Shelters activated on Saipan and Tinian

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CNMI Official Seal (PNC file photo)

Due to the ongoing threat of Tropical Depression 20W, CNMI Governor Ralph DLG. Torres, in coordination with the CNMI Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM), the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force, and the CNMI Public School System (PSS), have activated the following locations as shelters on Saipan and Tinian effective 4:00 p.m. today:

· Marianas High School

· Kagman High School

· Tinian Elementary School

There are currently no shelters in place for the island of Rota; however, emergency managers on the island are currently monitoring the situation with shelters on standby.

Residents on Saipan and Tinian in tents are advised to go to the closest shelter to them for care, support, and relief during the rainy conditions.

The Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority (COTA) is activated to provide transportation to the shelters throughout the day. Residents can call (670) 664-2690 for transportation to designated shelters.

In compliance with current CNMI COVID-19 protocols and to ensure the safety and health of all residents seeking shelter, the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation will be conducting temperature checks and COVID-19 vaccination verifications prior to residents entering shelters. Vaccinated individuals seeking shelter must bring their COVID-19 vaccination cards (CDC vaccine card) for vaccination verification.

For more information, please visit the following:

CNMI EOC State Warning Point Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnmieocswp/
CNMI Office of the Governor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GovernorCNMI
Governor Ralph DLG. Torres Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ralphdlg.torres/
NWS Website: https://www.weather.gov/gum/
NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/

(CNMI Office of the Governor Release)

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