COVID-19

Department of Health: No New Cases Of Covid-19 Likely Just A Lull Today is the first day since mid-March DOH has not reported any new cases. While this is good news, it does not mean, in any way, the end of the COVID-19 crisis. DOH and State leaders caution that social distancing measures, use of ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 8, 2020

Governor’s Office: Governor & DLIR Director Provide Update on Unemployment Insurance Gov. Ige and Scott Murakami, Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR), gave updates on progress being made regarding unemployment insurance, during today’s Community Connection Facebook Live. Murakami reported 141,077 claims were processed as of Wednesday, which represents 63% of the ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 7, 2020

Governor’s Office: Greenlight for Phase One of Hawai‘i’s Re-Opening is Tomorrow Governor Ige announced yesterday the stabilization phase of the state’s reopening and economic recovery. This includes reductions in restrictions for businesses classified as low risk from a health perspective. Today the governor provided further clarification on the specifics of his 7th Supplementary Proclamation which ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 6, 2020

Governor’s Office: Stay-at-Home Order Becomes Safer-at-Home At a late morning news briefing Governor David Ige announced that the phased approach to re-opening Hawai‘i’s economy is beginning. He said, “Today was another victory in the battle with COVID-19. Only four positive cases were reported. This makes more than two-weeks of single-digit daily new cases. We have ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 5, 2020

Governor’s Office: Governor Ige Expresses Condolences for Family & Friends of 17th Victim Calling it “another reminder of how deadly this disease is, and the way that COVID-19 continues to hurt our community,” Governor Ige expressed his deepest condolences to the family and friends of the latest Hawai‘i resident to fall victim to coronavirus. He ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 4, 2020

Department of Health: Only One New COVID-19 Case Reported The single case of coronavirus being reported by DOH is an O‘ahu adult and brings the total positive case count in Hawai‘i to 619. The City and County of Honolulu has 400 of the cases reported since Feb. 28th. Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 1, 2020

Governor’s Office: Hawai‘i Economic and Community Recovery and Resiliency Navigator Gives Update On a Facebook Live today, Gov. David Ige and Alan Oshima, Hawai‘i’s Economic and Community Recovery and Resiliency Navigator, discussed plans to keep the community safe while beginning to reopen designated sectors. Oshima said his group is connecting with business and community representatives ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 30, 2020

Governor’s Office: Hawai‘i, We Are Almost There Governor David Ige was cautiously optimistic in remarks delivered at a news briefing this afternoon. “Your hard work, sacrifices, and diligence are paying off,” the governor said. For the past ten days, the state has experienced six or fewer new cases of COVID-19. “The curve has flattened…until there ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 29, 2020

Department of Health: Two Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported Two new cases of coronavirus, both Maui adults, have been reported by DOH. One of the cases is a Lānaʻi resident who has been hospitalized on Maui for an extended time. The patient was transported in early March to Maui for treatment not associated with coronavirus. The ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 28, 2020

Department of Health: One Death and One New Case of COVID-19 Reported The Dept. of Health is reporting another death associated with COVID-19 in the state. The 16th death is an Oʻahu woman, over 65 years old with underlying health conditions who had been hospitalized since early April. DOH is investigating whether the cause of infection ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 27, 2020

Governor’s Office: 6th Supplementary Proclamation Continues Stay-at-Homes Rules Until End of May See full proclamation here: https://governor.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2004144-ATG_Sixth-Supplementary-Proclamation-for-COVID-19-distribution-signed.pdf Department of Health: Two New Cases of COVID-19 Reported One (1) O‘ahu resident and one (1) Hawai‘i island resident diagnosed with coronavirus brings the state to total of 606 since Feb. 28, 2020. Both new cases are minors ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 26, 2020

Governor’s Office: 6th Supplementary Proclamation Continues Stay-at-Homes Rules Until End of May In announcing his 6th Supplementary Proclamation this afternoon, Governor David Ige paid testament to everyone’s efforts in keeping the number of new cases of COVID-19 low this week, while recognizing that, “every loss is a sad moment for our community.” The deaths of ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 25, 2020

Governor’s Office: Every COVID-19 Death is a Great Loss to Hawai‘i “Dawn and I join all of Hawai‘i in expressing our sincere condolences to the family and friends of two men, whose deaths were reported today, ” said Gov. Ige. “While the death rate from coronavirus in Hawai‘i is among the lowest in the nation, ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 24, 2020

Governor’s Office 4/22 Governor’s Facebook Live with Scott Murakami, DLIR Director: The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations is working as fast as it can, given its antiquated system, to handle the avalanche of unemployment claims. In February, DLIR received about 700 claims each week. Recently, in one day, DLIR received some 25,000 filings. Claims ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 23, 2020

Department of Health: Six Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported The City and County of Honolulu has three (3) additional coronavirus cases and Hawai‘i County has three (3) new cases in the latest report from the Dept. of Health. Five of the cases are adults and one is a minor. Laboratory* Testing Data Total Number of Individuals ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 22, 2020

Governor’s Office: Governor Ige Joins People Statewide in Extending Condolences to Victim’s Families “We are saddened by these additional deaths and the toll the pandemic is taking on the families and friends of those affected,” said Gov. Ige. “This is a serious disease especially for those with pre-existing health conditions and older adults. It is ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 21, 2020

Governor’s Office: Governor Expresses Condolences to 10th Victim’s Family After the death of a Washington State visitor from COVID-19 over the weekend, Governor Ige offered condolences to the man’s family and friends and said this was another sign of the seriousness of this disease and continued adherence to his stay-at-home orders and other measures designed ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 20, 2020

Department of Health: Tenth COVID-19 Death Reported The State extends its condolences to the family and friends of the adult male visitor who is the 10th death in Hawai‘i associated with COVID-19. The individual was an adult male from Washington state in the 40-59-year age group who had no previous medical conditions and a history ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 19, 2020

Department of Health: 21 News Cases of COVID-19 Reported 21 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported by DOH on Saturday. Most of those cases were from Hawai‘i County – where there was a cluster of COVID-19 cases among the McDonald’s restaurants in Kailua-Kona (see update below). There are also new cases on O‘ahu and ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 18, 2020

Governor’s Office Fifth Supplementary Proclamation Addresses Face Coverings & Outdoor Activity Governor David Ige’s Fifth Supplementary Proclamation adds to existing emergency rules for the COVID-19 crisis. The governor is encouraging everyone to wear cloth face masks whenever in public places with the exception of exercising outside, as long as social distancing requirements are maintained. It ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 17, 2020