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travel ban and restrictions due to the coronavirus in Samoa

due to Coronavirus Travel
Restrictions and Bans in Samoa:

1. Nationals of the USA and residents of Samoa (American) who transited or have been in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington or Wisconsin, are subject to Public Health screening and might be medically or home quarantined. 2. Entry Permits, issued by Samoa (American) instead of visas, are suspended. - This does not apply to residents of Samoa (American) with residence permit or an Immigration Board approval. 3. Passengers arriving from Samoa must: - obtain a health clearance from Ministry of Health (MOH) 3 days prior to arrival; - present a completed “DOT Travel Declaration Form” upon arrival. 4. Passengers who transited or have been in countries affected by Coronavirus (COVI-19), when arriving from Hawaii, must: -spend 14 days in Hawaii; and -obtain a health clearance 3 days before arrival in Samoa (American); and -present a completed “DOT Travel Declaration Form” upon arrival; and -provide itinerary upon arrival. 5. Flights from Tonga with Talofa Airways are suspended.

Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19

This document provides advice on the use of masks in communities, during home care, and in health care settings in areas that have reported cases of COVID-19. It is intended for individuals in the community, public health and infection prevention and control (IPC) professionals, health care managers, health care workers (HCWs), and community health workers. This updated version includes a section on Advice to decision makers on the use of masks for healthy people in community settings.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak: rights,roles and responsibilities of health workers, including key considerations for occupational safety and health

Health workers are at the front line of the COVID-19 outbreak response and as such are exposed to hazards that put them at risk of infection. Hazards include pathogen exposure, long working hours, psychological distress, fatigue, occupational burnout, stigma, and physical and psychological violence. This document highlights the rights and responsibilities of health workers, including the specific measures needed to protect occupational safety and health.