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“The mayors and I believe that florists are one of the businesses that could operate in a way that protects customers and employees. They and others would be included in ...
Read More Governor extends quarantines, begins next phase for the state

Hawai‘i continues to rank as one of the best-performing states in the country in dealing with COVID-19. That’s according to recent reports and data from Johns Hopkins University, which shows ...
Read More First, the good news: Keep bending the curve, Hawaiʻi

The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) is working as fast as it can, given its antiquated system, to handle the flood of unemployment claims. In February, DLIR received ...
Read More Getting help for the unemployed: the urgency is now

What relief is available for paying my mortgage? Can a landlord evict me if I don’t pay my rent? What are my rights as a landlord? DCCA’s Office of Consumer ...
Read More Worried about rent and mortgage payments?

If you’re struggling to deal with the basic necessities of life, where can you go for help? Here are some links for anyone who is facing the multiple challenges of ...
Read More Quick links to survive in uncertain times

Help from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Securities Act (a.k.a. the CARES Act) includes direct cash payments to Hawai‘i residents, “plus-up” unemployment benefits, small business loans, funds for college ...
Read More How the CARES Act and FEMA can help Hawaiʻi

Stepped up visitor contact checks, statewide enforcement, and sending violators back where they came from are among the latest efforts to ensure people are taking the governor’s COVID-19 quarantine mandate ...
Read More For some, aloha means goodbye

There’s a saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” That could apply to the food service crews at more than 70 public schools who are on the ...
Read More DOE feeds hungry students with Grab-and-Go meals

Helping hands for PPE – For a second time in a month, volunteers from across O‘ahu gathered at the Neal Blaisdell Center (NBC) to help assemble personal protective equipment (PPE) ...
Read More Heartfelt kōkua to keep everyone safe

For Hawai‘i, what does economic recovery in the wake of COVID-19 look like?  Many of the answers will come from a collaboration of public health experts, community stakeholders, economic advisors ...
Read More Creating a roadmap to recovery for Hawaiʻi

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