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Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 29, 2020

Department of Health: Three New Cases of COVID-19 on O‘ahu DOH reports three (3) new COVID-19 cases. Two (2) are adults and one (1) is a minor and all are from O‘ahu. Please note that the total case count only rises by two, as one O‘ahu case was removed after a presumptive positive specimen was retested and was ultimately negative. Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, May 29, 2020 Island of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since 2/28/2020 (including new cases) Total Released from Isolation* O‘ahu 3 419 397 Hawai‘i 0 82 82 Maui 0 116 105 Kaua‘i 0 20 19 Moloka‘i 0 2 2 Lana‘i 0 0 0 Residents Diagnosed outside HI 0 10   Unknown 0 0   Total 3 649   Total released from isolation     605 Deaths 0 17   * Includes cases that meet isolation release criteria. Laboratory* Testing Data There were 933 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting. Total Number of Individuals Tested by Clinical and State Laboratories Positive Negative 47,421** 647 46,760 *Electronic Laboratory Reporting  **14 test results were inconclusive Hawaiicovid19.com For more tables visit: https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/ Most Hawai‘i Residents Recognize COVID-19 as a Serious Concern According to a statewide survey [...]

2020-05-29T17:22:09-10:00May 29th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Uncategorized|

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 28, 2020

Governor’s Office: Community Connection on Facebook Live Held with Four County Mayors Gov. Ige was joined by all four county mayors during today’s Community Connection session to discuss the reopening of businesses and activities in the state and counties. The leaders of the state answered public and media questions on what residents could expect in the coming weeks and months as Hawai‘i continues its fight against COVID-19. Viewers asked where and when pools would reopen, when camping will be allowed, and wanted updates on summer programs, and more. The mayors emphasized that their goal is to keep the community safe. City and County of Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell pointed out, “There’s no playbook for this pandemic. It’s not like a tsunami where we go through this repeatedly. We are learning how to deal with it.” They also stressed they’ve been talking to each other from the very beginning to share what they’re doing and looking at best practices. During the session Gov. Ige mentioned that the 14-day quarantine would be extended for domestic and international travelers past June 30, but would make an official announcement at a later date. Gov. Ige also mentioned that he and all four mayors have [...]

2020-05-28T17:28:42-10:00May 28th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Uncategorized|

Stepping Up for Youth Mental Health

How one Hawaii couple has taken care of its family’s mental health during the COVID-19 crisis. Daneen Sandry A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll revealed that nearly half of all Americans believe the coronavirus crisis is causing harm to their mental health. Here in Hawaii, mental health providers across the islands have been working especially hard throughout the pandemic to protect the well-being of their clients and communities. The past three months of living with COVID-19 have inspired some Hawaii residents to step up for mental-health awareness. Daneen Sandry and her husband Rick are two of these unsung heroes. Over the past seven years, the Sandrys have served as therapeutic foster parents for many young people between the ages of three and 21 with emotional and behavioral challenges. Daneen found her passion for becoming a foster parent over the course of 25 years of work with the Hawaii State Department of Education where she met many youth in foster care. Her current work with Catholic Charities Hawaii’s Na ‘Ohana Pulama program (CCH-NOP) offers Daneen yet another outlet to help local youth in foster care. The treatment program provides short-term therapeutic foster care for youth having difficulty functioning in their [...]

2020-06-12T13:00:27-10:00May 28th, 2020|Community News, Uncategorized|

Officers Out in Full Force Educating and Enforcing Beach Closures

HONOLULU – Beaches in the Waimanalo area were more empty today than usual on the first full day of Governor Ige’s emergency rules that has closed all beaches under State of Hawai‘i jurisdiction, other than to cross them to get to the ocean for exercise. On one stretch of sand, two fishermen were casting at the shoreline, more than the social distancing recommendation of at least six feet apart. A short distance away a couple lounged in beach chairs. The fishermen were within the rules set out by the Governor’s Fifth Supplementary Proclamation yesterday, but the beach loungers were not. Officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) and the Honolulu Police Dept., were patrolling beaches around O‘ahu educating people on the temporary rules, aimed at preventing people from congregating on state beaches during the COVID-19 crisis. DOCARE Supervisor John Silberstein said he was answering a lot of questions, as many people seemed unaware of the new restrictions. Some of his officers, he said, were writing citations. DLNR Chair Suzanne Case and DOCARE Chief Jason Redulla, joined in asking everyone to abide by the closures and only be on the beach to get to the water for [...]

2020-06-12T12:53:19-10:00May 28th, 2020|News Releases, Uncategorized|

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 27, 2020

Department of Health: One New Case of COVID-19 Reported One (1) Hawai‘i island adult has tested positive for coronavirus according to the latest count from DOH. The new case comes after three consecutive days of zero (0) positive cases. Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, May 27, 2020 Island of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since 2/28/2020 (including new cases) Total Released from Isolation* O‘ahu 0 414 394 Hawai‘i 1 82 81 Maui 0 116 104 Kaua‘i 0 20 19 Moloka‘i 0 2 2 Lana‘i 0 0 0 Residents Diagnosed outside HI 0 10   Unknown 0 0   Total 1 644   Total released from isolation     600 Deaths 0 17   * Includes cases that meet isolation release criteria. Laboratory* Testing Data There were 518 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting Total Number of Individuals Tested by Clinical and State Laboratories Positive Negative 45,746** 642 45,089 *Electronic Laboratory Reporting  **15 test results were inconclusive Hawaiicovid19.com   Hawai‘i Tourism Authority: Vacation Rental Performance Report Released HTA released its monthly Vacation Rental Performance Report Wednesday, and the supply of vacation rentals in Hawai‘i last month was down 62.2 percent, and unit demand was down 97.4 percent compared to [...]

2020-05-28T19:20:45-10:00May 27th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Uncategorized|

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 26, 2020

Governor’s Office: Three Days – Zero Cases During an afternoon news briefing Gov. David Ige called the Memorial Day weekend, “A great weekend in the fight against COVID-19. Including today, we have had three days in a row with no new cases. Zero.” He thanked everyone for their efforts which have resulted in Hawai‘i leading the nation in controlling the coronavirus outbreak. The governor again encouraged people to continue practicing our now common measures like face covering and social distancing, especially as more and more of the economy is reopening. “It must be done in a careful manner so we can continue to protect your health and the health of your families and neighbors.” Governor Thanks Residents for Successes Gov. Ige once again thanked the people of Hawaiʻi for acting responsibly to flatten the curve. He said, “It is important to remember that we will keep the virus under control through personal responsibility … it’s about your own actions. This weekend, most of you enjoyed the holiday in the right way. Small gatherings. Physical distancing. Wearing your masks.” He acknowledged that there was at least one large gathering at Ka‘ena Point State Park and said “…we have sacrificed too much [...]

2020-05-28T19:21:03-10:00May 26th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Uncategorized|

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 23-25, 2020

Department of Health: Only One New Case of COVID-19 Reported Over Memorial Day Weekend On Saturday, DOH reported one (1) new case of coronavirus on Maui. On Sunday and Monday there have been no new cases. Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, May 25, 2020 Island of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since 2/28/2020 (including new cases) Total Released from Isolation* O‘ahu 0 414 389 Hawai‘i 0 81 79 Maui 0 116 103 Kaua‘i 0 20 19 Moloka‘i 0 2 2 Lana‘i 0 0 0 Residents Diagnosed outside HI 0 10 Unknown 0 0 Total 0 643 Total released from isolation     592 Deaths 0 17   * Includes cases that meet isolation release criteria. Laboratory* Testing Data Today’s tables are updated based on investigation data only. There has been a temporary interruption in the electronic laboratory reporting, which affects the receipt of negative test result numbers and laboratory testing data cannot be updated. IT staff are reviewing the issue. Total Number of Individuals Tested by Clinical and State Laboratories Positive Negative 44,523** 641 43,867 *Electronic Laboratory Reporting **15 test results were inconclusive Hawaiicovid19.com Guidance for Restaurants, Retail Food Markets And Food Manufacturers DOH has developed detailed guidance on [...]

2020-05-28T19:21:20-10:00May 25th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Uncategorized|

Special agents arrest two more quarantine violators

One Faces Additional Charge of Animal Cruelty HONOLULU – Social media postings again helped lead to the arrests of two men, on Friday afternoon, accused of violating the State’s 14-day mandatory traveler quarantine rules. Special Agents from the Investigation Division of the Department of the Attorney General arrested 20-year-old Artyon Zhiryada of Happy Valley, OR and 19-year-old Dan Vlasenko of Vancouver, WA as they were leaving a condominium on Lewers Street in Waikiki. In addition to facing quarantine violation charges, Zhiryada faces an additional charge of Cruelty to Animals. Agents say he posted a video, among others, showing him shooting a feral chicken with a spear gun in an area parking lot. They say the pair arrived in Honolulu last Saturday, indicating they were staying at a friend’s condo. They immediately began breaking quarantine requirements and “showed off their escapades by posting their adventures on social media sites as they traveled to various locations around Honolulu.” Both men were booked and charged and have been unable to post bail at this time. For Zhiryada, bail is set at $4,500 and for Vlasenko it is $4,000. Attorney General Clare Connors commented, “We appreciate the assistance of those who reported these social [...]

2020-06-12T12:53:19-10:00May 23rd, 2020|News Releases, Uncategorized|

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 22, 2020

Governor’s Office: Holiday Weekend Not the Time to Let Our Guard Down This Memorial Day weekend is bound to bring thousands of Hawai‘i residents and visitors, who’ve first cleared their 14-day traveler quarantines, to our state’s beaches, parks, trails, and other outside spaces. Health officials and state leaders are encouraging continued social distancing, wearing of masks while around others or inside businesses, and frequent hand washing, as necessary for keeping the COVID-19 case count low or at zero. Yesterday, at Maunalua Bay, a large group of teenagers tied numerous boats together and had a miniature flotilla. Not only were they clearly not socially distancing, they were also in violation of numerous of Governor Ige’s emergency rules, such as having boats less than 20-feet apart. Gov. Ige said, “As you remember the sacrifices of our service members and celebrate graduates this weekend, please remember to have fun safely. Connect with friends and loved ones in ways that protect yourselves, your loved ones and our community. We’re all in this together and can keep our success going if we remind each other to keep up with safe practices.” The emergency rules disallow gatherings of more than 10 people and require six feet [...]

2020-05-28T19:21:54-10:00May 22nd, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Uncategorized|

Holiday weekend is not the time to let our guard down

Have Fun Safely HONOLULU – This Memorial Day weekend is bound to bring thousands of Hawai‘i residents and visitors, who’ve first cleared their 14-day traveler quarantines, to our state’s beaches, parks, trails, and other outside spaces. Health officials and state leaders are encouraging continued social distancing, wearing of masks while around others or inside businesses, and frequent hand washing, as necessary for keeping the COVID-19 case count low or at zero. Yesterday, at Maunalua Bay, a large group of teenagers tied numerous boats together and had a miniature flotilla. Not only were they clearly not socially distancing, they were also in violation of numerous of Governor Ige’s emergency rules, such as having boats less than 20-feet apart. Gov. Ige said, “As you remember the sacrifices of our service members and celebrate graduates this weekend, please remember to have fun safely. Connect with friends and loved ones in ways that protect yourselves, your loved ones and our community. We’re all in this together and can keep our success going if we remind each other to keep up with safe practices.” The emergency rules disallow gatherings of more than 10 people and require six feet of social distance unless they are members [...]

2020-06-12T12:53:19-10:00May 22nd, 2020|News Releases, Uncategorized|

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