The Samoa Observer newspaper reported at least nine people had been allowed to quarantine at home.
One such person is historian Meleisea Malama Meleisea, who posted on Facebook that he was at home but had been visited by Police and Ministry of Health personnel. He said there were two security guards on duty around the clock, something he thought was "quite unnecessary".
Authorities said those who were allowed home had made their requests weeks ago and stringent isolation conditions had been placed on them.
They did not confirm how many were quarantining at home.