COVID-19 SitRep

  1. It is noteworthy that Yap State has confirmed 197 new cases, which is nearly one third of its cumulative total of 599 cases. Officials at Yap State Government advise that the youngest case was nine months old, and that the oldest case was a fully vaccinated 83 year old.
  2. The States of Yap, Pohnpei, and Kosrae are fully open; there are no limitations on the number of disembarking passengers on any given flight. Persons who are aged five and up traveling to all states, including Yap, Pohnpei, and Kosrae, must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
  3. The State of Chuuk will fully open on November 1st, but all flights prior to November 1st have a maximum of 66 passengers per flight. Chuuk’s communities remain COVID-19 free. Persons arriving in Chuuk prior to November 1st can expect to be subjected to a state-mandated quarantine experience. Per Public Law 22-134 and its regulations, persons traveling to Chuuk are still required to obtain a negative PCR-based test result within 72 hours prior to their departure to Chuuk.
  4. Per Public Law 22-134 and its regulations, as well as the President’s decree on COVID-19 transmission in the community, the mask mandate for all persons in public places and the entertaining of five-days of restricted movement upon arrival in Yap, Pohnpei, and Kosrae remain in effect. However, as of August 30th, 2022, President David W. Panuelo has instructed the Department of Health & Social Affairs and the Department of Justice to determine which elements of the regulations and decree can be relaxed.
  5. Officials at Yap State Government and Kosrae State Government advise that public schools in both states are open. Officials at Pohnpei State Government advise that public schools in Pohnpei are scheduled to open in September.

Below again are the links to the President’s decree, as well as the regulations guiding the Healthy Border Protection Act and its more recent guidelines.