVID 19 vaccine for infants and children less than 5 yrs. old. And for persons who may have completed primary WHO vaccinations outside of American Samoa, the CDC recommends a Pfizer or Moderna booster after 28 days. COVID-19 vaccinations, boosters, testing and medication is available at your local clinic or LBJ for all, especially for children and the elderly, and for those with fever, cough, breathlessness, fatigue or loss of taste and smell. However, people who are asympotomatic without symptoms should also test. Call Dept. of Health at 219 for exact information. And even though American Samoans have successfully limited local community transmission of COVID-19 viruses and variants with the help of it's National partners, it must stay on guard for future variants. For more information on the DECLARATION advisories and CDC recommendations, press the COVID-19 ADVISORY link above and/or the CDC link below. Thank you!

     E maua le FA'ALIGA VEVESIIGA SOIFUA MALOLOINA MA VEVESIIGA LAUTELE TUMAU Amelika Samoa mo Aperila 28 - Me 28, 2022 i le liniki "COVID-19 ADVISORY" i luga. Ua fa'atino la le Ofisa Puleaga ma ona lala i lea FA'ALIGA a ua, ua solo vailisi KOVITI-19 Omicron BA1 ma BA2. Fa'asota'i Ofisa Puleaga i le telefoni, komiputa po'o le imeli mo fa'amatalaga itula ofisa; gaioioiga saogalemu; ma nai suiiga galuega ta'itasi. E fa'atalosaga lava i le lautele mamalu fa'amolemole se talia le FA'ALIGA ina saogalemu le masina o Me. E eu fo'i lava mata'itusi Fa si matou aufaigaluega: "4 F" - FA'AOGA se punifofoga (ae maise tuaiga N-95, KN-95, KF-94); FUFULU mama lima pe fa'apea ua e pa'i ni meafale ofisa; FA'AVA 6 ft. mai isi tagata i taimi uma; ma FAITETE i tagata fa'a potopoto ma ofisa ma pisinisi e ea pupuni.

 

     Ma te fa'asaga lava i puipuiga tau o le uepisaiti CDC 5/12/22 ina tui vakisini ma pusata tagata nofo Amelika Samoa. Ua fa'asalalau lava le CDC e na'o 2 tui vakisini Pfizer ua tau mo tamaiti 5-11 tausaga. A e 2 tui vakisini Pfizer ma 1 pusata Pfizer ua tatau mo tupulaga 12-17. E fautua le CDC 2 tui o le Pfizer po'o le Moderna po'o le 1 tui o le J&J ma se pusata 1 o le Pfizer po'o Moderna mo tagata uma e matua i le 18 tausaga. E mafai fo'i na fili se pusata 2 o le Pfizer po'o le Moderna ia latou e ma'i tumau pe fai e matua i le 12 tausaga; po'o latou ua matua i le 50 tausaga; po'o latou fo'i sa pusata 1 i le J&J. I taimi nei, ua saili pea se tui vakisini KOVITI-19 mo pepe ma tamaiti lalo i le 5 tausaga. Ma mo latou sa 2 tui vakisini WHO i fafo o Amelika Samoa po'o Amelika, e fautua le CDC ina tui pusata 1 o le Pfizer po'o le Moderna pe atoa aso 28. E iai tui vakisini, suega ma vai KOVITI-19 i lou falema'i po'o le LBJ, mo tagata uma, ae maise tamaiti ma tagata matatua ma latou ua ma'i fiva, tale, taumanavanava, sela po'o ua le loga le tofo ma le manogi. Peita'i, e tatau fo'i suega mo tagata e le loga ni ma'i. Valaau i 219, le Ofisa Soifua Maloloina, mo fa'amatalaga sa'o. Fa'amalo tagata Amelika Samoa ma latou paaga o le Malo Tele ua taofi se sologa tele o vailisi eseese KOVITI-19. Mo fautuaga fou atilia'e o le FA'ALIGA, fa'a omi le liniki "COVID-19 ADVISORY" i luga po'o le liniki CDC o i lalo.  Fa'afetai Lava!

Current CDC website link/liniki CDC:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html