Daily Status Updates

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 9, 2020

Office of the Governor: Governor Ige’s Statement on COVID-19 Planning with Mayors Governor David Ige released a statement Thursday about his recent meetings with the county, ...

Hawai‘i Department of Health to begin issuing red placards to restaurants and bars that violate physical distancing and other mandates to prevent the spread of COVID-19

HONOLULU – There are now severe consequences for food establishments that do not take physical distancing and other guidance seriously. The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s Food ...

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 8, 2020

Department of Health: 23 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported Twenty-three (23) new cases of COVID-19 were reported by DOH Wednesday. Twenty (20) of those cases are on Oahu, one (1) on ...

Doing whatever it takes to support youth and families

The pandemic may have put some activities on hold, but it has not stopped love and caring for families. At a time when there is more social distancing and families separated from ...

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 7, 2020

Office of the Governor: At a news briefing, Gov. David Ige said the 41 new COVID-19 cases reported by DOH Tuesday is still manageable. It is the highest case count since the ...

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 6, 2020

Governor’s Office: Hawai‘i Hits Milestone of Three Months Living with Restrictions Governor David Ige thanked Hawai‘i residents at a news briefing Monday on all of their efforts ...

Oahu COVID-19 death brings state total to 19

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health is reporting the 19th COVID-19 death today of an elderly adult on O‘ahu who was hospitalized with multiple underlying health issues. ...

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 2, 2020

Department of Health: 20 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported Twenty (20) new cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday by DOH. The cases include 17 from Honolulu, most which were ...

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 1, 2020

Department of Health: Nine New Cases of COVID-19 in Hawai‘i There are eight (8) additional adult cases, and one (1) pediatric case of coronavirus being reported by DOH; all are ...

Mandatory interisland Traveler Health Form now online

HONOLULU – The State of Hawai‘i mandatory interisland Traveler Health Form can now be submitted online within 24 hours of flight departure. This upgrade adds efficiency to the ...

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest June 30, 2020

Department of Health: 18 Additional COVID-19 Cases Associated with Previous Clusters Aggressive contact tracing by DOH is leading to the identification of additional COVID-19 ...

Two Returning Residents Arrested for Quarantine Violations

HONOLULU – A Kaneohe man and a Mililani man are the latest people to be arrested by Special Agents from the Dept. of the Attorney General Investigations Division for violating ...

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest June 29, 2020

Department of Health: COVID-19 Case Count Reaches 900 With two (2) additional O‘ahu cases today, 27 on Sunday, and six (6) on Saturday, Hawai‘i has a total of 900 coronavirus ...

Aggressive contact tracing leads to identification of new COVID-19 cases

HONOLULU – A spike in COVID-19 case numbers today are largely due to a cluster of 17 Honolulu cases all associated with attending a funeral. Intensive contact tracing identified ...

First COVID-19 death in one and a half months brings state total to 18

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige expressed his condolences today to the family and friends of an elderly Honolulu man, who became the 18th death in Hawai‘i due to the coronavirus. ...

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest June 26, 2020

Department of Health: Seventeen Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported 14 O‘ahu residents, one (1) Kaua‘i resident, and two (2) residents diagnosed out of state are the 17 new cases ...

Follow-up survey shows an alarming decrease among Hawai‘i residents who follow COVID-19 prevention guidelines

HONOLULU — An increasing number of Hawai‘i residents no longer see COVID-19 as much of a threat as they did in the earlier stages of the pandemic, according to a follow-up survey ...

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest June 25, 2020

Department of Health: Sixteen Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported 12 O‘ahu residents and four (4) Kaua‘i residents are the 16 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 being reported by ...

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest June 24, 2020

Governor’s Office: Pre-Travel Testing Option for Trans-Pacific Travel Beginning August 1 Gov. David Ige announced today all travelers arriving in Hawai‘i from out-of-state will ...

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest June 23, 2020

Department of Health: Three Additional COVID-19 Cases on O‘ahu Three (3) Honolulu adults are the latest cases of coronavirus reported by DOH. One of the cases is linked to a ...

More warnings about scammers pretending to be contact tracers

HONOLULU – The State continues to warn of a multitude of scams associated with the COVID-19 virus; the latest involving scammers impersonating contact tracers in an attempt to ...

Hawai’i COVID-19 Daily News Digest June 22, 2020

Department of Health: Four Additional COVID-19 Cases on O‘ahu After reporting 14 new cases on Saturday and 11 additional cases on Sunday, DOH is reporting four (4) new positive ...

Hawai‘i Department of Health and the University of Hawaii report temporary quarantine and isolation center offers long-term benefits that meet the physical and behavioral health needs of Honolulu’s homeless

HONOLULU — In its first two months of operation, the state’s first temporary quarantine and isolation center at 524 Kaaahi Street in Iwilei has provided a place for more than 50 ...

Household cluster of COVID-19 cases raises Kaua‘i’s case count

HONOLULU – As a result of contact tracing of a new case yesterday, Department of Health investigators have identified seven additional positive cases on Kaua‘i who are household ...

Hawai’i COVID-19 Daily News Digest June 19, 2020

Governor’s Office: Gov. Ige says Friday COVID Case Count was Anticipated, Manageable  Gov. Ige released a statement Friday after DOH announced 27 new COVID-19 cases, saying; ...

Largest single day increase in COVID-19 cases since early April

Despite Spike, State Officials Say All Systems Working as Planned HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Dept. of Health (DOH) is reporting 27 new positive cases of coronavirus today, which is ...

Public Housing Authority taking multiple steps to protect residents

HONOLULU – Packing and distributing thousands of masks, distributing hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies, and participating in COVID-19 outreach events, are just a few of the ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest June 18, 2020

Governor’s Office: Governor, County Mayors Answer Questions on Facebook Live Gov. Ige was joined by all four county mayors during today’s Community Connection session to discuss ...

Recent spike in COVID-19 cases mostly community-associated

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Dept. of Health (DOH) is reporting an additional 18 cases of COVID-19 today, all of which were diagnosed in Honolulu. 15 of these new cases are in Hawai‘i ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest June 17, 2020

Governor’s Office: Governor, County Mayors to Answer Questions on Facebook Live Gov. Ige and all four county mayors will once again participate in a Facebook Live to answer ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest June 16, 2020

Department of Health: Four New COVID-19 Cases on O‘ahu Three (3) adults and one (1) person under 18-years of age are the four (4) new COVID-19 cases being reported by DOH. All ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest June 15, 2020

Governor’s Office: Uptick in Cases Manageable as Interisland Travel Resumes “It is safe to travel between islands,” Governor David Ige said at an afternoon news briefing.  The ...

Kaua‘i District Health Office announces CASPER COVID-19 survey results

LIHUE — More than half (57 percent) of Kaua‘i households have at least one person living in their home who has lost their job as a result of the pandemic, and the resulting ...

Interisland travel and health forms now available online

HONOLULU – In advance of the reopening of interisland travel in Hawai‘i, on Tuesday, June 16, the Dept. of Health (DOH) is directing travelers to a new website, where you can ...

17 additional cases of COVID-19 on O‘ahu in latest reporting period

HONOLULU – The Disease Outbreak Control Division of the Hawai‘i Dept. of Health is reporting a second day of relatively high coronavirus case numbers in Honolulu. All but one, of ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest June 12, 2020

Governor’s Office: Governor Ige Provides Perspective on New Cases During his regular news briefing today, Governor David Ige said the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases was ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest June 10, 2020

Governor’s Office: Additional Detail on Resumption of Interisland Travel Revealed Today           At an afternoon news briefing, Governor David Ige announced further details on ...

Tuberculosis (TB) clearance requirements reinstated

TB clearance now available by phone or email for those who qualify HONOLULU — Tuberculosis (TB) clearance requirements for childcare, school, post-secondary institutions and for ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest June 9, 2020

Department of Health: Six New Cases of COVID-19 Reported Six (6) O‘ahu residents have tested positive for coronavirus according to the latest count from DOH. Investigations are ...

Three people arrested for quarantine violations

Returning Resident Arrested by Special Agents HONOLULU – A-48-year old, Waikīkī area woman was arrested this morning by Special Agents from the Investigation Division of the. ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest June 8, 2020

Department of Health: Twelve New Cases Reported Since Friday Since the report on Friday, June 5 at noon, there have been an additional twelve (12) cases of coronavirus reported ...

Hawai‘i Department of Health to disburse $30,000 to enable virtual visits with kupuna in skilled nursing facilities

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health is disbursing a total of $30,000 to 23 skilled nursing facilities in the state for communications devices that will allow ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest June 5, 2020

Department of Health: DOH Reminds Everyone to Continue Prevention as Case Count Rises Today, there are six (6) new cases of coronavirus among O‘ahu residents and three (3) older ...

Encouragement to Get COVID-19 Information From Official Sources

HONOLULU – Law enforcement agencies across the state are reminding Hawai‘i residents to only rely on official sources of information for the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic and ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest June 4, 2020

Department of Health: Two Honolulu Residents Latest COVID-19 Cases Reported Two O‘ahu residents are the newest cases of coronavirus. One of the adults was diagnosed out of state. ...

The Scoop on Sentinel Surveillance Testing

As Hawai‘i cautiously reopens its economy, the Hawai‘i Department of Health’s Disease Outbreak Control Division (DOCD) is keeping an eye on detecting flu and COVID-19 in the ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest June 3, 2020

Department of Health: Total COVID-19 Case Count Unchanged Due to Reclassifications The new case today is a non-resident who traveled to O‘ahu and became ill while in self ...

Economic Reopening and Reshaping Strategy Outlined Online

HONOLULU – Anyone interested in getting more detail on the State’s Beyond Recovery: Reopening Strategy, can now view the entire detailed strategy online. It was developed by the ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest June 2, 2020

Governor’s Office: Governor Ige Messages State Employees About Interisland Travel In a message sent to all State of Hawai‘i employees today, Governor Ige again reiterated that ...

Hawai‘i Department of Health accelerating telehealth adoption among community health centers statewide to provide care to vulnerable populations during current pandemic

HONOLULU — When COVID-19 and social distancing guidance required healthcare providers to rethink the way they delivered care, larger healthcare organizations were able to rapidly ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest June 1, 2020

Governor’s Office: Mandatory Quarantine for Interisland Travel to be Lifted Effective June 16 Recognizing Hawai‘i’s national leadership in controlling the spread of COVID-19, ...

College student arrested for quarantine violation

Visitor Also Arrested Last Week HONOLULU – A student attending college in Hawai‘i was arrested this morning by Special Agents from the Investigation Division of the Dept. of the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Stepping Up for Youth Mental Health

How one Hawaii couple has taken care of its family’s mental health during the COVID-19 crisis. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll revealed that nearly half of all Americans ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

California woman arrested for travel quarantine violation

HONOLULU – A 51-year old woman from Moorpark, CA was arrested this morning by a team of Special Agents from the Investigations Division of the Department of the Attorney General ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 21, 2020

Governor’s Office: Update on Interisland Travel Quarantine Hawai‘i is now in the “Act with Care,” phase two of the overall, “Beyond Recovery,” reopening strategy for the state. ...

Hawai‘i Department of Health reports COVID-19 testing capacity now up to total of 3,620 tests per day in all four counties

HONOLULU — In-state COVID-19 testing capabilities have been a top concern throughout the pandemic, but an assessment of statewide testing capacity this week shows there are ...

Arizona visitor posts Hawai‘i excursions, takes a job and is arrested

HONOLULU – Wednesday afternoon, Special Agents from the Investigation Division of the Dept. of the Attorney General arrested an 18-year-old woman on charges of violating the’ ...

Signers of the Times

The critical role of sign-language interpreters, especially during public health emergencies. You’ve seen them at every media briefing given by the governor, the Hawaii ...

Q&A: Patty Sakal, Sign-Language Interpreter, Hawaii Interpreting Services

Patty Sakal is a familiar face to folks who tune in to the near-daily COVID-19 media briefings led by Gov. David Ige and City and County of Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. Indeed, ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 20, 2020

Department of Health: Two New Cases of COVID-19 Reported O‘ahu and Hawai‘i island each have a new positive coronavirus case according to the latest count from DOH. One of the ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 19, 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. Investigators are ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 18, 2020

Governor’s Office: Hawai‘i Moves into “Acting with Care” Phase Governor David Ige announced at a news briefing this afternoon that the state is now transitioning from the “Safer ...

Department of Health issues Cease and Desist Order to Malama Meals for food safety violations

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Food Safety Branch has issued a Cease and Desist Order to Ahmad Ramadan dba Malama Meals located at 91-100 Farrington ...

California Visitor Arrested for Quarantine Violation

Man Stopped Before Boarding Departing Flight HONOLULU – Social media postings and citizen tips again resulted in the arrest of visitor for violation of Hawai‘i’s mandatory 14-day ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 15, 2020

Department of Health: One New Case of COVID-19 Reported One new case of coronavirus is being reported by DOH. This is an adult, Hawai‘i island resident. This brings the total ...

Social Media Posts Lead to Another Visitor Arrest in Waikiki

HONOLULU – A 23-year-old man from New York was arrested this morning by special agents from the Department of the Attorney General for violation of the mandatory 14-day ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 14, 2020

Governor’s Office: Governor Watches National Guard Salute to Hawai‘i’s Healthcare Heroes For a few minutes today, Gov. David Ige took a break from the endless meetings, ...

Governor Watches National Guard Salute to Hawai’i’s Healthcare Heroes

HONOLULU – For a few minutes today, Gov. David Ige took a break from the endless meetings, conference calls, and administrative work associated with the state’s management of the ...

Keiki Mental Health Awareness is Everyone’s Kuleana

No matter your age – from keiki to kupuna and everyone in between – being aware and taking care of your mental health matters. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the Hawaii ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 13, 2020

Governor’s Office: Safer-at-Home Means Keeping the Curve Flat This is the second week since Governor Ige issued the Safer-At-Home order and at an afternoon media briefing he said ...

University of Hawaii and Department of Health Partner for COVID-19 Contact Tracing Training Program

HONOLULU – The University of Hawaiʻi (UH) is partnering with the Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) to create a program to train personnel and community health workers to ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 12, 2020

Department of Health: One New Case of COVID-19 There is one (1) new case reported today by the DOH. This is an out-of-state resident who was screened at the airport and ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 11, 2020

Governor’s Office: Don’t Congregate, No Big-Groups, Masks in Public – Governor Reminds At a Monday afternoon news briefing Governor David Ige again asked everyone to remain ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 8, 2020

Department of Health: No New Cases Of Covid-19 Likely Just A Lull Today is the first day since mid-March DOH has not reported any new cases. While this is good news, it does not ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 7, 2020

Governor’s Office: Governor & DLIR Director Provide Update on Unemployment Insurance Gov. Ige and Scott Murakami, Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial( ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 6, 2020

Governor’s Office: Greenlight for Phase One of Hawai‘i’s Re-Opening is Tomorrow Governor Ige announced yesterday the stabilization phase of the state’s reopening and economic ...

Governor’s Office – News Release: Gov. Ige gives first round of businesses greenlight to re-open

HONOLULU – Gov. Ige today signed a 7th Supplementary Emergency Proclamation(PDF) that authorizes the first group of businesses to re-open since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 5, 2020

Governor’s Office: Stay-at-Home Order Becomes Safer-at-Home At a late morning news briefing Governor David Ige announced that the phased approach to re-opening Hawai‘i’s economy ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 4, 2020

Governor’s Office: Governor Ige Expresses Condolences for Family & Friends of 17th Victim Calling it “another reminder of how deadly this disease is, and the way that COVID ...

Maui woman is Hawai‘i’s 17th coronavirus-associated death

HONOLULU – Hawai‘i is mourning the passing of another kupuna that may be associated with COVID-19 infection. Dept. of Health Director (DOH) Dr. Bruce Anderson said, “Our ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 1, 2020

Department of Health: Only One New COVID-19 Case Reported The single case of coronavirus being reported by DOH is an O‘ahu adult and brings the total positive case count in Hawai ...

Hawai‘i Department of Health distributes COVID-19 rapid test equipment and supplies to public health and clinical laboratories in all counties

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) State Laboratories Division (SLD) has distributed a total of 12 Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 rapid test instruments to all counties. ...

Q&A on COVID-19 Testing: Edward Desmond, Hawaii State Laboratories Division Administrator

Edward Desmond, Ph.D., lead administrator of the Hawaii State Laboratories Division, says that Hawaii’s public health and private sector laboratories have stepped up to establish ...

Moving Mountains to Move Masks

Hawaii high school classmates pull together to get critical PPE to state health care workers Think globally. Act locally. And never forget your Hawaii roots. Doing just that was ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 30, 2020

Governor’s Office: Hawai‘i Economic and Community Recovery and Resiliency Navigator Gives Update On a Facebook Live today, Gov. David Ige and Alan Oshima, Hawai‘i’s Economic and ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 29, 2020

Governor’s Office: Hawai‘i, We Are Almost There Governor David Ige was cautiously optimistic in remarks delivered at a news briefing this afternoon. “Your hard work, sacrifices, ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 28, 2020

Department of Health: Two Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported Two new cases of coronavirus, both Maui adults, have been reported by DOH. One of the cases is a Lānaʻi resident who ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 27, 2020

Department of Health: One Death and One New Case of COVID-19 Reported The Dept. of Health is reporting another death associated with COVID-19 in the state. The 16th death is an O ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 26, 2020

Governor’s Office: 6th Supplementary Proclamation Continues Stay-at-Homes Rules Until End of May See full proclamation here: https://governor.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/ ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 25, 2020

Governor’s Office: 6th Supplementary Proclamation Continues Stay-at-Homes Rules Until End of May In announcing his 6th Supplementary Proclamation this afternoon, Governor David ...

Governor’s Office – News Release: Gov. Ige Extends Stay-at-Home Order Across the State Through May 31

Governor Ige extends stay-at-home order across the state through May 31 Mandatory 14-day quarantine for travelers, eviction moratorium also continue HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 24, 2020

Governor’s Office: Every COVID-19 Death is a Great Loss to Hawai‘i “Dawn and I join all of Hawai‘i in expressing our sincere condolences to the family and friends of two men, ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 23, 2020

Governor’s Office 4/22 Governor’s Facebook Live with Scott Murakami, DLIR Director: The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations is working as fast as it can, given its ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 22, 2020

Department of Health: Six Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported The City and County of Honolulu has three (3) additional coronavirus cases and Hawai‘i County has three (3) new cases ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 21, 2020

Governor’s Office: Governor Ige Joins People Statewide in Extending Condolences to Victim’s Families “We are saddened by these additional deaths and the toll the pandemic is ...

Two More Deaths From COVID-19 Brings Hawai’i Total to Twelve

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Dept. of Health is reporting two additional coronavirus related deaths late last night. These deaths bring the total in the state to twelve (12) since ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 20, 2020

Governor’s Office: Governor Expresses Condolences to 10th Victim’s Family After the death of a Washington State visitor from COVID-19 over the weekend, Governor Ige offered ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 19, 2020

Department of Health: Tenth COVID-19 Death Reported The State extends its condolences to the family and friends of the adult male visitor who is the 10th death in Hawai‘i ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 18, 2020

Department of Health: 21 News Cases of COVID-19 Reported 21 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported by DOH on Saturday. Most of those cases were from Hawai‘i County – ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 17, 2020

Governor’s Office Fifth Supplementary Proclamation Addresses Face Coverings & Outdoor Activity Governor David Ige’s Fifth Supplementary Proclamation adds to existing ...

Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 16, 2020

Office of the Governor: President Issues Guidelines For Re-Opening States President Donald Trump has issued guidelines for re-opening the State amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While ...

Kaua‘i District Health Office to conduct survey to assess COVID-19 Impact on Kaua‘i Households

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s (DOH) Kaua‘i District Health Office (KDHO) will conduct a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response, known as ...

Hawai’i COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 15, 2020

Governor’s Office: Governor Ige Sends Message to State Employees To all my fellow employees of the State of Hawaiʻi. These are very challenging times, and your efforts and ...

Addendum: Hawai’i COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 14, 2020

Department of Health: Clarification on McDonald’s COVID-19 Cluster Investigation A cluster of cases involving 7 employees at two McDonald’s locations, Kona Commons and the ...

Hawai’i COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 14, 2020

Governors Office: Thousands of Small Businesses Get SBA Help During his daily news briefing today, Governor David Ige announced that 8,426 small businesses have had Small ...

Free, Downloadable Physical Distancing Posters & Infographics Available

HONOLULU – “Physical Distancing,” and “Social Distancing” have become among the most common of phrases uttered during the current COVID-19 pandemic, as people around the globe ...

Hawai’i COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 13, 2020

Department of Health: Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases Exceed 500 – Only Five in Latest Report The number of positive COVID-19 cases across the state now stands at 504. However, the latest ...

Hawai’i COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 12, 2020

Department of Health: Thirteen New Cases of COVID-19 Reported All 13 of the new positive cases reported today are adult Hawai‘i residents bringing the total number of cases since ...

Hawai’i COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 11, 2020

Department of Health: Ninth COVID-19 Death Reported A woman, over 65-years-old is the ninth death from COVID-19. She had underlying medical conditions and had tested positive for ...

Hawai’i COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 10, 2020

Governor’s Office: Two Additional Deaths Reported  In response to the news today about two additional fatalities, Gov. David Ige said, “This is another sad day for Hawaiʻi. On ...

Hawai’i COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 9, 2020

Department of Health: DOH Reports Seven (7) New Cases The rate of positive COVID-19 cases remains steady at 2.7% of tests. Seven (7) new cases are being reported, all in adults, ...

Here Comes the Rush, Here Comes the Good

How we can all help our health care workers get more PPE “Like a community bracing for a coming flood, we’re piling up ‘sandbags’ of resources to help blunt the expected peak of ...

Hawai’i COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 8, 2020

Governor’s Office: Second COVID-19 Death on Maui Under Investigation Investigators from the State Health Dept. are in the process of gathering details about the second Maui ...

Hawai’i COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 7, 2020

Governor’s Office: Honolulu Repurposes ‘Ohana Zone Funds for Additional Help for People Experiencing Homelessness Utilizing State ‘Ohana Zone funds, the City and County of ...

Hawai’i COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 6, 2020

Governor’s Office: Governor Ige Extends Condolences to Family & Friends of Two More Who Died Gov. David Ige, today, extended his deepest condolences to the familes and ...

New Website for Mental Health and Homeless Service Providers

HONOLULU – Today, the Behavioral Health and Homelessness Statewide Unified Response Group (BHHSURG) launched a website to ensure the continuity of coverage of essential health ...

Hawai‘i Department of Health reminds everyone that face masks are no substitute of physical distancing

HONOLULU – Across the state, customers and staff at pharmacies, supermarkets, and take-out food establishments are wearing cloth masks and using physical distancing to prevent ...

Hawai’i COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 5, 2020

Department of Health: Total Number of Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases Rises to 371 Twenty (20) new cases of COVID-19 are all adults. Maui’s mayor announced a second case on Moloka‘i ...

Hawai’i COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 4, 2020

Department of Health: Fourth Death is East O‘ahu Adult An East O‘ahu adult male, over 65-years-old, is the 4th person to die from COVID-19. The individual passed this morning, ...

Governor Ige and Hawai‘i Department of Health provide additional guidance on face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19

HONOLULU – Based on national guidance released today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and recommendations from county mayors and state legislators, Gov. ...

Hawai’i COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 3, 2020

Office of the Governor: Governor Ige’s Messages Today, our community received more tragic news of the passing of a third Hawai‘i resident from the COVID-19 virus. I want to ...

Hawai‘i Department of Health announces 3rd COVID-19 death

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i Department of Health is reporting the death of a third individual with COVID-19. The elderly O‘ahu resident had been hospitalized in critical ...

THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020 HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST

Office of the Governor: Governor Ige’s Message on Second COVID-19 Death Today, our community received the tragic news of the passing of a second Hawai‘i resident from the COVID ...

Five Tips for Conquering COVID-19 Stress

Advice from DOH Deputy Director of Behavioral Health Edward Mersereau  Feeling stressed and overwhelmed by the constant news about COVID-19 and its threat to our communities? You ...

Hawai’i COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 1, 2020

Office of the Governor: Small Business Administration Details Paycheck Protection Program Jane Sawyer, the District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), ...