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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
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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
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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
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Hawaii DOH Launches COVID-19 Website

Today, the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) unveiled a new website for the public to access the latest information on COVID-19 in Hawaii. The State of Hawaii has mobilized an inter-agency collaborative effort to keep the community safe and healthy. The website, hawaiicovid19.com will go live at 3 pm. The website provides timely information and resources on the coronavirus, including guidance on how to prevent and mitigate community spread, common symptoms... Read More
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Three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus on Oahu and Maui

As of March 16, 2020, as of 3:30 pm, there are a total of 10 confirmed or presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Hawaii. Three new positive results were announced today for two Oahu residents, and one visitor on Maui. The Department of Health (DOH) is monitoring all of these individuals and supervising their isolation as well as the self-quarantine of their family members. COVID-19 testing is not for individuals who... Read More
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Hawaii COVID-19 Daily Update

DOH Guidance on Public Events and Group Gatherings To protect the public’s health and wellbeing, the Hawaii Department of Health is recommending large, crowded gatherings or public events that include 100 people or more be postponed or canceled. These events include concerts and conferences, as well as professional, college and school sporting events. The Department of Health is recommending smaller gatherings held in enclosed spaces that do not allow social distancing... Read More
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Official COVID-19 Statement by the Hawaii Department of Health

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) was notified today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that an adult male who traveled to Maui from Jan. 28 to Feb. 3 and to Oahu from Feb. 3-7 has been confirmed for COVID-19. The individual is a Japanese national who developed severe symptoms, sought medical care, and was diagnosed and tested after leaving Hawaii and returning home to Japan. The Department... Read More
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Helicopter Sightseeing Tours in Hawaii not safe by Congressman Ed Case

Helicopter Sightseeing Tours in Hawaii not safe by Congressman Ed Case How safe is it to get on a helicopter tour or sightseeing plane in Hawaii?  When U.S. Congressman Ed Case is questioning safety for visitors to his own State Hawaii, it can become a statement, that has wide consequences not only for the niche he attacks but for the travel and tourism industry for  Hawaii altogether. Tourism is everyone’s business... Read More