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Record 204 new COVID-19 cases in Hawaii

204 new cases of COVID-19 infections were recorded in the State of Hawaii. 180 are on Oahu, 13 on the Island of Hawaii and 11 on Maui. There was one fatality . 89 cases were related to a prison on Oahu. Honolulu Mayor Caldwell told reporters in a press-conference today, he was meeting with Governor Ige this afternoon to discuss moving the prison numbers from the overall Oahu cases. The mayor... Read More
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Is Oahu heading back to a lockdown?

197 new cases of COVID-19 infections yesterday, 90 today and 5 more dead. This is a serious development for Oahu, and specifically for Oahu. Mayor Kirk Caldwell yesterday blamed the outbreak to a situation in a prison. The sliding system in place for the County of Honolulu may slide the island into another lockdown, if this situation cannot be immediately brought under control. The Halawa Correctional Facility (HCF) on Oahu received... Read More
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Details of the new 10 day quarantine rule in Hawaii

 The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) announced that effective today it is reducing the required quarantine period of those who have been exposed to COVID-19 from 14 days to 10 days to improve compliance without significantly increasing the risk of transmission in the community. The updated quarantine guidance is based on updated recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) earlier this week. The previous 14-day quarantine period... Read More
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COVID-19 Assessment for Oahu

Mayor Kirk Caldwell today announced that the City and County of Honolulu’s COVID-19 weekly assessment stood at 84 cases with a test positivity rate of 2.5% (7-day averages). These assessments reflect the 7-day average reported by the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health each Wednesday, which calculates the numbers reported in a 7-day period from the previous Thursday to the current Wednesday. Under these metrics, O‘ahu remains in Tier 2 of Honolulu’s COVID-19 Recovery... Read More
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Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell Urgent Appeal

"Now is not the time to give up. Going into the next few months we have an opportunity to keep the numbers down and continue moving forward. I know this is difficult. I am asking everyone , if you gather, please gather safely. Gather in groups of five or less for now. Wear your face coverings even when you’re around your close friends. This won’t be forever, but if we all... Read More
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COVID-19 lab now also at HNL International Airport

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced that the City and County of Honolulu, in partnership with the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii Consortium, opened a mobile testing lab for COVID-19 that can process up to 10,000 tests a day at the state’s largest airport. “Testing is a critical part of our COVID-19 response, and I commend Mayor Caldwell and the City for collaborating with community partners to add capacity and further protect our... Read More

Honolulu’s Emergency Order No. 2020-29 approved

HONOLULU – Mayor Kirk Caldwell today announced that the City and County of Honolulu’s Emergency Order No. 2020-29: Order Implementing Tier 2 (The “Order”) and an 8th Proclamation (extending the emergency period) has been approved and signed by Governor David Ige. Governor Ige also approved Honolulu’s 8th emergency proclamation, extending the emergency period related to the COVID-19 pandemic through November 30.  Based on Emergency Order No. 2020-29, starting on Thursday, October 22, the... Read More
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Farm to Food a new Oahu Tourist Attraction?

Today Mayor Caldwell announced an innovative hui of local farmers, nonprofits, community health clinics, and the City and County of Honolulu has launched “Farm to Food” to provide free meals to Oʻahu residents in need while providing farmers with new markets for their locally grown produce. While local farmers on Oahu take care of needy people, their own businesses are becoming needy in the current pandemic. Tourism is about to restart... Read More
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WTTC to discuss the plan on how to save tourism with Hawaii News Online readers

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) made history yesterday in coming up with a detailed plan on how to save the global travel and tourism industry. This plan was developed together with 46 CEOs of the largest travel and tourism companies in the world. It also includes the 20 G-20 nations and a lot of help by His Majesty the King of Saudi Arabia. eTurboNews in cooperation with Hawaii News... Read More
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Maui wants visitors to volunteer for a second COVID-19 arrival test

Maui Mayor Mike Victorino this afternoon was a no show at his own press conference. So it stands that visitors from the US mainland will be allowed to travel to Maui with just a pre-departure COVID-19 test. Many expected Mayor Victorino to insist on a second test after arrival, as also suggested by the Mayor from Kauai country and supported by Honolulu Mayor Caldwell. Mayor Harry Kim from the Island of... Read More
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Governor approves Mayor Caldwell emergency order

Mayor Kirk Caldwell tonight announced that Governor David Ige has approved the City and County of Honolulu’s Emergency Order No. 2020-27 ending the Second Stay at Home / Work from Home Order, as well as approving the first tier of Honolulu’s COVID-19 Recovery Framework. The final executed documents are posted on Honolulu.gov. Starting on Thursday, September 24, the City will operate under this new Recovery Framework. The City will start in... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Association and Honolulu Mayor Caldwell support for World Tourism Day

Ever since the virus started destroying the travel and tourism industry, it also destroyed the communication network for the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Instead of going into overdrive to communicate, HTA selected to turn off phones, let voicemails go full, and delete emails unanswered. Tourism is supposed to be re-opening on October 15, but the Hawaii Tourism Authority remains unreachable to visitors, to media, and to the citizens of this island... Read More
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Second Deputy Sherriff assigned to Lt. Governor is COVID-19 positive

The Hawaii Department of Public Safety (PSD) was notified that a second deputy sheriff from the Executive Protection Section assigned to the Lieutenant Governor’s detail reported a positive test result. The deputy last worked on 9/10/20. On Friday, PSD reported the first positive test result for a deputy on the protective detail.  Lt.Governor Ige and one of his staff was already diagnosed with COVID-19 and are currently in isolation. PSD staff working... Read More

Lt Governor Green is COVID-19 positive

After it was earlier reported a staff member for Lt. Governor Green was tested positive for COVID-19, the Lt. Governor received a positive result. The Lt. Governor has been instrumental in the States' response to the virus and is an emergency doctor by profession. Just yesterday he criticized Honolulu Mayor Caldwell for setting restrictions during the extended "Stay Home Order" too strict. Green received his results tonight and is isolating in... Read More
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City and County of Honolulu holds virtual remembrance ceremony to mark the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

 In lieu of traditional ceremonies, the City and County of Honolulu held a virtual 9/11 remembrance ceremony. Hosted by Executive Director Misty Kelaʻi of the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, the video will be posted online and on City and County social media accounts. The video features the directors of first responder and emergency management departments presenting lei to the “Eternal Flame” monument fronting Honolulu Hale. Those directors include Chief Manuel... Read More