US Territories’ July 12-18, 2020 news week in tweets
DC leaders in favor of statehood for Puerto Rico
Bills for Puerto Rican statehood receive support as they pass through Congress.
Guam is 78% vaccinated
78% of adults in Guam are vaccinated. 2,500 more must be vaccinated to reach 80%, creating effective herd immunity.
Governor Albert Bryan Jr. announces new travel requirements for the US Virgin Islands
Starting July 19, all travelers to the USVI must provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of their departure.
Northern Mariana Islands awarded $5,795,259 from the Department of the Interior
This funding will go to the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, the MAP (Maintenance Assistance Program) Act, and various projects.
Wobble in moon’s orbit may lead to flooding in American Samoa and Hawai’i
According to NASA, this wobble, along with the effects of climate change, may lead to record flooding.