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22 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 6/28

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 22 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 37,669 (up 0.1% from the previous day). To date, 1,729,966 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 35,738 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1.4%. Currently, the average daily cases is 39.6. There were a total of 551 cases reported in the past... Read More
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Delta variant on the move in Hawaii as 30,000 arrive daily

30,000 visitors or more are arriving in Hawaii on some days, while the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus becomes a concern for the Hawaii Department of Health.Starting July 8, vaccinated visitors can travel to Hawaii without restrictions, despite the rapid spread of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus in the Aloha State. Starting July 8, vaccinated visitors can travel to Hawaii without restrictions, despite the rapid spread of the... Read More
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Delta variant in all major Hawaii counties

The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s State Laboratories Division (SLD) has detected a total of 13 cases of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617.2, also known as the Delta variant of concern. The Delta variant has been found on O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i island. “The rapid spread of the Delta variant is troubling, but not surprising,” said State Laboratories Division Administrator Dr. Edward Desmond. “Cases of this particular strain of COVID-19 have doubled... Read More
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What’s open and closed in Hawaii on Independence Day?

City and County of Honolulu offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, to observe the Independence 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 Saturday 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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Traveling to Hawaii when vaccinated: New rules

Effective July 8, individuals traveling in the US domestically to Hawaii can bypass pre-travel testing rules and quarantine if they are fully vaccinated. Hawaii Governor David Ige said once the herd vaccination rate is achieved, “The Safe Travels program will end, and we will invite everyone to be able to travel to our islands. … Please get vaccinated.” New COVID-19 cases are mostly prevalent among patients who have yet to be... Read More
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People’s Open Market at Pōka‘i Bay expands at Kapolei Hale

In an effort to improve the People’s Open Market (POM) experience for customers, farmers, and vendors, the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation is modifying its Friday market by relocating the Pōka‘i Bay POM to Kapolei Hale and doubling the market time at this particular location.    Currently, the POM at Pōka‘i Bay Beach Park only hosts one consistent vendor and sees limited public participation. The relocated market in Kapolei already... Read More
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Hawaii vacation rentals in huge demand

In May 2021, the total monthly supply of statewide vacation rentals was 572,900 unit nights (+71.8%) and monthly demand was 413,500 unit nights (+988.5%). That resulted in an average monthly unit occupancy of 72.2 percent (+60.8 percentage points) for May, which was higher than the occupancy of Hawaii’s hotels (61.5%). Overall, the numbers are substantially higher than in May 2020, which was the second full month of the devastating impact from... Read More
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55 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 6/24

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 55 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 37,484 (up 0.2% from the previous day). To date, 1,717,302 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 35,561 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1.5%. Currently, the average daily cases is 43.1. There were a total of 628 cases reported in the past... Read More
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42 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 6/23

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 42 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 37,429 (up 0.1% from the previous day). To date, 1,713,874 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 35,504 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1.3%. Currently, the average daily cases is 39.3. There were a total of 620 cases reported in the past... Read More
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20 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 6/22

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 20 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 37,367 (up 0% from the previous day). To date, 1,708,962 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 35,419 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1.1%. Currently, the average daily cases is 39.1. There were a total of 632 cases reported in the past... Read More
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Hawai’i municipal golf courses implement Tier 4 modifications

Effective immediately, the six municipal golf courses (Ala Wai, Pali, Ted Makalena, Ewa Villages, West Loch and Kahuku) will implement modifications allowed under Tier 4 of the City’s reopening framework. Tier 4 industry standards set by the PGA/Aloha Section, approved by Governor Ige’s administration today, provides modified procedures for BACK2GOLF Hawaii under its Hawaii Golf Phase 4 (HGP4) plan. For plan details please visit: https://www.aspga.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2021/06/210621-FINAL-Hawaii-Golf-Operations-Guidelines-HGP-4.pdf HGP4 allows for the following changes... Read More
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Hawai‘i lab detects spread of Delta variant

The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s State Laboratories Division (SLD) confirms the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617.2, also known as the Delta variant of concern, is spreading in the state. To date there have been three cases of the Delta variant associated with travel from the continental United States. Two of those cases are on O‘ahu and one is on Hawai‘i Island. In addition, the State Laboratories Division has identified the Delta variant in... Read More
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14 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 6/21

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 14 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 37,367 (up 0% from the previous day). To date, 1,708,962 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 35,419 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1.1%. Currently, the average daily cases is 39.1. There were a total of 632 cases reported in the past... Read More
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Hawaii hotel revenue on the upswing

In May 2021, Hawaii hotels statewide reported substantially higher revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR), and occupancy compared to May 2020. When compared to May 2019, statewide daily room rates in May 2021 were higher but occupancy and RevPAR were lower. Hawaii’s quarantine order for travelers due to the COVID-19 pandemic began on March 26, 2020, which immediately resulted in dramatic declines for the hotel industry. Year-to-date, the... Read More
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3 Deaths and 44 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 6/18

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 37,214 (up 0.1% from the previous day). To date, 1,699,102 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 35,277 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at XX%. Currently, the average daily cases is 42.6. There were a total of 660 cases reported in the past... Read More