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.
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.