COVID-19 News Releases

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/govhawaii/albums Video: https://www.facebook.com/GovernorDavidIge/videos/121475170111285   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed an emergency proclamation related to the State of Hawaiʻi’s COVID-19 response. Beginning Aug. 16, 2021, all State and county employees must provide their vaccination status to their department, office or agency. If they cannot provide proof of vaccination, they will be subject to regular COVID-19 testing. The ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige signs emergency proclamation establishing vaccination and testing policy for State and county employees

For VIDEO click here   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige, together with Department of Health Director Libby Char and Interim Schools Superintendent Keith Hayashi – outlined the state’s plan for getting students back into the classroom safely this week.   “One thing we’ve learned is that in-person learning is, for most students, critical for their ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Gov. Ige, Departments of Health and Education outline plan for safe return to school

For video click here For photos click here For resources click here For the Letter to Legislature, Judiciary click here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today formally notified the Hawai‘i State Legislature and Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald that he will not be issuing any further eviction moratoria once the current moratorium expires on Aug. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE NOTIFIES LEGISLATURE, CHIEF JUSTICE, THAT EVICTION MORATORIUM WILL BE LIFTED AUGUST 6 – STATE URGES RESIDENTS TO SEEK MEDIATION, AVAILABLE ASSISTANCE

HONOLULU – The state is finalizing preparations for the July 8 launch of the State of Hawai‘i’s vaccination exception program for domestic, Hawai‘i-bound travelers vaccinated in the United States or U.S Territories. The program allows these travelers to bypass the state’s quarantine requirement with proof of vaccination. Travelers vaccinated in the U.S. or U.S. Territories ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: State set to launch vaccination exception program for Hawai‘i-bound travelers vaccinated in U.S., Territories

For video click here For photos click here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced that effective July 8, the State of Hawai‘i will eliminate its pre-travel testing/quarantine requirement for domestic travelers to Hawai‘i who have been fully vaccinated in the United States. Travelers to Hawai‘i must upload their CDC issued vaccination record card to the ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: Hawai‘i bound domestic travelers fully vaccinated in U.S., to bypass testing/quarantine starting July 8

For photos, click here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that starting June 21, 2021 travelers from French Polynesia may bypass the State of Hawaiʻi’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner in French Polynesia. The test must be taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: HAWAI’I EXPANDS PRE-TRAVEL TESTING PROGRAM TO FRENCH POLYNESIA

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today set additional vaccination benchmarks for gatherings and restaurants. They are as follows: When the state achieves a 60% vaccination rate: Social gatherings: 25 allowed indoors and 75 allowed outdoors Restaurants: Up to 75% capacity (with maximum groups size of 25 indoors and 75 outdoors) **NOTE: Statewide vaccination goals will ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE SETS ADDITIONAL VACCINATION BENCHMARKS FOR GATHERINGS, RESTAURANTS – ALSO SIGNS NEW PROCLAMATION TERMINATING SOME EMERGENCY PROVISIONS

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced the end of all restrictions for inter-county travel, starting June 15. The decision to terminate testing/quarantine requirements comes as the State of Hawai‘i approaches the 55% vaccination rate. As of today, 52% of Hawai‘i’s residents have been fully vaccinated. The governor also announced that beginning June 15, travelers ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: INTER-COUNTY TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS TO END ON JUNE 15 – GOV. IGE SETS BENCHMARKS FOR EASING DOMESTIC TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

For video click here For photos click here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has issued an amendment to the 19th emergency proclamation lifting the mask mandate for all individuals outdoors, effective immediately. Mask wearing is still highly recommended outdoors, when in large groups. The indoor mask mandate remains unchanged. “The virus is still circulating in ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE LIFTS MASK REQUIREMENT FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, GIVES GREEN LIGHT TO OCEAN SPORTS COMPETITIONS – Honolulu and Kaua’i County orders also approved

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed the 20th proclamation on COVID-19, to allow inter-county travelers vaccinated in the State of Hawai‘i to bypass the pre-travel testing and/or quarantine requirement starting May 11. The state’s Safe Travels platform went online today, allowing travelers to upload their travel information and vaccination data. The 20th proclamation addresses ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE SIGNS 20TH PROCLAMATION ON COVID-19, AUTHORIZING QUARANTINE EXCEPTION FOR INTER-COUNTY TRAVELERS VACCINATED IN HAWAI’I