Archives by Month:

HONOLULU – COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted in the state prisons and jails as well as in the contracted Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, AZ. The latest testing updates received for other correctional facilities are as follows: Kauai Community Correctional Center – One (1) positive staff test result and 14 negative inmate test results. Hawaii ...
Read More PSD News Release: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATE

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed the latest COVID-19 emergency proclamation, setting the stage for the next phase of state and county measures. “While we are moving forward with updated emergency measures, we must remain vigilant. The Omicron variant will likely be detected in the United States,” said Gov. Ige. “Hawaiʻi has a robust ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige signs latest COVID-19 emergency proclamation, confirms Omicron variant not yet detected in Hawaiʻi

HONOLULU — The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) will open offices statewide beginning on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. In-person services from all programs in the department will be available Wednesdays through Fridays. “We will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or testing prior to entry pursuant to Gov. Ige’s Executive Order to ...
Read More DLIR News Release: DLIR REOPENING OFFICES STATEWIDE DECEMBER 1

(HONOLULU) – By day, they hold a wide range of conservation jobs with the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW). By night, or anytime a wildfire breaks out or spreads to State forests, some of the approximately 140 DOFAW employees statewide subject to fire call-out grab their gear and firefighting apparatus and head out. ...
Read More DLNR News Release: UNIQUE HAWAI‘I WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING CREW HELPS PROTECT THREE MILLION ACRES OF FOREST

HONOLULU – According to preliminary visitor statistics released by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), total spending by visitors who came to the islands in October 2021 was $1.12 billion. Prior to the global COVID-19 pandemic and Hawai‘i’s quarantine requirements for travelers, the State of Hawai‘i achieved record-level visitor expenditures and arrivals ...
Read More DBEDT News Release: Visitor Spending for October 2021 Down 15.3 Percent from Pre-Pandemic October 2019

HONOLULU – The nursing staff of the University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Center for AIDS (HICFA) will be recognized with a prestigious Suzanne Richard-Crum Award for 2021 at the annual World AIDS Day ceremony on Wednesday, Dec, 1. The virtual event begins at 6 pm. The HICFA conducts research to evaluate ...
Read More DOH News Release: Nurses of the University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Hawai‘i Center for AIDS to receive recognition at World AIDS Day Ceremony in Hawai‘i

Congratulations, Hawai‘i! We’ve survived another year of COVID-19, managed the Delta surge and vaccinated nearly 71.1% (adjusted on 11/29) of our state’s population. Although we need to stay vigilant, Hawai‘i continues to have one of the lowest COVID-19 infection rates in the nation. We’ve worked hard together to reach this point, with the hope of ...
Read More From the governor: A new phase and climate action

The state Department of Health’s push for free COVID-19 vaccinations continues, especially among children recently approved to receive the Pfizer vaccine. “The priority right now is getting those 5 to 11 years old vaccinated to help further mitigate the spread of COVID in our community and help us get back to where we want to ...
Read More DOH urges vaccinations for keiki and boosters for adults

Effective Nov. 8, international travelers are subject to new federal requirements, with air carriers responsible for screening passengers prior to departure. “International travelers are required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test administered within 72 hours of departure,” said Governor Ige. However, additional travel restrictions have been announced related ...
Read More New international travel, local COVID-19 rule changes