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Governor’s Office: Hawaiʻi Expands Pre-Travel Testing Program to South Korea Gov. David Ige announced today that starting Friday, Feb. 5, travelers from South Korea may bypass mandatory 10-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test and receive a negative result from a trusted testing partner in South Korea. The test must be taken no earlier ...
Read More HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST Jan. 27, 2021

New Modern Dock Replaces Collapsed One    (Honolulu) – For most of the past year, boaters using the busy State Boat Ramp at Maunalua Bay in East O‘ahu have not had the benefit of a loading dock. By Friday, a new $400,000 dock will be completed. This morning a crane lifted the new dock into the water ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: LONG-AWAITED BOAT LOADING DOCK AT MAUNALUA BAY SET TO OPEN THIS WEEK

President Kouchi, Speaker Saiki, members of the Senate and House, and everyone watching remotely, good morning, and aloha. To the President and Speaker, and all of the legislators, thank you for this opportunity, and for your ongoing support.  Since I last addressed you, we opened the state-of-the-art Keahuolū Courthouse in Kona.  At this time, I’d ...
Read More State of the Judiciary Address Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald to the Thirty-First State Legislature Meeting in Joint Session January 27, 2021

State announces four trusted testing partners in Korea HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that starting Friday, Feb. 5, travelers from Korea may bypass the State of Hawaiʻi’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner in Korea. The test must be taken no earlier than 72 hours ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – NEWS RELEASE: Hawaiʻi expands pre-travel testing program to Korea

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mayor Billy Kenoi. He had an enduring love for the people of Hawaii, especially those on his home island.  He was humble and down-to-earth, and spoke passionately about his journey to becoming a lawyer. “Mayor Kenoi was a strong supporter of the construction of our Keahuolu Courthouse ...
Read More HAWAII STATE JUDICIARY NEWS RELEASE: Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald’s Statement on the Passing of Former Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi

Billy Kenoi was an energetic and inspirational leader who had a knack for bringing people together. His death is a huge loss for our community. Dawn and I express our deepest condolences to Billy’s family and loved ones. –Governor David Ige **Gov. Ige will order flags to fly at half-staff in honor of former Mayor ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige’s statement on the death of former Hawai‘i County Mayor Billy Kenoi

Department of Health: https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/ Records Review Reveals 59 Unreported COVID-19 Related Deaths The data cleaning process resulted in a correction from yesterday’s report of 60 historic deaths from COVID-19, which occurred between August and December last year. A comprehensive review of Electronic Death Reporting System records show 49 additional deaths on O‘ahu, seven (7) on ...
Read More HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST Jan. 26, 2021

HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) reminds Hawaii residents of the possibility that their Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) may arrive in the mail by form of prepaid debit card, instead of by paper check or direct deposit. Earlier this month, the U.S. government began issuing approximately ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: Legitimacy of Economic Impact Payment Debit Cards Arriving By Mail