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5 Deaths and 156 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 10/15

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 156 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 82,110. Of those total cases, 4,569 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 2,337. Total deaths to date are 862. CURRENT TRAVEL INFORMATION Hawaii’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for all trans-Pacific passengers. Travelers entering the state from the US and... Read More
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Trees to be Planted in Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown

The City is making our urban core greener! In the continued effort to revitalize the Downtown/Chinatown area, the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation’s Division of Urban Forestry will be planting 44 street trees over the next several days. The planting of Tulipwood, White Tecoma, Geometry, and Silver Trumpet trees will stretch from the end of ‘A‘ala Place to Alakea Street, with the first plantings beginning today in the River and... Read More
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Hawaii Launches Campaign for Safe Sleep Practices for Infants

October is Safe Sleep and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month, and the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH) just launched a media campaign to educate parents and caregivers on how to keep infants safe while sleeping. SIDS is the sudden, unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year old, which usually occurs during sleep. “Every year in Hawaiʻi, an average of 14 babies die due to unsafe sleep... Read More
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6 Deaths and 164 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 10/14

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 164 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 81,954. Of those total cases, 4,552 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 2,543. Total deaths to date are 857. CURRENT TRAVEL INFORMATION Hawaii’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for all trans-Pacific passengers. Travelers entering the state from the US and... Read More
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Honolulu City Agencies Win Top American Planning Association Awards

Four City agencies were presented with American Planning Association, Hawai‘i Chapter’s 2021 Chapter Awards at the 2021 Hawai‘i Congress of Planning Officials Conference on Oct. 7. The annual awards recognize individuals, communities, private organizations, public agencies, and professional planning and design firms whose work exemplifies the planning profession’s highest goals and ideals. Award nominations were reviewed by a jury of professional planners from the APA Hawai‘i Chapter. “We are very proud... Read More
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6 Deaths and 127 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 10/13

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 127 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 81,790. Of those total cases, 4,536 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 2,716. Total deaths to date are 851. CURRENT TRAVEL INFORMATION Hawaii’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for all trans-Pacific passengers. Travelers entering the state from the US and... Read More
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COVID-19 Far Deadlier Than the Flu

Dr. Sarah Kemble, Hawaiʻi Department of Health state epidemiologist, released the following statement on mortality rates involving COVID-19 and influenza: “In Hawaiʻi and around the world, COVID-19 was far deadlier than the flu during the 2020-2021 flu season. There was one confirmed influenza death in Hawaiʻi between Sept. 27, 2020 and Oct. 2, 2021. This is compared to 608 COVID-19 deaths in the same reporting period. While influenza deaths have been... Read More
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49 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 10/12

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 49 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 81,663. Of those total cases, 4,518 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 2,834. Total deaths to date are 845. CURRENT TRAVEL INFORMATION Hawaii’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for all trans-Pacific passengers. Travelers entering the state from the US and... Read More
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Final Hawaii Earthquake Transportation Update

The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) reported the following as a final update on its Hawaiʻi Island facilities following the 6.1 magnitude earthquake off the Kau Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. AIRPORTS Runways and taxiways at all Hawaiʻi Island airports (KOA, MUE, UPP, and ITO) have been inspected. No damage noted and all flights are operating as scheduled. HARBORS No damage to commercial harbors in Hilo and Kawaihae. HIGHWAYS... Read More
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Hawaii Health Dept. Asks for Public Input on Soil Remediation

The Hawai‘i Department of Health is encouraging the public to provide their feedback on a proposed remediation plan to address the lead found in soil near Kolekole Stream Bridge and within Kolekole Beach Park in Honomu on Hawai‘i Island. Kolekole Beach Park has not been open to the public for the past four years. The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation closed public access to the Kolekole Beach Park on... Read More
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4 Deaths and 113 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 10/11

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 113 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 81,614. Of those total cases, 4,510 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 3,012. Total deaths to date are 845. CURRENT TRAVEL INFORMATION Hawaii’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for all trans-Pacific passengers. Travelers entering the state from the US and... Read More
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Honolulu allows managed events with enhanced safety measures

Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi is pleased to announce the City and County of Honolulu is once again allowing managed events to proceed this month, with enhanced safety measures to protect attendees and prevent the spread of COVID-19. “We sincerely thank everyone who has received their vaccination and helped stop the surging COVID-19 numbers, reducing the pressure on our hospitals and healthcare workers,” said Mayor Rick Blangiardi. “Because of the stellar combined... Read More
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4 Deaths and 196 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 10/9

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 196 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 81,283. Of those total cases, 4,487 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 3,331. Total deaths to date are 837. CURRENT TRAVEL INFORMATION Hawaii’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for all trans-Pacific passengers. Travelers entering the state from the US and... Read More
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Free COVID testing at Lanakila Health Center this Saturday

The Hawai'i Department of Health (DOH) will offer free COVID-19 rapid testing at the Lanakila Health Center on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Testing will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. Appointments are not required.  Wait times can vary, but please anticipate waiting 30 minutes or longer. Results will be available on-site within 15 minutes. Testing for those with symptoms may take longer. Please bring a... Read More
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Nightly Works Begins in Wahiawa for Road Rehabilitation

The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies Oahu motorists of nighttime construction activity set to begin on Kamehameha Highway in Wahiawa Town on Tuesday, Oct. 12. Roadwork to resurface the highway from Wilikina Drive to the Karsten Thot Bridge will take place on a regular nightly schedule Sunday night through Friday morning from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. This work is part of the Kamehameha Highway, Kamananui Road, and Wilikina Drive... Read More