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1 Death and 30 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 6/16

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 30 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 37,134 (up 0.1% from the previous day). To date, 1,690,786 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 35,202 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1%. Currently, the average daily cases is 49.6. There were a total of 699 cases reported in the past... Read More
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Positive changes moving travel forward in Hawai’i starting now!

The State of Hawai’i is excited to ease travel restrictions as a direct result of Hawaii’s robust vaccination rate. Beginning June 15, 2021, travelers entering the state who have been fully vaccinated in Hawai‘i may bypass quarantine without a pre-travel test with all restrictions on inter-county travel lifted. The vaccination record document must be uploaded to Safe Travels or printed out prior to departure and hard copy in hand when arriving... Read More
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Maui drivers beware: Reduced Piilani Highway speed

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies Maui motorists that the posted speed limit on Piilani Highway (Route 31) between Uwapo Road/Kaiwahine Street and Lipoa Street/Lipoa Parkway will be reduced from 40 mph to 35 mph in both directions. The new speed limit signs were installed June 15, 2021 and are effective immediately. Since November 2020, a construction speed limit of 30 mph was in place to support guardrail and other... Read More
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56 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 6/14

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 56 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 37,067 (up 0.2% from the previous day). To date, 1,682,313 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 35,141 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1%. Currently, the average daily cases is 50.9. There were a total of 711 cases reported in the past... Read More
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78 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 6/11

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 78 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 36,871 (up 0.2% from the previous day). To date, 1,665,086 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 34,959 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 0.9%. Currently, the average daily cases is 51.4. There were a total of 736 cases reported in the past... Read More
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Oahu Tier 4 move allows larger outdoor groups

Mayor Rick Blangiardi and the City and County of Honolulu announces it has received approval of its newly modified framework and move into an expanded Tier 4, effective immediately. The move allows social gatherings of up to 25 people at outdoor venues, including at parks and beaches. The group size for indoor social gatherings remains at 10 people. “We continue to make solid progress as a community in our fight against... Read More
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Warning signs for parking violations on Hana Road are up

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will install “no parking” signs reflecting the $200 parking violation surcharge at locations on Hana Highway (Route 360) starting at the Waikamoi Stream Bridge at mile marker 10 on Thursday, June 10. The signs warning of the $35 no parking citations and $200 parking violation surcharge under Hawaii Revised Statute 291C-111 are being installed to reduce the temptation for drivers to illegally park on Hana... Read More
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Popular Hana Road where you may get a $200 fine

The drive along the road to Hana on the island of Maui in Hawaii is popular with residents and tourists alike. But be warned: don't park along the way, or it may cost you $200. The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will install “no parking” signs reflecting the $200 parking violation surcharge at locations on Hana Highway (Route 360) starting at the Waikamoi Stream Bridge at mile marker 10 on Thursday,... Read More
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Manoa Bar B Que shut down with red placard

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Food Safety Branch has issued a red “CLOSED” placard to Manoa Bar B Que Restaurant, located at 2752 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu for food safety violations cited during a health inspection on June 9, 2021. The violations involved repeated unsafe temperature control of cooked foods. The issuance of a red “CLOSED” placard temporarily suspends the food establishment’s permit to operate and requires the facility to close... Read More
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Honolulu Airport runway closed for repairs

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division notifies Oahu residents that Runway 8R-26L will be closed at the Daniel K. Inouye International (HNL) from 8 p.m. on Thursday night, June 17, 2021, through 4 a.m. on Friday morning, June 18, 2021, for repair work.During closure hours, departure flights will be rerouted which may result in an increase of air traffic over the Downtown area.HDOT thanks the public for their cooperation... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority launches interactive website tool

The Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) Tourism Research Division has launched a new and comprehensive interactive tool on its website that combines various data sources into one report to provide a quick look at data and insights, including visitor statistics and top points of interest for both visitors and residents. It includes HTA’s visitor statistics, Hawaii Hotel Report, Hawaii Vacation Rental Performance Report, Hawaii Quarterly Timeshare Survey, and geolocation data. The Symphony... Read More
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Lanikai parking restriction on Kamehameha Day Weekend

The City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services (DTS) will be restricting parking in Lanikai starting Friday, June 11, 2021 in an effort to reduce traffic congestion for residents along the Lanikai-Kaʻōhao shoreline during the Kamehameha Day Weekend. These parking restrictions are similar to regular parking restrictions on holiday weekends. No parking will be allowed on all streets and shoulders of Mokulua and ʻAʻalapapa Drives in Lanikai from 10... Read More
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62 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 6/10

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 62 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 36,793 (up 0.1% from the previous day). To date, 1,659,337 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 34,881 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 0.9%. Currently, the average daily cases is 51.6. There were a total of 698 cases reported in the past... Read More
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Lanikai parking restriction ongoing

The City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services (DTS) will be restricting parking in Lanikai in an effort to reduce traffic congestion for residents along the Lanikai-Kaʻōhao shoreline due to on-going construction by the Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) in the area. No parking will be allowed along any street in Lanikai including cross streets, Mokulua and ʻAʻalapapa Drives from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.... Read More
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Hawaii travel without restrictions for visitors and residents

Hawaii Governor David Ige today announced the "Safe Travel" initiative restricting travel to the Aloha State will be eliminated, once 70 percent of every resident in Hawaii is fully vaccinated. At this time, more than 50 percent are vaccinated in Hawaii. Once 70 percent of all residents are vaccinated, all mask-wearing requirements including the indoors will be lifted. Starting June 15, inter-island travel will be made available without restrictions. Once 55... Read More