COVID-19

Office of the Governor: President Issues Guidelines For Re-Opening States President Donald Trump has issued guidelines for re-opening the State amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While there were only 11 new positive cases today, and it appears Hawai‘i is flattening the curve, the state currently doesn’t meet the criteria for a phased opening. The guidelines require ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 16, 2020

Governor’s Office: Governor Ige Sends Message to State Employees To all my fellow employees of the State of Hawaiʻi. These are very challenging times, and your efforts and dedication are helping to shepherd our community through the COVID-19 crisis. Many of you were informed recently by your union or read the news reports of proposed ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 15, 2020

Department of Health: Clarification on McDonald’s COVID-19 Cluster Investigation A cluster of cases involving 7 employees at two McDonald’s locations, Kona Commons and the Walmart in Kailua Kona, have recently been identified. The Dept. of Health wants to remind everyone that those numbers may change as the investigation into the primary case and their contacts ...
Read More Addendum: Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 14, 2020

Governors Office: Thousands of Small Businesses Get SBA Help During his daily news briefing today, Governor David Ige announced that 8,426 small businesses have had Small Business Administration Loans approved under the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program. The total amount approved for Hawai‘i businesses so far totals $1,626,051,108. The governor again encouraged all residents of Hawai‘i to ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 14, 2020

Department of Health: Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases Exceed 500 – Only Five in Latest Report The number of positive COVID-19 cases across the state now stands at 504. However, the latest report shows one of the lowest numbers of new infections in several weeks, at five (5) adults. DOH cautions not to read too much into ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 13, 2020

Department of Health: Thirteen New Cases of COVID-19 Reported All 13 of the new positive cases reported today are adult Hawai‘i residents bringing the total number of cases since Feb. 28, 2020 to 499 statewide. Overall travel-related cases have decreased markedly, with continued slight increases in community-associated cases. The 9th death was reported yesterday as ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 12, 2020

Department of Health: Ninth COVID-19 Death Reported A woman, over 65-years-old is the ninth death from COVID-19. She had underlying medical conditions and had tested positive for the virus when she was hospitalized on O‘ahu. The Dept. of Health extends its heartfelt condolences to the friends and family or our latest neighbor to pass from ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 11, 2020

Governor’s Office: Two Additional Deaths Reported  In response to the news today about two additional fatalities, Gov. David Ige said, “This is another sad day for Hawaiʻi. On behalf of our entire community, I would like to express my condolences to the families and friends of two more of our neighbors who lost their lives ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 10, 2020

Department of Health: DOH Reports Seven (7) New Cases The rate of positive COVID-19 cases remains steady at 2.7% of tests. Seven (7) new cases are being reported, all in adults, for a total number since Feb. 28 of 442 cases. Honolulu saw six (6) additional cases; Hawai‘i Island has two (2) new cases; and ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 9, 2020

Governor’s Office: Second COVID-19 Death on Maui Under Investigation Investigators from the State Health Dept. are in the process of gathering details about the second Maui resident to pass away from COVID-19. This is an adult male over 65-years-old and is another stark reminder of the human toll this disease is exacting here in Hawai‘i. ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 8, 2020

Governor’s Office: Honolulu Repurposes ‘Ohana Zone Funds for Additional Help for People Experiencing Homelessness Utilizing State ‘Ohana Zone funds, the City and County of Honolulu today announced the rapid deployment of its HONU (Homeless Outreach and Navigation for the Unsheltered) program, which provides short-term shelter and triage services to people experiencing homelessness. Due to the ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 7, 2020

Governor’s Office: Governor Ige Extends Condolences to Family & Friends of Two More Who Died Gov. David Ige, today, extended his deepest condolences to the familes and friends of the latest Hawai‘i residents who passed away due to COVID-19. The governor said it is with a heavy heart that one of our O‘ahu neighbors passed ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 6, 2020

Department of Health: Total Number of Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases Rises to 371 Twenty (20) new cases of COVID-19 are all adults. Maui’s mayor announced a second case on Moloka‘i Saturday night and both of those cases are reflected in the Maui County numbers below. Eleven (11) of the new reported cases are travel-associated, two (2) ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 5, 2020

Department of Health: Fourth Death is East O‘ahu Adult An East O‘ahu adult male, over 65-years-old, is the 4th person to die from COVID-19. The individual passed this morning, and based on preliminary information, this case was travel-related in that the person may have been exposed to someone who had traveled. He had been hospitalized. ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 4, 2020

Office of the Governor: Governor Ige’s Messages Today, our community received more tragic news of the passing of a third Hawai‘i resident from the COVID-19 virus. I want to extend my condolences to the family and friends of this individual.  Together, with all of Hawai‘i we share their loss and express our deepest sympathy and ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 3, 2020

Office of the Governor: Governor Ige’s Message on Second COVID-19 Death Today, our community received the tragic news of the passing of a second Hawai‘i resident from the COVID-19 virus. Dawn and I express our deepest condolences to the victim’s family and friends. As we come together with expressions of sympathy and support – we must ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 2, 2020

Office of the Governor:                Small Business Administration Details Paycheck Protection Program Jane Sawyer, the District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), joined Gov. Ige today during his daily media teleconference to provide more details on the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program. It’s part of the “The Coronavirus ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 1, 2020

Office of the Governor: Governor Ige Extends Condolences to Family of First COVID-19 Patient An older adult O‘ahu resident, who was hospitalized with multiple medical issues, is the first person in Hawai‘i diagnosed with COVID-19 to die. Gov. Ige, Lt. Gov. Josh Green, State Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson, and Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency Director ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest March 31, 2020

Office of the Governor: Inter-island Travel Now Requires 14-Day Self-Quarantine During today’s news briefing, Governor Ige announced that anyone traveling between islands will now be required to self-quarantine in their home or other lodging for 14 days. This does not apply to those who are considered essential workers, but they are required to wear personal ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest March 30, 2020

Dept. of Health: Positive Test Results for COVID-19 Now at 175 DOH reports 24 positive test results today and all of the new cases are adults, none of whom have required hospitalization. All but one of the new cases are residents of the state, and only one (1) non-resident, who tested positive on Hawai‘i Island. ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest March 29, 2020