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Novel Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 Public Guidance: Business hours modified; Social gatherings at public beaches now allowed; Curfew hours modified

In line with approved guidance by the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC) and due to the continued success of preventative measures at the border by the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force, Governor Ralph DLG. Torres announced on Wednesday that the CNMI COVID-19 Emergency Directives are amended to allow businesses to open from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., allow for social gatherings at public beaches, and to modify curfew hours to 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m.

These amendments will be effective Thursday, August 6, 2020.

The CNMI remains under Community Vulnerability Level “BLUE,” which signifies significant progress in community-based testing and no presence of community spread of COVID-19 due to protective measures at the border to immediately identify and isolate confirmed cases at designated quarantine sites.

  • All businesses that have facilities open to the general public may be open to the public from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • All public beaches and pathways are officially open for all recreational activities, including social gatherings, subject to the social distancing requirements stated in the CNMI COVID-19 Emergency Directives.
    • Barbecue gatherings of no more than 25 people at the beaches are now permitted. Consumption of alcohol at public beaches will be allowed only until sunset.
  • Curfew Hours are now 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.
    • Exceptions to Curfew Hours remain:
      • First responders while in performance of their official duties
      • Any person lawfully employed during the Curfew Hours or is in direct route of going to or returning from their place of employment
      • Any person going to or returning from admission to the hospital or completion of treatment such as hemodialysis.

For more information, please refer to the CNMI Economic Recovery Plan or the latest amendments to the CNMI COVID-19 Emergency Directives of 2020 at

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