COVID-19 News Releases

Department of Health: Four Additional Deaths and 265 New Cases Today Three (3) O‘ahu residents and one (1) Maui resident are the latest to die from coronavirus. On O‘ahu, two men, both with underlying medical conditions and both of whom had been hospitalized, passed. One was 70 to 79 years-old and the other was older ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, August 28, 2020

Department of Health: Four Additional Deaths Reported and 306 New COVID-19 Cases Three O‘ahu women and one (1) O‘ahu man, all who had been hospitalized with underlying medical conditions raise the coronavirus death toll in Hawai‘i to 55. Two of the women are in the 70 to 79-year-old age group and the other woman and ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, August 27, 2020

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has approved Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Emergency Order No. 2020-25, requiring individuals on Oʻahu to stay at home and work from home for two weeks. Exceptions include certain essential activities, and work that provides essential business and government services, or performs essential public infrastructure construction, including housing. For a list of essential businesses ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige approves Mayor Caldwell’s Stay at Home Order

(Honolulu) – The City and County of Honolulu’s “stay-at-home, work-at-home” order announced yesterday by Mayor Kirk Caldwell allows private educational institutions to operate as essential functions, as long as they (1) comply with Social Distancing Requirements to the extent applicable and reasonably possible; (2) comply with the face covering requirements; and (3) implement distance learning ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center News Release-Educational Institutions are Essential, August 26, 2020

Governor Ige signs emergency proclamation reinstating partial inter-island travel quarantine HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that the inter-island travel quarantine will be reinstated, in part, on Tuesday, Aug. 11. During an afternoon news conference, the governor said that he would reinstate the quarantine for all interisland travelers, although details were still being developed. However, ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — UPDATED NEWS RELEASE WITH LINK TO 11TH EMERGENCY PROC RE: INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL QUARANTINE

July 30, 2020 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today notified the House and Senate that he will be making some modifications to SB126 with eight line-item vetoes. The primary concern is the federal government is requiring that all CARES funds must be expended by the end of the year. The state is waiting for the U.S. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor making modifications to budget, coronavirus relief bill with line-item vetoes

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed the 10th emergency proclamation, which keeps the mandatory 14-day quarantine in effect for travelers entering the State of Hawai‘i. Under the proclamation, travelers arriving in Hawai‘i will continue to undergo a mandatory screening process at the airport. The period of self-quarantine continues to begin at the time of arrival through 14 days ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige signs emergency proclamation, extending 14-day quarantine for travelers entering State of Hawaii

Link to news conference video  HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced he will delay the launch of the pre-travel testing program for incoming travelers to Hawai‘i. The program is now scheduled to begin on Sept. 1. This means all travelers entering the State of Hawai‘i will be subject to the mandatory 14-day quarantine until ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige announces pre-travel testing program for Hawaii arrivals delayed until September 1

“The mayors and I have had productive meetings this week about the pre-travel testing program. We are assessing the current situation in Hawaiʻi and on the mainland, and we’ll make an announcement when we are satisfied that the plans will protect the health and safety of our residents and guests.” — David Y. Ige ### ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Gov. Ige’s statement about ongoing COVID-19 planning with mayors

Statement:   “The mayors and I met yesterday and are meeting again today to assess the current situation and discuss what it might mean for the state, including the planned pre-travel testing program. We are getting input from community leaders as we carefully consider the health and safety of our residents and the financial health ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Gov. Ige statement on COVID-19 planning with mayors