COVID-19 News Releases

Order for Self-Quarantine Dept. of Health Traveler Info re COVID-19  HONOLULU – Gov. David Y. Ige issued a second supplemental emergency proclamation ordering all individuals, both residents and visitors, arriving or returning to the State of Hawaiʻi to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. The mandate — the first such action in the nation — applies to ...
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Links to video clips: Gov. Ige: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81Gh0WmfvtI&feature=youtu.be Dir. Murakami Ruder Program: https://youtu.be/dnDyn_v1T8A Dir. Murakami Unemployment Office: https://youtu.be/dn8QUUj3uAU Dist. Dir. Sawyer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWofEVcptKs&feature=youtu.be   HONOLULU – Gov. David Y. Ige; Scott Murakami, Director, State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR); and Jane Sawyer, District Director, Small Business Administration (SBA); , announced today several measures to address ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Y. Ige announced today state actions to slow the spread of COVID-19. “The actions I’m announcing today may seem extreme to some of you, and we know that it will have negative effects to our economy. But we are confident that taking aggressive actions now will allow us to have a ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT:           News Conference re: 15 Days to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 WHO:             Governor David Ige WHEN:          Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 3 p.m. WHERE:         State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at facebook.com/governordavidige   ### Media Contacts: Cindy McMillan Communications Director Office of ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Y. Ige signed today a supplemental emergency proclamation adding provisions to protect the health and safety of the people of Hawaiʻi as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. “Across the globe and here in Hawaiʻi, we’re seeing disruptions to every aspect of our lives. As more cases are confirmed, events cancelled, and social ...
Read More Governor Ige issues supplemental emergency proclamation to fight COVID-19

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today issued an emergency proclamation that allows the state to work quickly and efficiently to prevent, contain and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, and to provide disaster relief if necessary. There are no reported cases of COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi. The governor is taking this action to ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Gov. Ige issues emergency proclamation for COVID-19

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Lt. Gov. Josh Green as the administration’s liaison between the state and healthcare community as it pertains to COVID-19 preparedness and response, effective immediately. Currently, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i — however, the virus is spreading internationally, and suspected community spread in the continental United ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Gov. Ige designates Lt. Gov. Green as administration’s COVID-19 healthcare liaison