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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed Hawai‘i County’s Emergency Rule No. 7, submitted by Hawai‘i County Mayor Harry Kim, allowing certain county parks and recreational facilities to re-open, with modifications. The following rules must be followed: Social distancing requirements contained in Gov. Ige’s eighth supplementary emergency proclamation No gatherings of more than 10 people ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige approves Hawaii County’s proposal to open certain parks, recreational facilities

(Anahola, Kauaʻi) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), through its contractor Goodfellow Bros. LLC, will begin the first phase in the construction of remediation improvements to DHHL managed reservoirs in Anahola, Kauaʻi on June 1. The Department has four reservoirs in Anahola that are regulated under the Hawaiʻi Dam and Reservoir Safety Act ...
Read More DHHL News Release: Remediation Improvements to Begin on Anahola Reservoirs

(Līhuʻe) – Opportunities to hunt for feral pig and feral goats in the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park is opening. The areas open to animal control will be between the Ho’olulu (4-mile valley) to Kalalau Valley (11 miles), portions of Hunting Unit G. The animal control is necessary for watershed protection purposes. Permits will be ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Goat & Pig Hunting Opportunity In The Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park, May 29, 2020

HONOLULU — According to a statewide survey recently commissioned by the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH), the majority of Hawai‘i residents—93 percent—consider COVID-19 to be a “very serious” or “somewhat serious” health concern, and three quarters (75 percent) believe it poses a real danger or threat to themselves or others living in their household. However, ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: DOH survey shows that most Hawai‘i residents recognize COVID-19 as a serious concern and adhere to social distancing guidelines

“Act with care” is the new watchword for Hawai‘i’s current phase — reopening the “kamaʻāina economy.” This phase depends on venues taking steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and Hawai‘i’s people “acting with care” to protect themselves and others by wearing face coverings and maintaining physical distancing. Now, more than ever, our safety depends ...
Read More From the governor: Reopening the ‘kama’aina economy’

In color-coded detail, Governor Ige unveiled a phased, long-term strategy for jumpstarting Hawai‘i’s economy while urging everyone to continue to protect each other. The “Beyond Recovery: Reopening Hawai‘i” plan continues the reopening of the “kamaʻāina economy” in June, starting with medium-risk, followed by high-risk businesses. The list includes hair salons, restaurants for dining-in, gyms, places ...
Read More ‘Beyond Recovery’: A careful, phased approach

Farmers on six islands across the state sent heartfelt messages when they received word they were approved for emergency funds from the state Department of Agriculture (HDOA). A total of $470,000 through 202 grants from the Emergency Farmer Relief Program provided a lifeline for struggling farmers hit hard by COVID-19. HDOA chairperson Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser, the ...
Read More Local farmers grateful for HDOA, community support

How do we stay safe in a COVID-19 world as we restart our economy?  That’s the question everyone is asking as we try to figure out our “new normal.” To get some answers, Capitol Connection talked with state epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park and Dr. Edward Desmond, head of the Hawai‘i State Laboratories Division. Their answers ...
Read More A strategy to stay safe as we move to reopen Hawai’i

Testing. Contact tracing. Isolation. Sentinel surveillance. How do they all work together to control the spread of COVID-19? “They’re all tools in a toolbox — part of the bigger effort to protect the community,” said Dr. Sarah Park. The state’s comprehensive approach — together with the community’s own precautions — is keeping the case count ...
Read More A comprehensive public health plan

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