COVID-19 News Releases

MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT:                     News Conference – International Travel/Safe Travels Hawaiʻi                 WHEN:                      Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. WHO:                       Governor David Ige with: Maj. Gen. Kenneth S. Hara Sherilyn Kajiwara, administrator, Safe Travels Hawaiʻi DETAILS:                  Media questions will be taken through ZOOM, on audio only.  Please RSVP to [email protected] and include ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced the State of Hawaiʻi is safely open to vaccinated residents and visitors who are traveling domestically and between islands for business or pleasure, starting Nov. 1. The governor made the announcement in Kona today, at the opening of the permanent Federal Inspection Services (FIS) facility at the Ellison ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige gives the greenlight to non-essential travel for fully vaccinated residents and visitors

For PHOTOS click here For VIDEO click here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued the latest Emergency Proclamation Related to the State’s COVID-19 DELTA Response, keeping in place the Safe Travels program and statewide mask mandates. There are also no changes to the EP provision which allows for the extension of expirations for driver’s licenses ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige’s latest emergency proclamation extends driver’s license expirations, clarifies who pays for employee COVID testing

HONOLULU – The Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD) has released updated vaccination rates for the State of Hawaiʻi’s executive branch employees. As of September 13, 2021: 88.8% of the state’s executive branch employees are vaccinated for COVID-19 2.6% are partially vaccinated 8.6 percent are NOT vaccinated. The departments with the highest fully vaccinated rates ...
Read More Office of the Governor: Nearly 90 percent of State employees are vaccinated

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed an executive order that requires contractors and visitors at state facilities and on state property to provide their vaccination or testing status prior to entry. The Order takes effect on Sept. 13, 2021. Executive Order 21-07 (Access to State Property) says, “… ensuring the safety of the government ...
Read More Office of the Governor: Gov. Ige issues executive order requiring contractors, visitors to provide vaccination/testing status to enter state facilities

For video click here For photos click here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and Doug Murdock, chief information officer, Office of Enterprise Technology Services today unveiled the state’s Hawaiʻi SMART Health Card. The card will enable individuals who received their COVID-19 vaccinations in Hawaiʻi to create a state-issued digital Hawaiʻi SMART Health Card that may ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: State launches Hawai’i SMART Health Card for digital vaccination verification

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is reaching out to residents across the State of Hawaiʻi to urge responsible behavior more than ever before over the upcoming three-day Labor Day weekend. State employees and business leaders received email messages from the governor asking that they do their individual and collective part to stop the spread of ...
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HONOLULU – The Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD) has released state employee vaccination numbers and found that as of Aug. 16, 87.6% of the state’s approximately 14,000 employees are fully vaccinated. (Note: This does not include Department of Education and University of Hawaiʻi employees). In addition, 4.8% of state employees are partially vaccinated and ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: State sees 87.6% fully vaccinated rate, 98.6% compliance rate among employees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2021 **NOTE: A signed copy of Executive Order 21-05 will be posted on Governor Ige’s website shortly.** For video of the news conference click here For photos of the news conference click here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed Executive Order 21-05 setting statewide limits for social gatherings, restaurants, ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER LIMITING GATHERING SIZES STATEWIDE

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has received guidance from the Centers for Disease Control that the Eviction Order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 currently applies to almost the entire State of Hawaiʻi. The counties of Hawaiʻi, Maui, Kauaʻi and the City and County of ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: CDC EVICTION ORDER APPLIES TO ALL MAJOR HAWAI’I COUNTIES