CNMI Community-Based Testing Initiative to resume operations

The Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force would like to announce that the CNMI Community-Based Testing Initiative will resume operations tomorrow, May 12, 2020.

Individuals who have been placed on priority scheduling before testing suspended last week have been rescheduled for this week.  For those who have been scheduled, should you not make it to your testing date, you will be placed on the waitlist to be rescheduled for the next availability. Please contact the CHCC Info Line at (670) 285-1672/1854/1352/1542 or through the new registration website which will be released soon to reschedule if you missed your testing date. 

The new testing schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday, Thursday, and Saturday

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Please note that testing will only be available for registered individuals.

A new registration website will be made available to the public soon. The Task Force will announce the website soon to include new questions to assist residents in registering for testing.  

The Task Force and Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC) remind the public that getting tested for COVID-19 does not improve response to the illness, nor does it reduce the risk of contracting or transmitting the disease. People who are tested and have a negative result, are still vulnerable to the virus.

The Task Force and CHCC continue to encourage residents within the Marianas to practice social distancing, which means avoiding close contact with people in order to avoid catching the virus yourself and to avoid passing it on to others. 

Please continue good hygiene such as washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve, and avoid touching your face. 

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First COVID-19 Diagnosis Identified for Tinian

The Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC) would like to inform the public that two (2) additional people have been recently confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, bringing CNMI’s current case count to 33* since March 28, 2020.

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