COVID-19 Updates

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The safety of the residents of the CNMI remains the top priority of the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC). With approximately 90% of the CNMI’s adult population receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and approximately 84% of its residents fully vaccinated, combined with the rollout of the pediatric COVID-19 vaccines, the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and the CHCC will be implementing a comprehensive testing and surveillance strategy that will strengthen the travel process to rapidly identify and contact CNMI residents at risk of exposure to COVID-19.

 
Effective November 19, 2021, all inbound domestic travelers are required to provide additional contact information on the mandatory health declaration form, and quarantine will be determined by the vaccination status of the traveler and their household.
 
Travelers verified as fully vaccinated and verified as residing in a fully vaccinated household or lodging are not required to quarantine at all, but will be required to get tested for COVID-19 between days 3-5 after arrival, depending on their day of exit from the CNMI. If exiting prior to day 5, their contacts will also be required to test for COVID-19.
 
Fully vaccinated travelers not verified as residing in a fully vaccinated household or lodging are required to quarantine for five (5) days in a designated government facility, and will be tested after the 5-day quarantine. This includes a fully vaccinated traveler residing with children ineligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
 

Unvaccinated travelers are required to quarantine in a designated government facility for seven (7) days, and will be tested after the 7-day quarantine. Any traveler who tests positive for COVID-19 will be isolated in the designated government facility for an additional 10 days.

This new strategy will permit testing on a larger, comprehensive scale to allow for wider surveillance of COVID-19. The CHCC will offer community-based testing more than once a week. Community-based testing dates will be announced at covidtesting.chcc.health.

Please see the attached release for more information.