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Hawaii Hand Sanitizer Brought to You by Craft Rum Distillery

Anyone who’s tried to buy hand sanitizer knows it’s currently in short supply. Twelve days ago, KoHana Distillers reached out to the Governor’s Office and offered to fill the supply gap and provide sanitizer to hospitals, first responders, correctional facilities, homeless providers and to the Hawaii Dept. of Education at no cost. On Saturday, March 29, a 55-gallon barrel of hand sanitizer rolled from the vat room of a distillery in... Read More
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Hawaii COVID-19 Update: Daily News

Dept. of Health: DOH reports 14 positive test results today: All of the cases are adults, 12 are residents of the state, one (1) is a non-resident, and one (1) person’s residency is unknown at this time. Of the 14 new positive test results reported today, 10 are from Honolulu, two (2) from Hawaii Island, and two (2) from Maui County. There are 120 presumptive or positive cases to date, with... Read More
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Hawaii Daily COVID-19 Update: Joint information News

Thursday, March 26, 2020: Hawaii Daily COVID-19 Update Office of the Governor Gov. David Ige’s third supplementary proclamation Monday, ordering the entire state to stay at home and work from home started today and continues through April 30, 2020 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Mar. 25 through Apr. 30. Essential workers are exempt. This order is intended to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. https://governor.hawaii.gov/newsroom/latest-news/office-of-the-governor-news-release-governor-ige-issues-statewide-order-to-stay-at-home-work-from-home-to-fight-covid-19/ Gov. Ige’s second supplemental emergency proclamation ordering all... Read More

COVID-19 Senior Shopping Hours: Foodland Farms A Slap in the Face?

by Dr. Anton Anderssen I set the alarm for 4:30 am, so I could arrive at Foodland Farms at Ala Moana Shopping Center by 5:00 sharp, for their very first “senior shopping” exclusive hours, which premiered last Thursday. The idea was to protect the Kupuna from being exposed to Covid-19. Although the idea was noble, management made the experience an unmitigated mess. Some customers were carded upon entry, others were not.... Read More
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Cruise Ships with no Passengers Allowed to Refuel in Hawaii

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Harbors Division notifies the public that additional cruise ships are planning to enter Honolulu Harbor for fuel and provisions. The MS Regatta cruise ship is anchored offshore and will come into port after all the passengers on the Norwegian Jewel ship have disembarked. There are no passengers on the ship. The crew will remain on the vessel while at port. There have been no confirmed... Read More

Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii: Jail for visitors and residents not observing shelter in place

Curfew! Shelter in place order for Waikiki, Honolulu and the rest of the Island Oahu, Hawaii. Stay in your hotel room or residence! To stop the aggressive spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the State of Hawaii, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed an emergency order today requiring all Oahu residents and visitors to stay home or in their hotel room. No one should be on Waikiki Beach or on our street, and... Read More
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Hawaii Officials Call for End of Sweeps of Houseless Community during COVID-19

According to Hawaii public health officials, houseless people being relocated to a shelter, where people are in close quarters to each other, increases someone’s risk for contracting COVID-19 compared to being allowed to stay in their own tents or other forms of shelter. Instead, public health experts recommend houseless people remain in place and resources be brought to them. The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii (ACLU of Hawaii), Lieutenant Governor... Read More
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Hawaii COVID-19 Daily Update

Counties Roll Out Plans to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 Following the State of Hawai‘i’s plan for “15-Days to Slow the Spread” of COVID-19, Hawai‘i’s mayors have recently implemented county plans that are geared to their island residents. Department of Health supports everyone’s efforts to keep the community safe and healthy. “We can be more effective in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 if everyone takes these aggressive actions seriously,” said Bruce... Read More

Hawaii State Capitol Closing: Sen. Nishihara Tests Positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus

House Speaker Scott Saiki instructed workers at the Hawaii State Capitol today to leave the facility as soon as possible, and not return until given clearance to do so. State Sen. Clarence K. Nishihara was informed today that he has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to announcements from the House and Senate. Citing the Legislature’s emergency operations plan, Saiki said the Capitol will be closed until April 5, and... Read More
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Hawaii Parks: City & County Closes Parks on Oahu

The City & County of Honolulu announced today at a virtual press conference that as of tomorrow, Thursday, March 19, 2020, all city & county parks will be closed on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Beaches will remain open. This can be a bit confusing since many of the parks are connected to a beach, like Ala Moana Beach Park. This park is located just outside Waikiki across the yacht... Read More