Press Releases

Schools permitted to reopen subject to approval and assessment of reopening plans

As a result of discussions between the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force, Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC), and education stakeholders from Northern Marianas College (NMC), Public School System (PSS), and the Commonwealth Coalition of Private Schools, Governor Ralph DLG. Torres announced on Thursday that schools are permitted to safely reopen subject to approval of reopening plans and assessment of facilities.

OVR awarded $86,000 in grant funding from USDA

The CNMI Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), under the Office of the Governor, announced on Monday that they have been officially awarded over $80,000 in grant funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for operations and assisting special needs individuals with employment opportunities.

Statement by Governor Ralph DLG. Torres

Lt. Governor Palacios and our families together with the entire Marianas send our thoughts and prayers for Governor Lou and her family at this time.

One individual confirmed on Monday for COVID-19 upon arrival

The Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC) announced on Monday, August 10, 2020, that one (1) individual has been confirmed positive for COVID-19, bringing CNMI’s current case count to 49 since March 28, 2020.

CNMI DOL issues notice regarding the definition of “Qualified Alien”

Over the weekend, the CNMI Department of Labor (CNMI DOL) reiterated federal guidance from the US Department of Labor (USDOL) regarding the definition of a “Qualified Alien” and other eligibility guidance regarding the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) programs.

One individual confirmed on Saturday for COVID-19 upon arrival

The Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC) announced on Saturday, August 8, 2020, that one (1) individual has been confirmed positive for COVID-19, bringing CNMI’s current case count to 48 since March 28, 2020.

One individual confirmed for COVID-19 upon arrival

The Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC) announce that one (1) individual has been confirmed positive for COVID-19, bringing CNMI’s current case count to 47 since March 28, 2020.

COVID-19 Public Guidance – Business hours modified; Social gatherings at public beaches now allowed; Curfew hours modified

In line with approved guidance by the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC) and due to the continued success of preventative measures at the border by the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force, Governor Ralph DLG. Torres announced on Wednesday that the CNMI COVID-19 Emergency Directives are amended to allow businesses to open from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., allow for social gatherings at public beaches, and to modify curfew hours to 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m.

CNMI Cannabis Commission launches

With the publishing of the certification and adoption of proposed rules and regulations of the CNMI Cannabis Commission (Commission), the Commission announces the official launching of applications for the commercial Cannabis Licenses and noncommercial Homegrown Marijuana Registry.

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Third Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Site Discovered on Rota

On Saturday, September 12, 2020 the Department of Lands and Natural Resources (DLNR) received a critical tip regarding possible infestation of the coconut rhinoceros beetles (CRB) in the Gagani and Talakhaya areas of Rota.

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