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13 Deaths and 230 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 9/29

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 230 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 78,874. Of those total cases, 4,310 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 5,388. Total deaths to date are 770. 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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Oahu Gyms Scheduled to Reopen for Permitted Use

The Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is pleased to announce gymnasiums are scheduled to reopen for permitted use next month, along with active use of smaller indoor facilities in November. The phased reopening of indoor City park facilities for permitted, public use is scheduled under the following timeline: Monday, Sept. 27 - DPR begins accepting permit applications for use of gymnasiumsMonday, Oct. 4 - DPR fall classes beginMonday, Oct.... Read More
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Plan for Honoapiilani Highway on Maui Ensures Connectivity

The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) is sharing the next steps in the Department’s plan to ensure connectivity of the highway system to West Maui. In July, HDOT submitted a competitive grant proposal to supplement the cost to realign 4.5 miles of Honoapiilani Highway from Ukumehame to Laniupoko. This planned realignment would connect to the previously constructed Lahaina Bypass and addresses the second priority location on the statewide report for coastal... Read More
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240 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 9/28

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 240 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 78,644. Of those total cases, 4,273 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 5,631. Total deaths to date are 757. 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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Hawaii Tourism Announces Community Enrichment Program Online for 2022 Funding Help

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has announced that it is resuming its Community Enrichment Program (CEP), which supports community-based projects, festivals and events that enhance resident and visitor experiences, and create opportunities for meaningful economic development. HTA is partnering with the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) and the Island Chapters to administer its 2022 CEP process. HVCB has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to provide funding support to qualified... Read More
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255 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 9/27

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 255 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 78,404. Of those total cases, 4,249 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 5,788. Total deaths to date are 757. 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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City COVID Response Call Center Closed Sunday, Sept. 26

COVID response call center will be closed this Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. During this time, the call center will be unable to receive or respond to calls and emails from the community. The Call Center will reopen Monday, September 27 for regular hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Residents with questions or concerns are encouraged to visit oneoahu.org to learn more about the City’s efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic in... Read More
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New COVID Testing Sites in Wahiawa and Waipahu

The City and County of Honolulu, in coordination with Embry Health, is announcing the opening of a new COVID-19 testing site offering free PCR tests at Bill Balfour Jr. Waipahū District Park and Wahiawā District Park. Additional sites operated by Embry Health are anticipated to open soon. Patients can find available locations and appointment times here. The website will show people available locations near them. All that is required is to... Read More
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Hawaii Dept. of Health Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shots

The Hawai‘i Department of Health is issuing prioritization guidelines for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in order to implement the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations on COVID-19 booster doses. First and second doses should have priority over any booster doses. The best way to protect Hawai‘i families and communities is to ensure that unvaccinated Hawai‘i residents complete their primary vaccine series. DOH recommends vaccination providers give priority to... Read More
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New Automated Golf Tee Time Reservations on Oahu

Effective 6:30 a.m. Monday, September 27, 2021, a new automated tee time reservation system will begin public operation for the six municipal golf courses (Ala Wai, ‘Ewa Villages, Kahuku, Pali, Ted Makalena and West Loch). As part of the continuing effort to improve the customer service experience, golfers will be able to make tee time reservations via telephone or online.  The new automated tee time reservation system and golf point of... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority Invites Public Input on Strategic Plan

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is inviting the public to participate in an update on the state’s strategic direction and destination management initiatives for tourism during a live, virtual presentation on Friday, October 1, from 9 to 11 a.m. HST. Titled “Malama Kuu Home: An Update from the Hawaii Tourism Authority,” the presentation will provide the latest information on:  HTA’s Vision2025 Strategic Plan and Four Interacting PillarsOrganizational ChangesImplementation of the Destination... Read More
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408 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 9/25

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 408 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 77,777. Of those total cases, 4,214 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 6,369. Total deaths to date are 747. 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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O‘ahu Visitors Bureau Names New Destination Manager

The O‘ahu Visitors Bureau (OVB) has appointed Catherine Orlans as destination manager. A new position funded by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), as destination manager Orlans will be responsible for implementation and oversight of the O‘ahu Destination Management Action Plan (DMAP), as well as O‘ahu’s Community Enrichment Program (CEP). Orlans lends extensive experience in the hospitality industry, sales and marketing, as well as sustainability to the new position. “We are excited... Read More
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9 Deaths and 403 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 9/24

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 403 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 77,369. Of those total cases, 4,187 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 6,777. Total deaths to date are 747. 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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Hawaii Vacation Rentals Up But Not Better Than Pre-pandemic

Hawaii vacation rentals statewide reported substantial increases in supply, demand, occupancy and average daily rate (ADR) in August 2021 compared to August 2020. However, in comparison to August 2019, vacation rental supply, demand and ADR were down while occupancy rose slightly due to a reduction in supply levels. The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) issued today the Hawaii Vacation Rental Performance Report for the month of August utilizing data compiled by Transparent... Read More