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NAP to issue benefits through drive-thru service again for May distribution

In conformance with Governor Ralph DLG. Torres’ extended Public Health Emergency declaration and for ensuring the protocols for social distancing are in place, the CNMI Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) will be distributing benefits through drive-thru service again at their office location in As Lito from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from May 1 to 15, 2020.

CNMI to begin community-based testing for COVID-19

CNMI to begin community-based testing for COVID-19

Governor Ralph DLG. Torres and Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Esther L. Muña announced that the CNMI will begin community-based testing for COVID-19 at the Saipan International Airport today, April 28, 2020. The Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force, chaired by Warren Villagomez, has been diligently planning with CHCC to make free COVID-19 testing available for anyone in the CNMI who wishes to be tested. Saipan residents can now register for community testing. Plans for community testing for Rota and Tinian are forthcoming.People interested in being tested for COVID-19 can request for an appointment for specimen collection on the CHCC website at https://chcc.gov.mp/covid19testing.php or over the phone through the CHCC COVID-19 Info Line:(670) 285-1352(670) 285-1542(670) 285-1672(670) 285-1854Registered participants will get their nasal specimen collected at the Saipan International Airport at their designated time and day. For more information, visit governor.gov.mp/covid-19 or chcc.gov.mp/covid19testing.php. #StayAtHome #StopTheSpread #MarianasStrong

STOP THE SPREAD! CHCC Contact Tracers in Action

The Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC) would like to inform the public of the CNMI’s ongoing efforts to ensure the transmission of coronavirus is broken. 

Tinian Marine Water Quality Report for the Week of April 23, 2020

The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) analyzed water samples collected from Tinian’s recreational beaches this week. Samples collected from the following locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards.  These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water. However, studies have shown that storm water runoff in tropical environments may also contain these bacteria from the natural environment, which may not be directly associated with public health concerns.

Saipan West Beach Marine Water Quality Report for the Week of April 23, 2020

The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) analyzes water samples collected from Saipan’s recreational western beaches and storm drainages every week as part of a regularly scheduled sampling program. None of the samples collected from Saipan’s west beaches contained excessive concentration of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards.  Therefore, BECQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG.

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