COVID-19 News Releases

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is asking its District Health Offices on the neighbor islands to expand vaccine eligibility as needed to ensure all available vaccination slots are filled. Every island has its own unique characteristics including population, population density, healthcare resources and enthusiasm for COVID-19 vaccine. With more vaccine coming into ...
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HONOLULU — With the increasing number of students projected to return to in-person learning during the fourth quarter, the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) has worked in partnership with the state Department of Health (DOH) to ensure our health and safety protocols are consistent with the latest DOH guidance for schools. “Face-to-face learning is ...
Read More HIDOE News Release: HIDOE to implement revised health and safety protocols aligned to latest DOH guidance for schools

Department of Health: https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/ Daily and Weekly Preliminary Vaccine Administration Updates The charts below will be included in the Daily News Digest, Monday-Friday. 42 New COVID-19 Cases Reported DOH reports 42 new cases of coronavirus today, with 16 cases on O‘ahu, 18 on Maui, 7 on Hawai‘i Island, and one (1) diagnosed out-of-state. This report ...
Read More HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST March 9, 2021

HONOLULU – The Department of Health State Laboratories Division (SLD) has detected a new variant of concern. This new strain has the technical name B.1.351 and is sometimes referred to as the South African variant. It was found in an O‘ahu resident with no travel history. “This is concerning because B.1.351 has a mutation that ...
Read More DOH News Release: Highly transmissible variant detected in Hawai‘i

Office of the Governor: Governor approves Kaua‘i’s re-entry into Safe Travels for Trans-Pacific travelers Gov. David Ige has approved Kaua‘i Mayor Derek Kawakami’s request to rejoin the Safe Travels pre-travel testing program for Trans-Pacific travel, effective April 5, 2021. Existing rules for travel to Kaua‘i remain in place until that date. Gov. Ige said, “This ...
Read More HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST March 5, 2021

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) administered hundreds of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccines to Department of Education (DOE) employees at clinic in Kaneohe today. “It is gratifying to see that so many people recognize the benefits this new vaccine offers,” said State Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char. “The Johnson & Johnson vaccine ...
Read More DOH News Release: First Johnson & Johnson vaccines administered

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has approved Kaua‘i Mayor Derek Kawakami’s request to rejoin the Safe Travels pre-travel testing program for Trans-Pacific travel, effective April 5, 2021. Existing rules for travel to Kaua‘i remain in place until that date. “This emergency rule will simplify travel to Hawai‘i by including Kaua‘i in the existing Safe Travels program. ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige approves Kaua‘i’s re-entry into Safe Travels for Trans-Pacific travelers beginning April 5

Department of Health: https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/ Daily and Weekly Preliminary Vaccine Administration Updates The charts below will be included in the Daily News Digest, Monday-Friday. Vaccinations for People 70+ Begin Next Monday Beginning Monday, March 8 the state is expanding the pool of those eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations. “We are excited to be ahead of schedule and pleased that ...
Read More HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST March 4, 2021

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health announces the state is expanding the pool of those eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations by offering vaccinations to people age 70 and older beginning Monday, March 8. “We are excited to be ahead of schedule and pleased that we can now provide another layer of protection to this vulnerable ...
Read More DOH News Release: Vaccinations for those 70 and older begin Monday, March 8

Department of Health: https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/ Weekly COVID-19 Cluster Report attached Daily and Weekly Preliminary Vaccine Administration Updates The charts below will be included in the Daily News Digest, Monday-Friday. 20 New COVID-19 Cases and Two Additional Deaths DOH reports 20 new cases of coronavirus. This is the lowest statewide case count since late July 2020. There ...
Read More HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST March 3, 2021