COVID-19 News Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today all travelers arriving in Hawai‘i from out-of-state will be required to get a valid COVID-19 test prior to their arrival, and to show proof of a negative test result, to avoid the 14-day quarantine. The pre-travel testing program begins Aug. 1. Out-of-state travelers arriving in Hawai‘i must get ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release — State to launch COVID-19 pre-travel testing program for out-of-state travelers August 1

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has approved Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s proposal to allow singing and/or playing of wind instruments at indoor and outdoor restaurants/bars, with some restrictions. Performers who sing or play wind instruments must keep a distance of at least 10 feet from other people. Performers who sing or play wind instruments need not wear ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige approves City & County of Honolulu’s request for singers, musicians to perform at restaurants, bars

June 19, 2020 Statement: Today’s spike in positive cases was anticipated as we began the process to re-open our community. It is still manageable, but it serves as a reminder that we must continue to be vigilant in the battle against COVID-19, especially because of the potential harm that the virus can cause to our ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Statement — Governor Ige’s statement on state Department of Health COVID-19 case numbers

Governor Ige extends COVID-19 emergency period through July, lifts inter-island quarantine next week HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed a ninth supplementary emergency proclamation that extends the COVID-19 emergency period through July 31. The emergency proclamation lifts the quarantine requirement for inter-island travelers effective 12:01 a.m. on June 16, 2020. However, it also leaves in place ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige extends COVID-19 emergency period through July, lifts inter-island quarantine next week

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today approved a request from Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami to safely re-open more businesses, operations or activities under guidelines that will ensure the health, safety and welfare of the people of Kauaʻi county, effective June 16, 2020. The mayor’s Emergency Rules #12 specifies conditions under which the following may open: ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige approves Mayor Kawakami’s Emergency Rules #12

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced that the state will be lifting the 14-day quarantine requirement for inter-island travelers, effective June 16. The state Department of Transportation will require thermal screening at the airport for everyone traveling inter-island. HDOT will also require travelers to fill out a new form that will now also ask ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige lifting quarantine requirement for inter-island travel on June 16

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed Hawai‘i County’s Emergency Rule No. 7, submitted by Hawai‘i County Mayor Harry Kim, allowing certain county parks and recreational facilities to re-open, with modifications. The following rules must be followed: Social distancing requirements contained in Gov. Ige’s eighth supplementary emergency proclamation No gatherings of more than 10 people ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige approves Hawaii County’s proposal to open certain parks, recreational facilities

Governor Ige approves emergency rules for counties of Hawaiʻi and Kauaʻi May 28, 2020 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today approved requests from Mayor Harry Kim and Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami to safely re-open more businesses and operations under guidelines that will ensure the health, safety and welfare of the people in Hawaiʻi and Kauaʻi ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release — Governor Ige approves emergency rules for counties of Hawaii and Kauai

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today approved Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s proposal to safely re-open more businesses and operations on O‘ahu, under guidelines that will ensure the safety of employees and customers. Mayor Caldwell’s proposal includes the Friday, May 29th resumption of operations with modifications for “personal service providers” including: Barbers Hairdressers Nail technicians Tattoo artists ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige approves requests to safety re-open more businesses across the state

May 26, 2020 Every business in Hawai‘i has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including Young Brothers. The company is part of the state’s critical infrastructure that keeps goods moving to and between the islands. We will be considering the request as part of the recovery and resiliency efforts underway. –Governor David Y. Ige ### ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Statement on Young Brothers’ request for financial assistance