The safety and health of the residents of the CNMI remain the top priorities of the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation. With approximately 60% of those fully vaccinated having received a booster shot, declining COVID-19 cases, and the current COVID-19 Community Level, entry protocols will be updated.
Community Level Low
With the new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention metric, the CNMI is currently in Community Level Low.
To date, cases are continuously detected via Community-Based Testing, CHCC testing, as well as at-home testing. As of April 4, 2022, a total of 11,158 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the CNMI, with 1 in 5 CNMI citizens estimated to have contracted the disease.
Recommendations for individual persons and households during COVID-19 Community Level Low:
LOW (Current level as of April 6, 2022)
- Wear a mask based on your personal preference, informed by your personal level of risk
- If you are immunocompromised or have a high risk for severe disease
- Have a plan for rapid testing, if needed (e.g., having home tests or access to testing)
- Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you are a candidate for treatments like oral antivirals, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and monoclonal antibodies
- Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters
- Maintain improved ventilation throughout indoor spaces whenever possible
- Follow CDC recommendations for isolation and quarantine, including getting tested if you are exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19.
Effective April 8, 2022, domestic travelers inbound via air or sea are not required to fill out the health declaration form.
All international travelers are required to fill out the health declaration form due to outbound testing requirements at least 72 hours prior to arrival at www.staysafecnmi.com.
All travelers and residents are reminded to live COVID-19 safe: follow the 3 W’s (wear your mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance); avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces; cover coughs and sneezes; clean and disinfect high touch surfaces daily; be alert for symptoms daily; and get tested for COVID-19.
Please see the attached release for more information.