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69 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 6/4

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 69 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 36,471 (up 0.2% from the previous day). To date, 1,626,164 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 34,602 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1.1%. Currently, the average daily cases is 52.1. There were a total of 694 cases reported in the past... Read More
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Eroding Waikiki seawall repair begins

A popular walkway along a scenic portion of O‘ahu’s south shore in Waikiki will be repaired and reinforced as part of a project beginning this week. Approximately 500 feet of seawall located along the promenade between the Waikīkī Aquarium and Barefoot Beach Café food concession is severely eroded after years of direct exposure to ocean conditions and southern swells. This project aims to reconstruct a large portion of the lower area... Read More
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1 Death and 45 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 6/3

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 45 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 36,402 (up 0.1% from the previous day). To date, 1,620,003 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 34,537 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1%. Currently, the average daily cases is 47.9. There were a total of 685 cases reported in the past... Read More
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25 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 6/2

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 25 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 36,357 (up 0.1% from the previous day). To date, 1,614,943 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 34,501 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1.1%. Currently, the average daily cases is 51. There were a total of 709 cases reported in the past... Read More
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56 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 6/1

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 36,332 (up 0.1% from the previous day). To date, 1,610,508 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 34,474 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1.1%. Currently, the average daily cases is 54.9. There were a total of 757 cases reported in the past... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority launches Malama Hawaii

Hawaii is inviting travelers to experience the Hawaiian Islands on a deeper level with a greater emphasis on connecting with our culture, giving back to the destination and preserving it for the future, while following safe health practices. That is the message behind a series of poignant and educational videos being played to visitors before and after they arrive in Hawaii. It is part of the Malama Hawaii marketing campaign, which was recently... Read More
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30 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 5/31

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 36,276 (up 0.1% from the previous day). To date, 1,605,447 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 34,431 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1.1%. Currently, the average daily cases is 50.3. There were a total of 764 cases reported in the past... Read More
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West Loch Golf Course and Ewa Villages Golf Course restores stand-by and walk-in play

Effective Tuesday, June 1, 2021, West Loch Golf Course and Ewa Villages Golf Course will allow stand-by/walk-in play for golfers without an advanced tee time reservation. Stand-by/walk-in golfers will be required to follow the Golf Course Division waiting list protocols and continue to follow the current safety guidelines for O‘ahu golf courses established under Aloha Section PGA, Hawai‘i Golf Phase 3: Masks shall be worn indoors at all times.Golf groups shall... Read More
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44 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 5/28

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 44 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 36,076 (up 0.1% from the previous day). To date, 1,590,846 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 34,225 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 0.9%. Currently, the average daily cases is 47.3. There were a total of 866 cases reported in the past... Read More
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More campsites available for Memorial Day weekend

The Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is pleased to announce that nearly two dozen campsites will be reopened for recreational camping as of this Memorial Day Weekend. Following the suspension of recreational camping at the largest City-managed campground at Bellows Field Beach Park due to turtle nesting, DPR began the process of reopening various campsites around the island to offset the seasonal loss. In total 23 total campsites have... Read More
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2 Deaths and 58 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 5/27

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 58 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 36,032 (up 0.2% from the previous day). To date, 1,585,879 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 34,187 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1%. Currently, the average daily cases is 49.4. There were a total of 911 cases reported in the past... Read More
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Hawaii summer air travel tips

The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) encourages anyone flying into or out of Hawaii airports to expect a busy summer travel season. Preliminary visitor statistics show 23,423 passengers arrived in Hawaii on May 23, which is approximately 70-percent of pre-COVID numbers (source: http://dbedt.hawaii.gov/visitor/dailypax-dashboard/). Given the current trends, HDOT offers the following air travel tips: Plan for peak travel time. Peak time for arrivals at Hawaii airports is between 10 a.m. and... Read More
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Hawaii Memorial Day holiday schedule

City and County of Honolulu offices will be closed on Monday, May 31 to observe the Memorial Day holiday. The holiday schedule for the City and County of Honolulu operations is as follows: Emergency medical services, fire, lifeguard, medical examiner, and police services will be available.TheBus will operate on a Sunday schedule. Visit thebus.org for route and schedule information as well as rider guidelines.Refuse will be collected and transfer stations, convenience... Read More
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Dominant COVID-19 cases in Hawaii are variants

A report by the Hawai‘i Department of Health’s State Laboratories Division (SLD) shows COVID-19 (SARS-Cov-2) variants of concern account for a greater percentage of total COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i than ever and that percentage continues to increase. SLD also reports a growing presence of the P.1 variant which is highly infectious and may be more resistant to antibodies from vaccination or previous infection. “Variants of concern now make up more than... Read More
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Hawaii vacation rentals maintain lead over hotels

In April 2021, the total monthly supply of statewide vacation rentals was 583,800 unit nights (+82.7%) and monthly demand was 388,600 unit nights (+2,327.6%). That resulted in an average monthly unit occupancy of 66.6 percent (+61.6 percentage points) for April, which was higher than the occupancy of Hawai‘i’s hotels (50.8%). Overall, the numbers are substantially higher than in April 2020, which was the first full month of the devastating impact from... Read More