COVID-19 News Releases

Department of Health: Three Deaths and 112 New Cases Reported Today  Three (3) O‘ahu residents increase Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death count to 127 people. All three people had underlying health conditions, and all had been in the hospital. One was a man in the 60-69-year-old age group. Two women also passed away; one in the 50-59-year ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, Sept. 25, 2020

Governor’s Office: COVID-19 Emergency Period Extended & Pre-Travel Testing Program Authorized Late yesterday, Gov. David Ige signed a 13th supplementary emergency proclamation that extends the COVID-19 emergency period through Oct. 31. The emergency proclamation leaves in place the 14-day mandatory quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers. However, beginning Oct. 15, a pre-travel testing option will allow ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, Sept. 24, 2020

Department of Health: Two Deaths and 168 New Cases Reported Today  Two (2) O‘ahu residents increase Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death count to 122 people. A man, 80-years-old or older, passed away while hospitalized. Both he and a woman in the 70 to 79-year old age group had underlying health conditions. She passed away at home. DOH ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, Sept. 23, 2020

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed a 13th supplementary emergency proclamation that extends the COVID-19 emergency period through Oct. 31. The emergency proclamation leaves in place the 14-day mandatory quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers. However, beginning Oct. 15, a pre-travel testing option will allow travelers an alternative to the mandatory 14-day quarantine. “Our response to ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige extends COVID-19 emergency period through October and authorizes pre-travel testing program

Governor’s Office: Governor Ige Gives Verbal Approval to City & County of Honolulu Recovery Framework Governor Ige is expected to sign off on the latest COVID-19 emergency order from the City & County of Honolulu, aimed at reducing virus spread and to put O‘ahu on the path to economic recovery. The new order establishes criteria ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, Sept. 22, 2020

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Joint Information Center: Two of Three Reports Released On COVID-19 Cluster & Deaths at State Veterans Home Two reports detailing in-depth assessments of conditions and protocols at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home (YOSVH) in Hilo, have been developed. The assessments were conducted separately by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, Sept. 21, 2020

(Honolulu) – Two reports detailing in-depth assessments of conditions and protocols at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home (YOSVH) in Hilo, have been developed. The assessments were conducted separately by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA). The VA and HI-EMA assessment reports are attached with this release. ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center News Release-Two of Three Reports Released on Cluster & Deaths at State Veterans Home, Sept. 21, 2020

Joint Information Center: COVID-19 Quarantine Exemption Requests Go Digital Beginning Saturday In an effort to make the quarantine exemption process easier and more efficient, the State Office of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS), developed a new web-based form which goes live on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Previously those seeking exemptions, such as critical medical or infrastructure ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, Sept. 18, 2020

COVID-19 QUARANTINE EXEMPTION REQUESTS GO DIGITAL Online Submissions Available Starting Tomorrow  (Honolulu) – In an effort to make the quarantine exemption process easier and more efficient,  the State Office of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS), developed a new web-based form which goes live on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 Previously those seeking exemptions, such as critical medical ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center News Release – COVID-19 Quarantine Exemption Requests Go Digital, Sept. 18, 2020

(Honolulu) –Twelve deaths among residents of the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo have been confirmed and added to the state’s reported COVID-19 related deaths today. These deaths include 11 men and one (1) woman, all in the 70 to 80-year-old age group and with underlying health conditions. Ten of the residents passed away ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center News Release-12 Additional Deaths at Hawaii VA Facility, Assessment Reports Nearing Completion, Sept. 18, 2020

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