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Hawaii Expands Booster Shot Eligibility

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is adopting the most recent COVID-19 booster shot recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Effective immediately: •             DOH recommends a single Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer) vaccine booster shot for everyone ages 12 - 17 who completed their primary vaccine series at least five months ago. •             People 18 and older who completed their primary series of Pfizer vaccine at least five months... Read More
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Astounding 4,789 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases and 4 Deaths: 1/6/22

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 4,789 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 130,856. Of those total cases, 5,321 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 32,768. Total deaths to date are 1,098. CURRENT TRAVEL INFORMATION Hawai‘i’s five-day (number of required days changed on January 3, 2022) mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for only domestic... Read More
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2,611 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 1/5/22

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 2,611 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 126,067. Of those total cases, 5,313 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 29,607. Total deaths to date are 1,094. CURRENT TRAVEL INFORMATION Hawai‘i’s five-day (number of required days changed on January 3, 2022) mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for only domestic... Read More
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1,592 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 1/4/22

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 1,592 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 123,456. Of those total cases, 5,296 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 28,147. Total deaths to date are 1,094. CURRENT TRAVEL INFORMATION Hawai‘i’s five-day (number of required days changed on January 3, 2022) mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for only domestic... Read More
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Hawaii DOH Emergency Order Suspends Operations and Emptying of Tanks at Red Hill

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) finalized its Emergency Order to suspend operations and empty the underground tanks at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. Deputy Director Marian Tsuji’s final order affirmed Hearings Officer David Day's proposed findings and recommendations. “Today’s decision affirms DOH’s actions to safeguard the drinking water that we share as a community,” said Deputy Director of Environmental Health Kathleen Ho, who issued the Emergency Order on... Read More
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3,044 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 1/3/22

Threat level raised from High Risk to Severe In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 3,044 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 121,864. Of those total cases, 5,292 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 27,314. Total deaths to date are 1,094. CURRENT TRAVEL INFORMATION Hawai‘i’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for only domestic travel... Read More
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4 Deaths and 2,710 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 1/1/22

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 2,710 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 115,642. Of those total cases, 5,280 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 23,080. Total deaths to date are 1,094. CURRENT TRAVEL INFORMATION Hawai‘i’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for only domestic travel from the U.S. and its Territories. Travelers entering... Read More
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Covid Booster Required for Indoor Dining, Bars and Gyms on Maui

Maui County will be the first county in the State of Hawaii to require booter shots for those who are eligible in order to be considered fully vaccinated. This means a booster will be required to enter restaurants, bars, and gyms. Beginning January 8, those who decline a booster won’t be allowed in Maui indoor restaurants, bars, and gyms, unless they can show proof of a negative COVID test within 48... Read More
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5 Deaths and 3,290 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 12/31

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 3,290 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 112,932. Of those total cases, 5,273 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 21,128. Total deaths to date are 1,090. CURRENT TRAVEL INFORMATION Hawai‘i’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for only domestic travel from the U.S. and its Territories. Travelers entering... Read More
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3,484 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 12/30

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 3,484 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 109,642. Of those total cases, 5,255 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 18,826. Total deaths to date are 1,085. CURRENT TRAVEL INFORMATION Hawai‘i’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for only domestic travel from the U.S. and its Territories. Travelers entering... Read More
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Hawaii Visitor Arrivals for November 2021 Down

According to preliminary visitor statistics released by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), total spending by visitors who came to the islands in November 2021 was $1.18 billion. Prior to the global COVID-19 pandemic and Hawaii’s quarantine requirements for travelers, the State of Hawaii achieved record-level visitor expenditures and arrivals in 2019 and in the first two months of 2020. November 2021 visitor spending was lower compared to... Read More
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3 Deaths and 1,561 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 12/29

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 1,561 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 106,158. Of those total cases, 5,249 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 15,781. Total deaths to date are 1,085. CURRENT TRAVEL INFORMATION Hawaii’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for only domestic travel from the U.S. and its Territories. Travelers entering... Read More
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Hearings Officer Recommends Suspension of Red Hill Fuel Storage on Oahu

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has received the recommendation of hearings officer David Day regarding the U.S. Navy’s compliance with the state’s Emergency Order to suspend operation and empty the underground tanks at the Red Hill fuel storage facility. The recommendation will be posted on the DOH website. The Navy and intervening parties have until December 29 at 5 PM to submit exceptions or objections to the recommendations. If filed,... Read More
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824 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 12/28

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 824 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 104,597. Of those total cases, 5,238 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 14,514. Total deaths to date are 1,082. CURRENT TRAVEL INFORMATION Hawaii’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for only domestic travel from the U.S. and its Territories. Travelers entering... Read More
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1,384 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 12/27

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 1,384 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 103,773. Of those total cases, 5,224 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 13,966. Total deaths to date are 1,082. CURRENT TRAVEL INFORMATION Hawaii’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for only domestic travel from the U.S. and its Territories. Travelers entering... Read More