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1 Death and 30 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 6/16

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 30 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 37,134 (up 0.1% from the previous day). To date, 1,690,786 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 35,202 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1%. Currently, the average daily cases is 49.6. There were a total of 699 cases reported in the past... Read More
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Positive changes moving travel forward in Hawai’i starting now!

The State of Hawai’i is excited to ease travel restrictions as a direct result of Hawaii’s robust vaccination rate. Beginning June 15, 2021, travelers entering the state who have been fully vaccinated in Hawai‘i may bypass quarantine without a pre-travel test with all restrictions on inter-county travel lifted. The vaccination record document must be uploaded to Safe Travels or printed out prior to departure and hard copy in hand when arriving... Read More
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Maui drivers beware: Reduced Piilani Highway speed

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies Maui motorists that the posted speed limit on Piilani Highway (Route 31) between Uwapo Road/Kaiwahine Street and Lipoa Street/Lipoa Parkway will be reduced from 40 mph to 35 mph in both directions. The new speed limit signs were installed June 15, 2021 and are effective immediately. Since November 2020, a construction speed limit of 30 mph was in place to support guardrail and other... Read More

37 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 6/15

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 37 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 37,104 (up 0.1% from the previous day). To date, 1,686,287 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 35,175 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1%. Currently, the average daily cases is 50.9. There were a total of 689 cases reported in the past... Read More
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Delta COVID-variant reported in Hawai’i

The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s State Laboratories Division (SLD) confirmed the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617.2, also known as the Delta variant, has been detected in the islands. This strain of COVID-19 was first detected in India, where the virus sparked a public health crisis in April and May. The Delta variant now makes up approximately 6% of all cases in the United States. The State Laboratories Division routinely monitors for variants through... Read More
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More people in Hawaii eligible for rental and utility relief

In an effort to expand access to rental and utility relief, the City and County of Honolulu and its community partners are increasing the income limit for the Rental and Utility Relief Program to households at or below 80% of Oʻahu’s area median income, starting immediately. Households can apply at oneoahu.org/renthelp until the program receives 10,000 total applications this round. The program has already received 7,000 applications from households at or... Read More
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New Healthy Hawai’i Strategic Plan

Over 200 stakeholders, advocates, and visionaries across the state gathered virtually today to launch the Healthy Hawai‘i Strategic Plan 2030 (HHSP), a roadmap for improving the health of Hawai‘i residents by preventing and reducing chronic disease. The HHSP and six (6) coordinating Program Area Plans—Asthma, Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease & Stroke, Physical Activity & Nutrition, and Tobacco Prevention & Control—aim to decrease death and disability and increase quality of life among... Read More
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Wait list opening for Section 8 Housing

The City and County of Honolulu is opening its wait list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program which provides rental assistance to eligible households with funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). “The program offers rental assistance to help eligible low income and vulnerable families find housing options,” said Director Sarah Allen, Department of Community Services. “The rental subsidy program offered by the City, serves... Read More
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56 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 6/14

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 56 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 37,067 (up 0.2% from the previous day). To date, 1,682,313 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 35,141 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1%. Currently, the average daily cases is 50.9. There were a total of 711 cases reported in the past... Read More
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78 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 6/11

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 78 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 36,871 (up 0.2% from the previous day). To date, 1,665,086 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 34,959 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 0.9%. Currently, the average daily cases is 51.4. There were a total of 736 cases reported in the past... Read More
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Oahu Tier 4 move allows larger outdoor groups

Mayor Rick Blangiardi and the City and County of Honolulu announces it has received approval of its newly modified framework and move into an expanded Tier 4, effective immediately. The move allows social gatherings of up to 25 people at outdoor venues, including at parks and beaches. The group size for indoor social gatherings remains at 10 people. “We continue to make solid progress as a community in our fight against... Read More
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Warning signs for parking violations on Hana Road are up

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will install “no parking” signs reflecting the $200 parking violation surcharge at locations on Hana Highway (Route 360) starting at the Waikamoi Stream Bridge at mile marker 10 on Thursday, June 10. The signs warning of the $35 no parking citations and $200 parking violation surcharge under Hawaii Revised Statute 291C-111 are being installed to reduce the temptation for drivers to illegally park on Hana... Read More
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Popular Hana Road where you may get a $200 fine

The drive along the road to Hana on the island of Maui in Hawaii is popular with residents and tourists alike. But be warned: don't park along the way, or it may cost you $200. The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will install “no parking” signs reflecting the $200 parking violation surcharge at locations on Hana Highway (Route 360) starting at the Waikamoi Stream Bridge at mile marker 10 on Thursday,... Read More
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Waialua Bridge construction update

The City and County of Honolulu's Department of Transportation Services (DTS), and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC), announces that construction on Bridge 605, Waialua Beach Road Ki‘iki‘i Stream Crossing is underway. With construction having begun last week, divers have already discovered additional subsurface damage to the support structure since the inspection in early March. Construction is ongoing and is scheduled for seven days a week regardless of holidays. Divers... Read More