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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 27, 2020Posted on October 27, 2020 in COVID-19

Governor’s Office: Hawai‘i Expands Pre-Travel Testing Program to Japan Gov. David Ige made the announcement at a news briefing this afternoon that Japan is being added to Hawai‘i’s pre-travel testing program. Starting Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, travelers from Japan may bypass the State of Hawaiʻi’s mandatory 14-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 27, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 26, 2020Posted on October 26, 2020 in COVID-19

Governor’s Office: Governor Signs Stay-At-Home Order for Lāna‘i As Lāna‘i continues to see a spike in COVID-19 cases, the island is being put under a stay-at-home order starting Tuesday to mitigate the spread of the virus. The order was signed by Gov. David Ige this morning. It goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Maui Mayor […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 26, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 23, 2020Posted on October 23, 2020 in COVID-19

Department of Health: Three (3) COVID-19 Deaths Reported Three (3) COVID-19 deaths were reported today by DOH. All three (3) were on O‘ahu. Two (2) deaths involved men, 80+ years old, who were hospitalized with underlying medical conditions. The third death was a woman, 80+ years old, who was also hospitalized with underlying medical conditions. […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 23, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 22, 2020Posted on October 22, 2020 in COVID-19

Governor’s Office: State, City Leaders Responding to COVID-19 Cases on Lāna‘i  In a news briefing today, Gov. David Ige addressed the recent COVID-19 cases on Lāna‘i. Gov. Ige said, “We are working with Maui County Mayor Mike Victorino, Sen. English and Rep. DeCoite to aggressively respond. Department of Health (DOH) is sending a testing team […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 22, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 21, 2020Posted on October 21, 2020 in COVID-19

Governor’s Office: State Adds Partner to Trusted Testing Partners List for Inter-County Travel  The State of Hawai‘i has added Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS) to the list of eight other trusted testing partners for inter-county travel. Inter-county passengers arriving in Kauaʻi and Maui counties may bypass the mandatory 14-day quarantine if they take an FDA-authorized Nucleic […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 21, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 20, 2020Posted on October 20, 2020 in COVID-19

Governor’s Office: Pivot Grant Program Launching to Help Small Businesses During Pandemic  Help is on the way for thousands of small Hawai‘i businesses. At a news briefing today, Gov. David Ige announced that the State of Hawai‘i is partnering with the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii to launch the Hawai‘i Business Pivot Grant program. The program […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 20, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 19, 2020Posted on October 19, 2020 in COVID-19

Governor’s Office: Government, Private-Sector Partnership Double Food Bucks to Help Hawai‘i Families, Local Agriculture The State of Hawai‘i is matching a donation of half a million dollars from a hui of private-sector organizations towards the DA BUX Double Up Food Bucks program. DA BUX doubles the value of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits spent on locally grown […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 19, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 16, 2020Posted on October 16, 2020 in COVID-19

Department of Health: One (1) COVID-19 Death Reported One additional COVID-19 death was reported today by DOH. It involved a woman from O‘ahu over the age of 80, who had an underlying condition and was hospitalized at the time of her death. DOH also reported 89 new COVID-19 cases today. Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 16, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 15, 2020Posted on October 15, 2020 in COVID-19

Governor’s Office: Safe Travels Program Officially Launches The Safe Travels Hawai‘i program has officially launched. The first trans-pacific flight arrived mid-day today. Under the Safe Travels Hawai‘i program, travelers now have the option of taking a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a trusted testing partner, and if given a negative result for COVID-19, allowed to bypass […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 15, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 14, 2020Posted on October 14, 2020 in COVID-19

Governor’s Office: DOH Approves Japan’s Testing Procedure for Pre-Travel Testing Program DOH has approved the COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) authorized by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare. Proof of a negative test result from trusted testing partners in Japan will allow travelers from that country to bypass the 14-day quarantine upon arrival […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 14, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 13, 2020Posted on October 13, 2020 in COVID-19

Governor’s Office: Governor Announces Additional Details on Pre-Travel Testing Program  Governor Ige held a news briefing today to discuss additional details of the pre-travel testing program, which is set to launch Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. All counties will be participating in the pre-travel testing program, which allows travelers to bypass the mandatory 14-day quarantine, though […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 13, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 12, 2020Posted on October 12, 2020 in COVID-19

Office of the Governor: Free Meal Program Extended for Students at 203 Hawai‘i Dept. of Education Schools Hawai‘i DOE’s free Grab-and-Go meal program is being extended for students at 203 schools from today through Dec. 18, 2020. The announcement comes after the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture announced it would extend funding for its Summer Food […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 12, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 9, 2020Posted on October 9, 2020 in COVID-19

Department of Health: Two Deaths and 155 Additional Coronavirus Cases Reported Today  Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 166 today with the deaths of two O‘ahu residents. One was a man 50-59 years old with underlying conditions who had been in the hospital. A woman, 80+ years-old also had underlying conditions and had been hospitalized […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 9, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 8, 2020Posted on October 8, 2020 in COVID-19

Department of Health: One Death and 101 Additional Coronavirus Cases Reported Today  Another death has been reported today, raising Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll to 164. The latest case involved a woman, between 50-59 years old who had underlying conditions and was hospitalized at the time of her death. Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 8, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 7, 2020Posted on October 7, 2020 in COVID-19

Governor’s Office: Pre-travel Testing Program Begins Oct. 15 Hawaiʻi’s pre-travel testing program requires passengers five and older to take a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified laboratory within 72 hours from the final leg of departure and produce a negative result in order to avoid the state’s 14-day […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 7, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 6, 2020Posted on October 6, 2020 in COVID-19

Department of Health: Three Deaths and 83 Additional Coronavirus Cases Reported Today  The deaths of three (3) women from O‘ahu, raise Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll to 160. All three women had underlying conditions. Two were 80+ years-old and both died at home. The third woman was 60-69 yrs. of age and died in the hospital.  […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 6, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 5, 2020Posted on October 5, 2020 in COVID-19

Department of Health: One Death and 52 Additional Coronavirus Cases Reported Today A woman from O‘ahu, who was older than 80-years-old is reported as the 157th death in Hawai‘i since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. She had underlying conditions and had been in the hospital. DOH is reporting 52 new active cases today. Hawai‘i […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 5, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 2, 2020Posted on October 2, 2020 in COVID-19

Department of Health: ​Three Additional Deaths and 87 New COVID-19 Cases Today Three (3) more O‘ahu residents have passed away due to coronavirus. One man, who was 80 or older and had underlying conditions passed away in the hospital. Two women, both in the 60 to 69-year-old age group and with underlying conditions, had been […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 2, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 1, 2020Posted on October 1, 2020 in COVID-19

Department of Health: Three Additional Deaths and 108 New COVID-19 Cases Today Three (3) more O‘ahu residents have passed away due to coronavirus. Two men, both with underlying conditions passed away in the hospital. One was 70 to 79-years old and the other was 60 to 69-years old. A woman, in the 80 to 89-year-old […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest October 1, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest September 30, 2020Posted on September 30, 2020 in COVID-19

Office of the Governor: Every Penny in CARES Act Funding to be Spent 100% of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding Hawai‘i received from the federal government will be spent. That was one of the announcements from Governor David Ige at a news briefing this afternoon. In April, the State of […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest September 30, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest September 29, 2020Posted on September 29, 2020 in COVID-19

Department of Health: Two Additional Deaths and 87 New COVID-19 Cases Today Two (2) more O‘ahu residents have passed away due to coronavirus. One is a man, in the 70 to 79-year-old age group, who had underlying conditions and had been in the hospital. The other death is a woman, in the 50 to 59-year-old […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest September 29, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest September 28, 2020Posted on September 28, 2020 in COVID-19

Department of Health: 90 New COVID-19 Cases Today – All on O‘ahu All 90 new cases of coronavirus reported by DOH today are on the island of O‘ahu. It’s been several months since case counts were zero for all Neighbor Islands. No additional deaths were reported. Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, Sept. 28, […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest September 28, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest September 25, 2020Posted on September 25, 2020 in COVID-19

Department of Health: Three Deaths and 112 New Cases Reported Today Three (3) O‘ahu residents increase Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death count to 127 people. All three people had underlying health conditions, and all had been in the hospital. One was a man in the 60-69-year-old age group. Two women also passed away; one in the 50-59-year-old […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest September 25, 2020 Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest September 24, 2020Posted on September 24, 2020 in COVID-19

Governor’s Office: COVID-19 Emergency Period Extended & Pre-Travel Testing Program Authorized Late yesterday, Gov. David Ige signed a 13th supplementary emergency proclamation that extends the COVID-19 emergency period through Oct. 31. The emergency proclamation leaves in place the 14-day mandatory quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers. However, beginning Oct. 15, a pre-travel testing option will allow […]

Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest September 24, 2020

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