In the spirit of the upcoming Labor Day weekend, the Office of the Governor announced yesterday that Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and Lt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios have authorized the grant of administrative leave after noon today for the CNMI’s “non-critical” government employees.
In yesterday’s announcement, Torres describes Labor Day as an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers. This year in the CNMI, “we recognize the work and accomplishments of all our essential workers—both in the public and private sectors—who have contributed to the safety of our community during this pandemic.”
Torres further lauds the CNMI’s front-liners in the announcement. “It takes a home, a village, an island, and one Marianas to keep our closely-knit community safe, and we did that together against all odds. This weekend, we celebrate our front-liners, doctors, nurses, our COVID-19 Task Force, law enforcement officers, firefighters, bus drivers, and our government employees who do good work every day for our islands to keep us safe from disease and to rebuild our economy,” said Torres.