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Hawai‘i to vaccinate more kupuna

To continue the momentum now underway to vaccinate residents and caregivers of small residential care homes throughout the state, the Hawai‘i Department of Health is partnering with a number of pharmacies to conduct drive-thru vaccination events or in-home vaccinations especially for kupuna.“This is another major step forward in the implementation of our state’s vaccination plan,” said Dr. Libby Char, director, Hawai‘i Department of Health. “With residents and staff of larger long-term... Read More
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Registration begins for virtual park activities

Although the pandemic continues to restrict physical interactions resulting in limited gathering sizes and the closure of most indoor park facilities, the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will be offering virtual park activities as part of its upcoming spring program. Registration for virtual park activities will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. (HST) via the Parks & Recreation Online System (PROS). That system can be accessed by accessing... Read More
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Hawaii Daily COVID-19 Update: 1/15

Hawaii Daily COVID-19 update of coronavirus reports and statistics from government departments as of Friday, January 15, 2021 in the Aloha State.  Department of Health:  https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/ 150 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Statewide   150 additional coronavirus cases were reported today. This report includes cases up until Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. Full data is posted on the State COVID-19 dashboard and on the DOH Disease Outbreak & Control website at noon each... Read More
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Oahu unveils online COVID-19 Data Dashboard on Support Services

The Department of Health (DOH) and the University of Hawai‘i (UH) unveiled a new COVID-19 data dashboard with an infographic report this week to track COVID-19 isolation and quarantine data on the island of O‘ahu. Tracking Hawai‘i’s prevention and mitigation efforts is critical to keeping the number of positive cases in-check as the COVID-19 vaccine is rolled out to priority groups across the state. “Isolation and quarantine are critical components of... Read More
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150 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 1/15

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 150 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 24,058 (up 0.6% from the previous day). To date, 894,688 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 23,695 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 2.8%. Currently, the average daily cases is 154.6. There were a total of 2193 cases reported in the past... Read More
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North Shore Surf Event application deadline extended

Recognizing the hardship surf event organizers and the public have experienced due to COVID-19 pandemic, The Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is extending the deadline by one month for applications to hold events from 2022 through 2024 as part of the North Shore Surf Event Triennial Period. The deadline for applications is now Feb. 26, 2021, with the publication of the triennial calendar additionally extended by one month to... Read More
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Hawaii Daily COVID-19 Update: 1/14

Hawaii Daily COVID-19 update of coronavirus reports and statistics from government departments as of Thursday, January 14, 2021 in the Aloha State. Department of Health:  https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/ 179 COVID-19 Cases and Six Deaths Reported DOH reports 179 new cases of coronavirus today and six (6) additional deaths, raising the state’s COVID-19 death toll to 318.  Please note that 36 of the cases reported today are from Tripler Army Medical Center. Deaths: Oʻahu... Read More
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Asia Manoa shut down by Dept. of Health

The Hawai‘i Department of Health Food Safety Branch has issued a red placard to immediately close Asia Manoa, located at 2801 E. Manoa Rd., due to repeated instances of employees not wearing face masks while working. The Food Safety Branch received a complaint alleging that Asia Manoa employees were not wearing masks on January 9, 2021. A complaint inspection was conducted on January 11, 2021 which revealed that the food establishment’s... Read More
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Sandy Beach Park to get traffic barriers

A plan calls for the placement of boulders and other traffic barriers to protect 9.5 acres of Wāwāmalu; located in the undeveloped area of Sandy Beach Park between the park’s windward driveway and the Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline (often referred to as Alan Davis or AD’s). In an effort to curb vehicular activity and illegal off-roading from destroying critical shoreline habitats along the Kaiwi Coast, a collaborative plan between the community,... Read More
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6 Deaths and 179 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 1/14

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 179 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 23,908 (up 0.8% from the previous day). To date, 888,876 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 23,547 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 3%. Currently, the average daily cases is 168.1. There were a total of 2280 cases reported in the past... Read More
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Hawaii Daily COVID-19 Update: 1/13

Hawaii Daily COVID-19 update of coronavirus reports and statistics from government departments as of Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in the Aloha State. Department of Health:  https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/ 106 COVID-19 Cases and Three Deaths Reported DOH reports 106 new cases of coronavirus today and three (3) additional deaths, raising the state’s COVID-19 death toll to 312. Deaths: Oahu1 Female, 40-49 yrs, underlying conditions, hospitalized 1 Male, 50-59 yrs, underlying conditions, hospitalized Maui 1... Read More
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3 more deaths and 106 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 106 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 23,733 (up 0.4% from the previous day). To date, 882,893 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 23,384 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 3.2%. Currently, the average daily cases is 185.4. There were a total of 2292 cases reported in the past... Read More
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Tourists can now visit Hanauma Bay via TheBus

In the previous pilot reopening of popular tourist destination Hanauma Bay, tourists who wished to visit the Preserve but did not have a vehicle or did not wish to spend $40 on a taxi were out of luck, because walk-ins were not allowed. So, taking a trip to Hanauma Bay via TheBus, a popular transportation option for visitors, was not an option. However, with more continuous access into the Hanauma Bay... Read More
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Hawaiian Airlines opens first LGB Pre-Travel COVID-19 testing site

Hawaiian Airlines, in partnership with Long Beach Airport (LGB), yesterday opened a new pre-travel COVID-19 testing site, available exclusively for the airlines’ guests preparing to visit the Hawaiian Islands. The drive-thru lab, operated by Worksite Labs, offers shallow nasal swab tests with results provided within 36 hours so that travelers may be exempt from the state of Hawai‘i quarantine. Hawaiian’s lab is LGB’s first dedicated testing clinic. Hawaiian Airlines’ drive-through lab offers $90... Read More
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday schedule

City and County of Honolulu offices will be closed on Monday, January 18 to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The holiday schedule for the City and County of Honolulu operations is as follows: Emergency medical services, fire, lifeguard, medical examiner, and police services will be available.TheBus will operate on a state holiday schedule. Visit thebus.org for route and schedule information, and rider guidelines.Refuse will be collected and transfer stations, convenience... Read More