Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Federal Assistance

The Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation are working together to protect the safety and health of the CNMI. Residents are encouraged to keep themselves healthy, practice social distancing, and stay informed. 

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, is a law enacted by President Trump and the US Congress to provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses around the US affected by the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. 

Relief and Resources

There are three main components to the CARES Act that provides direct assistance for residents in the CNMI:

Torres-Palacios Administration Set on Streamlining and Modernizing Permitting Process

In an effort to address what is often a cumbersome and, sometimes, lengthy permitting process for businesses and investors, Governor Ralph DLG. Torres and Lt. Governor Arnold I. Palacios have prioritized a complete review and revamp of the process with the goal of creating a more understandable and easier way to do business in the CNMI.

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