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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that he has appointed Edmund (“Fred”) Hyun to serve as the Governor’s Special Master to assist in overseeing the State Department of Public Safety. Hyun is the current chair of the Paroling Authority. Effective immediately and through the month of September, he will serve as special master of the department. He will continue ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor appoints “Special Master” to assess Public Safety Department

Information from Multiple Sources in One Location   (Honolulu) – At an afternoon briefing to legislators, Gov. David Ige and representatives from the Hawai‘i Department of Health and the University of Hawai‘i unveiled a new COVID-19 dashboard for anyone interested in tracking local data associated with the coronavirus pandemic. This dashboard can be accessed at www.hawaiicovid19.com  ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center News Release, New COVID-19 Dashboard Now Available, Sept. 4, 2020 DW

Governor’s Office: Free Surge Testing Continues and is Encouraged Governor David Ige is again encouraging everyone on O‘ahu who has not been tested for COVID-19 to take advantage of free testing at various sites around the island for the next 10 days. The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, Sept. 3, 2020

(Honolulu) – A knock on the door and a “good morning, Special Agents from the Attorney General’s Office” greeted nearly two dozen people under travel quarantine orders at two Waikīkī hotels. Paul Jones, Deputy Chief Special Agent for the Department of the Attorney General-Investigations Division describes this morning’s operation as a proactive attempt to enforce ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center News Release, No Quarantine Violations in Pro-Active Checks of Two Waikiki Hotels

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) Acting Director Anne Eustaquio announced today that Hawaiʻi was approved for an additional week of the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program. This adds one additional week of a $300 plus-up for various types of unemployment benefits on top of the three weeks initially ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige, Labor Department secure additional week of federal unemployment benefits

Department of Health: 339 New Cases and One Additional COVID-19 Death An O‘ahu man, in the 50 to 59-year-old age group, is the 75th person to pass away from coronavirus in Hawai‘i since the beginning of the pandemic. He had underlying conditions and had been in the hospital. Of the 339 new positive cases reported today, ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, Sept. 2, 2020

Governor’s Office: Thousands Tested in Unique H-3 Surge Testing With a string of people lined up in their vehicles to receive their free COVID-19 test as a backdrop, Gov. Ige discussed today’s H-3 Freeway surge testing program. The governor and organizers of the event believe this, combined with a repeat testing day on Thursday, will ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, Sept. 1, 2020

HONOLULU — Today, the Hawai‘i Department of Health launched a new campaign featuring stories from COVID-19 patients in Hawai‘i to emotionally appeal to Hawai‘i residents who are not wearing masks or practicing physical distancing. The “Live With No Regrets” campaign highlights patients and their families who share personal stories of how getting COVID-19 impacted their ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: New DOH Campaign Highlights COVID-19 Survivor Stories

Office of the Governor:   Governor Announces Additional Unemployment Funding   Gov. David Ige has announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has approved the State’s application to participate in the unemployment insurance plus up program, called the Lost Wages Assistance Program. On Friday, Gov. Ige said, “We pursued the additional funds because we know the added $300 per week will ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, August 31, 2020

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers of his Intent to Veto the following 6 measures. The Hawai‘i State Constitution requires the governor to notify the Legislature of the bills he intends to veto not later than the 35th day after adjournment, which is August 31st. On September 15, any ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor releases Intent to Veto list and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Cares Act) Spending Plan