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HONOLULU – Yesterday, 1,633 people arrived in Hawaii. During this same time last year approximately 35,000 passengers arrived in Hawaii daily, including residents and visitors. The state’s mandatory 14-day self-quarantine started on March 26th for all passengers arriving in Hawaii from out of state. This table shows the number of people who arrived by air ...
Read More HTA News Release: Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air, June 29, 2020

HONOLULU – An annual exercise and training for oil spill response is scheduled on Wednesday, July 1 at Kalaeloa Barbers Point. A major part of the activities will include the use of a green-fluorescent tracer dye in the water to simulate an offshore oil release and the spraying of water to mimic a dispersant agent. ...
Read More DOH News Release: Oil spill dispersant exercise on July 1 to strengthen preparedness and response

Department of Health: Seventeen Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported 14 O‘ahu residents, one (1) Kaua‘i resident, and two (2) residents diagnosed out of state are the 17 new cases of COVID-19 reported today by DOH. 15 of the cases are adults and two (2) are pediatric cases. At least eight (8) of the O‘ahu cases are ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, June 26, 2020

Hawai‘i has been called “a rare COVID-19 success story” among states because of how we’ve managed the pandemic. So how do we keep our case counts low as we open for more business and traveler activity? And how do we help local residents and the economy recover as we figure out our “new normal”? Those ...
Read More New travel guidelines as the state moves forward

It’s not often you get to see Governor Ige and Hawai‘i’s four county mayors “zooming” together on Facebook Live, but that’s what has been happening on the governor’s “Community Connection” — a chance for the state’s top leaders to connect virtually and answer questions from the public. From vacation rentals and increasing broadband to their ...
Read More Sign of the times: Governor and four mayors Zoom in

The image of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of George Floyd while he gasped, “I can’t breathe” was horrific enough. But for many — including Governor Ige, the state’s four mayors and others — President Donald Trump’s calls for military action in response to the peaceful protests that followed were “extremely ...
Read More State leaders join in protest of racial injustice

Hawai’i was lucky to have escaped the worst of Hurricane Douglas, but officials are reminding everyone that the busiest part of the hurricane season  — August and September – still lies ahead. Residents are urged to remain vigilant and prepared. With the added concerns of COVID-19, residents are urged to prepare now for the 2020 ...
Read More Prepare now for hurricanes

Friends and family can finally reconnect statewide with the lifting of the 14-day quarantine requirement for interisland travelers June 16. However, the move has come with changes in procedures to keep everyone safe and manage the flow of people. “Traveling interisland will be different, and we’re asking the community for support,” said the governor. “With ...
Read More ‘Ohana reconnect as quarantine lifts on interisland flights

It’s official: Starting Sept. 1, travelers to Hawai‘i can avoid the 14-day quarantine if they get a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a certified lab before departure. The mandatory quarantine would remain in place for anyone who didn’t get a certified negative test result. Traveling Hawai‘i residents could also qualify for quarantine exemption if ...
Read More Pre-travel test option offered for trans-Pacific travel starting Sept. 1

Ninety-three percent (93%) of the valid unemployment insurance claims have been processed and paid out – that’s nearly $1.7B. Still, many people have not received their payments. For those who are still frustrated because they have not received their benefits, here are common reasons for the delays and denials: Persons working full-time and therefore ineligible ...
Read More Questions about unemployment?