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Hawaii Governor David Ige and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, appearing with Hawaii Department of Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson, announced new restrictions in light of a surge in COVID-19 cases across the state and on Oahu in particular. They said additional measures are necessary because large gatherings have led to clusters of cases, but the ...
Read More Increase in COVID-19 cases leads Hawaii to reinstate interisland travel quarantine while Oahu implements new restrictions

The Director of the Hawaii Deparment of Health (DOH), Dr. Bruce Anderson, and the Hawaii State Epidemiologist, Dr. Sarah Park, spoke at a news conference where the state reported its highest numbers to date of COVID-19 cases. Although much of the concern has centered on out-of-state travelers, community spread has also increased in recent weeks. ...
Read More DOH Leadership says stopping COVID-19 begins with all of us

The State of Hawaii is bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Douglas this weekend. Douglas formed in the eastern Pacific Ocean this week but recently crossed the 140°W latitude, making it a central Pacific tropical storm. With sustained winds of 120 mph, Douglas is now a major category-3 hurricane. However, it is expected to weaken ...
Read More Hurricane Douglas headed for Hawaii

On Tuesday, June 16, the State of Hawaii will lift the 14-day quarantine required of all people traveling between islands. The mandatory quarantine had been implemented in order to control spread of COVID-19, but as new infection rates remain law, Governor David Ige announced an end to the quarantine in order to encourage residents to ...
Read More Governor Ige announces new procedures as inter-island travel quarantine is lifted

Governor David Ige approved proposals made by county mayors across Hawaii to safely reopen more businesses and operations as the number of new COVID-19 cases has remained very low for several weeks in a row. Requests to reopen businesses and operations were granted as long as guidelines were followed that can ensure the safety of ...
Read More Governor Ige accepts county proposals to reopen more businesses across Hawaii

Governor Ige announced the 8th supplemental emergency proclamation on Monday, May 18. It extends at least until June 30 the 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving in the State of Hawai‘i, as well as for inter-island travelers. It also extends through June 30 the eviction moratorium that prevents evictions from residential dwellings for failure to pay rent. Additionally, Governor ...
Read More Governor Ige announces phases of reopening economy during COVID-19 pandemic

Governor Ige announced a slight loosening of restrictions in the statewide stay-at-home order that was implemented in late March to control the spread of COVID-19. The new rules, part of the 7th Supplementary Emergency Proclamation, authorizes the first group of businesses to re-open since the pandemic forced the temporary closure of non-essential businesses across the state ...
Read More Governor announces first phase of re-opening the economy as new COVID-19 cases drop

Governor David Ige signed a 6th supplementary emergency proclamation that extends the stay-at-home order across the state through May 31. The governor acknowledged that this was not an easy decision and that the stay-at-home order has been difficult for residents and businesses that need to reopen. However, he noted that the deadly COVID-19 outbreak, which ...
Read More Governor Ige extends statewide stay-at-home order through May 31

Governor David Ige signed a fifth emergency supplementary proclamation that includes an eviction moratorium, statewide beach closures, and requirements to wear masks in public. The eviction moratorium prevents any eviction from a residential dwelling for failure to pay rent. Previously, all eviction proceedings and pending eviction orders were suspended with the closure of the Hawai‘i State ...
Read More Governor Ige orders eviction moratorium due to COVID-19 outbreak

The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) has issued a statement reminding residents that cloth face masks are not a substitute for other measures meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as social distancing (e.g., staying at least 6 feet away from other people), stay-at-home orders, and frequent hand washing. Wearing a cloth face mask ...
Read More DOH reminds Hawaii residents cloth face masks are no substitute for social distancing