COVID-19 News Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed the 8th supplemental emergency proclamation, extending the 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving in the State of Hawai‘i, as well as for inter-island travelers through June 30. The governor also extended through June 30 the eviction moratorium that prevents evictions from residential dwellings for failure to pay rent. In ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — NEWS RELEASE — Governor Ige outlines re-opening, recovery plan – extends 14-day quarantine for travelers to Hawaii, inter-island travelers

HONOLULU —  The Hawai‘i Air National Guard and 15th Wing Active Duty Airmen from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam will perform a flyover throughout the Hawaiian Islands on Thursday, May 14, 2020, beginning at approximately 11:20 a.m. The flyovers will aim to fly above most of Hawaii’s large hospitals and major metropolitan areas in a salute ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release – Team Hickam salutes Hawaii’s first responders, health care facilities with statewide flyover

HONOLULU – Gov. Ige today signed a 7th Supplementary Emergency Proclamation that authorizes the first group of businesses to re-open since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the temporary closure of non-essential businesses across the state on Mar. 25. The latest proclamation also allows residents to leave their homes to patronize certain businesses and activities under the new “Safer-at-Home” order. ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige gives first round of businesses greenlight to re-open

April 29, 2020 “I’m pleased the Navy has agreed to postpone the RIMPAC 2020 exercise and will conduct the at-sea-portion this year to help keep Hawaiʻi safe as we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m working closely with Adm. Davidson to monitor the situation. If conditions change later this summer, we will reassess ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Statement by Gov. Ige re: Rim of the Pacific 2020

Governor Ige extends stay-at-home order across the state through May 31 Mandatory 14-day quarantine for travelers, eviction moratorium also continue HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a 6th supplementary emergency proclamation extending the stay-at-home order across the state through May 31. “This was not an easy decision. I know this has been difficult for everyone. ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release: Gov. Ige extends stay-at-home order across the state through May 31

Governor Ige orders eviction moratorium Enhanced social distancing also required HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a fifth emergency supplementary proclamation that includes an eviction moratorium — which prevents any eviction from a residential dwelling for failure to pay rent. Previously, all eviction proceedings and pending eviction orders were suspended with the closure of the ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release – Governor Ige orders eviction moratorium

HONOLULU — Gov. David Y. Ige, joined by Senate President Ron Kouchi and House Speaker Scott Saiki, issued a proclamation today announcing the appointment of veteran business executive and community leader Alan M. Oshima to lead Hawaiʻi’s efforts to develop and implement a plan for economic and community stabilization, recovery and resiliency. “The health and ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Governor Ige appoints Alan M. Oshima to lead Hawaii’s economic and community recovery, resiliency efforts

Today, our community received the tragic news of the passing of a second Hawai‘i resident from the COVID-19 virus. Dawn and I express our deepest condolences to the victim’s family and friends. As we come together with expressions of sympathy and support – we must also remember to help each other, to protect your health ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – Statement on Hawaii’s second COVID-19 death

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed a fourth supplementary proclamation that requires all residents and visitors traveling between any of the islands in the State of Hawai‘i to self-quarantine for 14 days.   The quarantine mandate takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wed., Apr. 1.   All who travel inter-island will be required to ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige issues emergency order requiring self-quarantine for inter-island travelers

Governor Ige issues statewide order to stay at home, work from home to fight COVID-19 State tax deadlines also extended – For video click here For photos click here   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a third supplementary proclamation Monday, ordering the entire state to stay at home and work from home starting at ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige issues statewide order to stay at home, work from home to fight COVID-19