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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 ...
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First Bottles Delivered to Homeless Shelter HONOLULU – On Saturday, March 29, a 55-gallon barrel of hand sanitizer rolled from the vat room of a distillery in Kunia, to staff and volunteers waiting next door in the tasting room. This is the result of Gov. David Ige and the co-founders of KoHana Hawaiian Agricole Rum ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER: CRAFT RUM DISTILLERY PRODUCING HAND SANITIZER DURING PANDEMIC

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is warning everyone about the hazards and dangers of using non-approved drugs for COVID-19. Antimalarial drugs have been recently reported as possible treatments against COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. While hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine prescription medications have been used for treatment of malaria and certain ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: DOH warns of potential adverse effects of using antimalaria drugs for COVID-19

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued a 13th supplementary proclamation which extends the emergency relief period for the 2018 Kaua‘i floods. The proclamation serves to extend authority to spend state funds as appropriated to protect the health, safety and welfare of Kaua‘i residents and visitors. The proclamation supports the state’s efforts to provide quick and ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release – Governor extends emergency relief period for Kauai floods

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is waiving routine TB clearance requirements for selected groups to support COVID-19 mitigation efforts. The suspension will remain in effect through May 31, 2020. The suspension will support social distancing in the community to protect the public, especially vulnerable seniors and individuals with medical conditions that could increase their ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: DOH Waives Routine TB Clearance Requirements for Selected Groups to Support COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts

View the release online here.   School facilities closed to students through April 30 with the exception of grab-and-go meal sites The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) announced today school facilities will remain closed to students through April 30, based on the latest guidance and information from health officials and elected leaders. Traditional, in-school ...
Read More HIDOE News Release: School facilities closed to students through April 30 with the exception of grab-and-go meal sites

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

WHAT:                      Polycom News Conference: Third Supplementary Proclamation on COVID-19 WHO:                         Governor David Ige Kenneth S. Hara, director, Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency Rona Suzuki, director, Department of Taxation WHEN:                     Monday, March 23, 2020 at  3:00 p.m. **Due to windy weather conditions, we will not be having the news conference in the Capitol Rotunda today. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Media Advisory — POLYCOM NEWS CONFERENCE: Third Supplementary Proclamation on COVID-19 and TAX Information

Mayor Caldwell has my full support for the stay-at-home, work-at-home order issued today. The mayors and I have been working together on this issue, and this morning we agreed that the mayors should develop their own plans to meet the unique needs of their counties. We also agreed that statewide action will be needed. I ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Statement re: county stay-at-home, work-at-home orders MC

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 ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige orders mandatory 14-day quarantine for all individuals arriving or returning to the State of Hawaiʻi

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