All CNMI government offices will resume operations today from 9am to 3pm on weekdays until further notice. This will be considered a full 8-hour working day for timesheets and paycheck purposes.
Non-critical government employees who cannot make it to work must notify their immediate supervisor and apply for personal leave.

Public schools
All public schools remain closed until further notice due to massive damage sustained by seven campusess.
The Northern Marianas International School will resume operations today from 8am to 4:30pm.
The Saipan International School will resume classes today from 7:45am to 1:15pm.

Commonwealth Transit Authority
COTA’s demand response service will be up and running. Services will run from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Saturday and will be closed on Sundays.
Reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis and reservations must be made two days in advance. For reservations, call 664-2690.

Post office
The Saipan Post Office has reopened.
According to the U.S. Postal Service in Honolulu, Hawaii, mail has been delivered to P.O. boxes and the retail and parcel pickup windows have resumed operation. Saipan customers are encouraged to visit the post office regularly to check for incoming mail and packages.
The Rota Post Office has also reopened for business as usual

All First Hawaiian Bank Saipan branches are open from 9am to 1pm.
According to FHB Hagatna, Guam, all First Hawaiian Bank Saipan branches to open during the week for limited business hours from 9am to 1pm.
FHB customers with internet may access their account via FHB Online and FHB Mobile or may call the bank’s Customer Service Center at 1-888-844-4444.
Bank of Guam has resumed operation since yesterday and the following operating hours are effective:
-Saipan Garapan branch: 9:30am to 2:30pm, Monday through Friday
-Saipan Chalan Piao: Closed
-Rota: Normal hours
-Tinian: Closed

Bank of Hawaii’s Gualo Rai Branch in Saipan will be open for weekday business with limited hours beginning Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 9am to pm Monday through Friday, until further notice. Normal Saturday hours are 9am to 1pm.

Businesses open

-Welcome Market SR – Open
-New Sara Market (Capitol Hill) – Open
-Capitol Hill Market – Open
-Happy Market – Open
-Lucky D (Dandan) – Open and accepts cards, but are currently out of bottled water
-Rising Market (Koblerville) – Open and accepts cards
-Green Consume 2 (Chalan Laulau) – Open
-Joeten Dandan and Garapan – Open and accepts cards
-Han Nam (Koblerville) – Open and accepts cards
-Shun fu (Middle Road) – Open, cash basis only

Gas stations

Mobil gas stations
-Chalan Kiya, 8am – 7:30pm, Cash Only
-Garapan, Monday – Sunday, 8am – 7pm, Cash Only
-Kagman, Monday – Sunday, 8am – 7pm, Cash/Credit Card
-Susupe, Monday – Sunday, 8am – 7pm, Cash/Cards
-Sadog Tasi, Monday – Sunday, 8am – 7pm, Cash/Card
-Tanapag, Monday – Sunday, 8am – 7pm, Cash/Card
– Koblerville, Inoperable
– Chalan Piao, Inoperable

Shell gas stations
-Dandan, Monday – Sunday, 7am – 7pm, Cash/Card
-Gualo Rai (right of FHB), Monday – Sunday, 7am – 7pm, Cash/Card
-Highway Express Gualo Rai, Monday – Sunday, 7am – 7pm, Cash/Card
-Puerto Rico, Monday – Sunday, 7am – 7pm, Cash/Cards
-San Roque, Monday – Sunday, 7am – 5pm for government vehicles; 5pm-7pm for general public, Cash/Card
-Koblerville, Inoperable
-Susupe, Inoperable
-Airport road, Inoperable

-Wushin (open tomorrow 8am-5pm) – No filling up of cars; just containers drums

-Subway Gualo Rai – Open
-Herman’s Bakery – Cash only
-Triple J Restaurants – Tony Roma’s, Capricciosa, Surf Club, Bubba Gump, and Great Harvest – Open
-J’s Gualo Rai – Open for take-out
-Himawari – Open and accepting cards
-Shirley’s Garapan – Open
-Tony’s Seafood – $5, 5 choice

Water companies
-Saipan Ice – Open, limit 3 bags of ice
-Star Water – Open, selling 5-gal water

-Lucky D (Dandan) – Open
-Kagman Laundry – Open
No laundromats in San Roque are open.
-Evergreen Laundromat (Dandan across Joeten) – Closed
-Winners (across Garapan Elementary) – Open
None of the laundromats in Koblerville are open as they have sustained damage.
-Cool Laundromat (Fina Sisu) – Closed until further notice

Hardware Stores
-Korea Hardware – Open
-Do It Best (YCO) As Terlaje – Open
-Ace Hardware Susupe – Open & accepts cards
-Ace Hardware Gualo Rai & San Vicent – Open
-YCO Garapan – Open and accepting cards

Kimberly Bautista | Reporter
Kimberly Albiso Bautista has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at

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