COVID-19

Governor’s Office Governor and Superintendent Announce O‘ahu Public Schools Will Go Online for First Four Weeks At a news briefing Friday, Gov. David Ige and Supt. Christina Kishimoto announced public schools on O‘ahu would be doing complete distance learning for the first four weeks of the new school year, which starts on Aug. 17. This ...
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 7, 2020

Governor’s Office Surge Prompts Reinstatement of Interisland Travel Quarantine At an afternoon news briefing Governor Ige announced that the mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone traveling interisland will be reinstituted effective next Tuesday, August 11. The governor said that he and all the county mayors agree that additional measures are necessary to make sure that cases ...
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 6, 2020

Department of Health: 173 New COVID-19 Cases on O‘ahu Increases Total Count to 2,763 All of the newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases reported by DOH today are on O‘ahu, with 162 adult cases and 11 pediatric cases (18-years-old and younger). Public health officials say that given the rate of rise in cases and the lack of ...
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 5, 2020

Department of Health: Honolulu Man is 27th Death Related to Coronavirus The Honolulu Medical Examiner reported the death of a Honolulu man to the Dept. of Health, who had tested positive for COVID-19. The man was in the 40 to 59-year-old age group and he had underlying medical conditions. He passed away on July 29. ...
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 4, 2020

Governor’s Office: Governor Addresses Spike in Cases, Gives Update on Contact-Tracing Capacity   Gov. Ige held a news briefing Monday after DOH reported another spike in COVID-19 cases. A total of 207 cases were announced today, although 114 of those cases are due to delayed test results. The governor pointed out it is a result ...
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 3, 2020

Department of Health: 123 New Coronavirus Cases Includes 18 Children A third day of triple-digit case numbers is being reported by DOH and is the first time total cumulative cases have exceeded 2,000. The 123 newly diagnosed cases include 18 pediatric cases (18-years-old and younger) and follows 32 pediatric cases reported yesterday. Public health authorities ...
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 31, 2020

Office of the Governor:  SB126 Signing and Line Item Veto   Gov. Ige held a news briefing Thursday to announce he has signed Senate Bill 126, with modifications. The governor said his primary concern was to expend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding before it expired at the end of the ...
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 30, 2020

Office of the Governor: Spike in Cases Remind Community to Stay Vigilant, Reinstating Measures Being Considered At a news briefing Wednesday, Gov. Ige addressed the latest spike in COVID-19 cases. He said while the State is concerned about the high numbers, it was anticipated because the State laboratory was not testing during Hurricane Douglas. DOH ...
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 29, 2020

Department of Health: 47 New Cases of Coronavirus Reported All but one of the newly diagnosed coronavirus cases reported by DOH are on O‘ahu. There was a single new case on Maui. Of the 46 total cases, 41 are among adults and six are pediatric cases. Community-associated infection has been identified in eight (8) of ...
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 28, 2020

Governor’s Office: Hawai‘i Honored to be Considered by Japan in List of Global Destinations to Resume Safe International Travel Governor David Ige and House Speaker Scott Saiki today expressed their gratitude to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi for Hawai‘i being mentioned along with an exclusive list of 12 countries and regions ...
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 27, 2020

Governor’s Office: Modified Quarantine Rules in Place During Tropical Cyclone The State of Hawai‘i’s mandatory 14-day quarantine rule for travelers is being modified temporarily in consideration of the impacts of Tropical Cyclone Douglas. Governor David Ige said, “I want to make sure that those in quarantine are adequately prepared per the state recommendations. If you ...
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 24, 2020

Department of Health: Highest Single-Day COVID-19 Case Count Since the Beginning of the Pandemic Death Toll Rises to 26 50 cases in Honolulu, three (3) on Hawai‘i Island, and two (2) on Maui comprise today’s COVID-19 case count of 55 new positive cases. This is the highest number of cases reported on a single day ...
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 23, 2020

Office of the Governor: With Storm Approaching Governor Ige & HI-EMA Issue Hurricane Safety Reminders Gov. David Ige was joined by Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency Administrator Luke Meyers on Tuesday for a Facebook live to talk about hurricane preparedness amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Meyers pointed out that hurricane season runs from June 1 – Nov. ...
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 22, 2020

Department of Health: 25 New Cases of COVID-19 21 new coronavirus cases on O‘ahu and four (4) on Maui are being investigated by DOH. 21 of the cases are adults and four (4) are pediatric. Two (2) of the cases on Maui are associated with a history of out-of-state travel. DOH is also investigating small ...
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 21, 2020

Office of the Governor: Reopening of Hawai‘i Public Schools Moves Forward    Gov. Ige was joined at an afternoon news briefing by DOE Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto, Board of Education (BOE) Chairperson Catherine Payne, and State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park to confirm the reopening of schools on Tuesday, August 4. Teachers return on Wednesday, July 29. ...
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 20, 2020

Department of Health: One Additional COVID-19 Death and 23 New Cases Reported One additional COVID-19-related death has been reported. The Department of Health’s (DOH) Disease Outbreak Control Division reports an elderly O‘ahu resident over the age of 60 is the 23rd recorded COVID-19 death in the state. DOH says the male had an underlying condition ...
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 17, 2020

Office of the Governor: Facebook Live at 4:30 p.m., on July 16 on the State’s 14-day Mandatory Quarantine Governor Ige was joined by Attorney General Clare E. Connors and Paul Jones, the Deputy Chief Special Agent in the AG’s Investigations Division, to discuss quarantine enforcement and to answer questions. You can view the Facebook live ...
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 16, 2020

Department of Health: 29 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases  The majority of new coronavirus cases reported by DOH today are associated with community-spread. Of the 29 cases, 27 are on O‘ahu and two (2) are on Hawai‘i Island. All but two of the cases involve adults. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state now ...
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 15, 2020

Department of Health: 22 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases  Twenty adult and two pediatric cases are the latest coronavirus cases being reported by Hawai‘i DOH. 19 of the cases are on O‘ahu and three (3) are on Hawai‘i Island. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state now stands at 1264. As of July 13, ...
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 14, 2020

Office of the Governor: Sept. 1 is New Date for Resumption of Trans-Pacific Travel Calling the delay in re-opening trans-Pacific travel to Hawai‘i a very tough decision, Governor Ige outlined the reasons for changing the date during an afternoon news briefing. Record numbers of new cases in Hawai‘i Large, uncontrolled outbreaks in mainland states Supply ...
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 13, 2020

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