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Department of Health: Multiple Clusters Continue Spread of COVID-19 as Death Toll Rises to 38 Community spread of the coronavirus, particularly on O‘ahu, continues to be the primary cause of new infections. Today, of the 202 newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19, 197 are on O‘ahu. Hawai‘i Island and Kaua‘i each had two (2) additional cases, ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, August 12, 2020

HONOLULU – Gov. Ige announced today that the State of Hawaiʻi successfully sold $995 million of general obligation (GO) bonds. Proceeds from the sale will be used to finance capital improvement costs such as the acquisition, construction, and improvement of various public buildings and facilities, elementary and secondary schools, community college and university facilities, public ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige announces bond sale for capital improvement projects

(Honolulu) – Community spread of the coronavirus, particularly on O‘ahu, continues to be the primary cause of new infections. Today, of the 202 newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19, 197 are on O‘ahu. Hawai‘i Island and Kaua‘i each had two (2) additional cases, while Maui reported one (1). There are multiple clusters of infections, including five ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center News Release-Multiple Clusters Continue Spread of COVID-19, August 12, 2020

HONOLULU WOMAN’S POWERFUL STORY OF SURVIVING COVID-19  (Honolulu) – There was a time, in the spring, when Sarah Bolles of Salt Lake thought she was going to die. Diagnosed in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic she credits excellent health care, her faith, and the support of her family for her survival. It was ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center News Release-One Woman’s Story of Surviving COVID-19, August 11, 2020

Department of Health: Three More Deaths Reported and 140 New Cases of COVID-19 DOH is reporting the 12th straight day of triple digit newly diagnosed coronavirus cases, with 140 today. All but two (2) of the new cases are on O‘ahu, with one each on Maui and Kaua‘i. The department also reports the 32nd, 33rd ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, August 10, 2020

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has announced today the appointment of a new director to lead the Dept. of Taxation (DoTax) and the appointment of an acting director to head the Dept. of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR). Dept. of Taxation Gov. David Ige has appointed former State Representative Isaac Choy to serve as the ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige announces cabinet appointments

Governor’s Office Governor and Superintendent Announce O‘ahu Public Schools Will Go Online for First Four Weeks At a news briefing Friday, Gov. David Ige and Supt. Christina Kishimoto announced public schools on O‘ahu would be doing complete distance learning for the first four weeks of the new school year, which starts on Aug. 17. This ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, August 7, 2020

Governor Ige signs emergency proclamation reinstating partial inter-island travel quarantine HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that the inter-island travel quarantine will be reinstated, in part, on Tuesday, Aug. 11. During an afternoon news conference, the governor said that he would reinstate the quarantine for all interisland travelers, although details were still being developed. However, ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — UPDATED NEWS RELEASE WITH LINK TO 11TH EMERGENCY PROC RE: INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL QUARANTINE

DAILY HAWAI‘I COVID-19 CASES EXCEEDS 200 FOR THE FIRST TIME  Death Toll Rises to 31 After Passing of Two O‘Ahu Men  (Honolulu) – All but one (1) of the 201 newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases, reported by the Dept. of Health (DOH) today, is from O‘ahu. Maui has a single new case. Health Director Bruce Anderson ...
Read More : Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center News Release-Daily Case Count Exceeds 200 & Death Toll Rises to 31, August 7, 2020

(Honolulu) – With COVID-19 infections seeing large spikes on O‘ahu, some of Hawai‘i’s best- known musicians and artists are sharing “mask wearing” messages, particularly with younger audiences who may be disinclined to consistently adhere to safe practices. Produced by the Hawai‘i Department of Defense, the public service announcements feature the ladies of the Hawaiian musical ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center News Release-Celebrities Share Safety Messages, August 7, 2020

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