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 July 27 - Aug. 26, 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 the COVID-19 Omicron variants. DAS Divisions can be contacted via phone or email for information about public hrs., safety procedures and service adjustments. The public is accordingly requested to follow the DECLARATION and to act responsibly during July by continuing safety precautions that reduce contagion. DAS otherwise recommends it's own "4 W" workforce 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 in public buildings and approved businesses. 

 

     Dept. of Administrative Services also encourages observance of current July 19, 2022 CDC Centers for Disease Control website guidelines regarding two primary vaccinations and one or two booster shots for American Samoans and a new Novovax vaccine. CDC now specifies:

3 Pfizer doses only for babies and children 6 months-4 yrs old or

2 Moderna doses only for babies and children 6 months-11 yrs old.

2 Pfizer doses and a Pfizer booster for children and teens 5 -17 yrs old or,

2 Moderna doses only without boosters for children 12-17 yrs old.

2 Pfizer, 2 Moderna or 2 Novovax shots, or 1 J&J shot for people over 18 yrs old.

1 Pfizer or 1 Moderna first booster for people over 18 yrs old. No booster for Novovax needed

1 booster of Pfizer or Moderna for those vaccinated with 1 shot of J&J.

1 second booster of Pfizer of Moderna for people over 50 yrs. old.

Persons who got 2 CDC approved WHO vaccine shots and 1-2 boosters in other countries are considered up to date. Those who got just 1 WHO shot should get a Pfizer or Moderna shot and booster(s).

Persons who received unapproved CDC or WHO vaccines should wait 28 days before

starting Pfizer, Moderna or J&J primary vaccine shots and a booster(s).

 

COVID-19 vaccinations, boosters, testing and medication is available at your local clinic or LBJ for all, but especially for small children and the elderly, and for those experiencing fever, cough, breathlessness, fatigue or loss of taste and smell. However, people can be asymptomatic without symptoms and can also test. Call Dept. of Health at 219 for exact vaccine age/dosage information. Unending thanks to all American Samoans and National Federal partners who have contributed towards achieving American Samoa's low community transmission level of COVID-19 viruses and 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!

     O iai le FA'ALIGA VEVESIIGA SOIFUA MALOLOINA MA VEVESIIGA LAUTELE TUMAU Amelika Samoa mo Iulai 27 - Aukuso 26, 2022, i le liniki "COVID-19 ADVISORY" i luga. Ua fa'atino lava le Ofisa Puleaga ma ona lala i lea FA'ALIGA a ua, ua tau solo lava vailisi KOVITI-19 Omicron. Fa'asota'i Ofisa Puleaga i le telefoni po'o le imeli mo fa'amatalaga itula ofisa; gaioioiga saogalemu; ma suiiga galuega ta'itasi. E fa'atalosaga lava i le lautele mamalu fa'amolemole ina talia le FA'ALIGA se fa'a saogalemu le masina o Iulai. E eu fo'i le 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 e te pa'i ni meafale ofisa; FA'AVA 6 ft. mai isi tagata i taimi uma; ma FAITETE i tagata potopoto i ofisa ma pisinisi eseese pe a fai e ea punitia.

 

     E fa'atautua lava puipuiga o le uepisaiti CDC mo tui vakisini ma pusata tagata Amelika Samoa. Mai 7/19/22, ua iai se vakisini fou Novovax ma ua fa'asalalau le CDC e fa'apea:

 

3 tui Pfizer mo pepe ma tamaiti 6 masina-4 tausaga po'o le,

 

2 tui Moderna mo pepe ma tamiti 6 masina-11 tausaga.

2 tui Pfizer ma 1 pusata Pfizer mo tupulaga 5-17 tausaga po'o le,

 

2 tui Moderna mo tupulaga 12-17 tausaga. Ma ua le tatau se pusata Moderna.

2 tui Pfizer, 2 tui Moderna, 2 tui Novovax; po'o le 1 tui J&J mo tagata matutua i le 18 tausaga

Ua le tatau se pusata Novovax.

 

1 tui pusata muamua Pfizer po'o Moderna mo tagata uma matutua i le 18 tausaga.

1 tui pusata le Pfizer po'o le Moderna mo tagata sa tui tasi i le J&J.

 

1 tui pusata loga lua o le Pfizer po'o le Moderna mo tagata matutua i le 50 tausaga.

Ua atoa vakisini tagata mai isi atunu'u, pe afai ua 2 tui ma le 1-2 pusata vakisini WHO.

 

A mo tagata ga tui i se vakisini e'ese mai le WHO/CDC, ua fa'a tatau na toi tui ma pusata i le Pfizer po'o le Moderna pe afai ua atoa se 28 aso taluai.

    

E iai tui vakisini, suega ma vai KOVITI-19 i lou falema'i po'o le LBJ, mo tagata uma, ae maise tamaiti iti ma tagata matatua ma latou ua loga fiva, tale, taumanavanava, sela po'o ua le loga le tofo ma le manogi. Peita'i, e mafai fo'i e fai suega mo tagata e le loga ni ma'i. Valaau i 219, le Ofisa Soifua Maloloina, mo fa'amatalaga sa'o o tui ma pusata. Toi Fa'a Fa'afetai Tele Tele Lava i le au tautuaga Amelika Samoa ma paaga O le Malo Tele ua fa'apuipui virisi eseese o le 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 Tele!

Current CDC website link/liniki CDC:

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