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Governor’s Office: Modified Quarantine Rules in Place During Tropical Cyclone The State of Hawai‘i’s mandatory 14-day quarantine rule for travelers is being modified temporarily in consideration of the impacts of Tropical Cyclone Douglas. Governor David Ige said, “I want to make sure that those in quarantine are adequately prepared per the state recommendations. If you are ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, July 24, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY – HURRICANE DOUGLAS BRIEFING July 24, 2020 WHAT:          Governor’s Media Briefing WHEN:          Friday, July 24, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. WHERE:        State Capitol, Office of the Governor’s Ceremonial Room WHO:            ·          Governor David Ige (Hurricane Douglas) Mayor Michael Victorino, Maui County Luke Meyers, Administrator, Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency John Bravender, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service ...
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(Honolulu) – After a record number of new coronavirus cases on Thursday, today the Hawai‘i Dept. of Health (DOH) is reporting another single-day record of 60 new COVID-19 infections. The majority of the cases, like yesterday, are on the island of O‘ahu (58), with one case on Maui, and the other one is a Hawai‘i ...
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Department of Health:  Highest Single-Day COVID-19 Case Count Since the Beginning of the Pandemic  Death Toll Rises to 26  50 cases in Honolulu, three (3) on Hawai‘i Island, and two (2) on Maui comprise today’s COVID-19 case count of 55 new positive cases. This is the highest number of cases reported on a single day ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, July 23, 2020

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today issued a pre-landfall emergency proclamation as the State of Hawai‘i prepares for possible impacts from Hurricane Douglas. The proclamation authorizes the expenditure of state funds for the quick and efficient relief of disaster-related damage, losses and suffering that may result from the storm. “Our top priority is always the safety, ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige issues emergency disaster declaration in anticipation of Hurricane Douglas

(Honolulu) – 50 cases in Honolulu, three (3) on Hawai‘i Island, and two (2) on Maui comprise today’s COVID-19 case count of 55 new positive cases. This is the highest number of cases reported on a single day, since the Dept. of Health (DOH) began tracking cases in late February. The previous highest one-day count ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center News Release-Highest Single-Day COVID-19 Count, July 23, 2020

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) encourages travelers to stay informed as Hurricane Douglas approaches the state. Residents and visitors should continue to monitor current conditions through updates from the National Weather Service and media outlets. HDOT is in communication with Federal, State, and County officials to coordinate preparation for the potential effects ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: REMINDERS FOR TRAVELERS AS HURRICANE DOUGLAS APPROACHES

(Honolulu) – U.S. District Court Judge Jill A. Otake denied a motion today, for a preliminary injunction, from a South Carolina traveler who challenged the State of Hawai‘i’s current mandatory traveler quarantine. In a 25-page long ruling, Judge Otake pointed out that, “Like many states across the nation and countries around the world, Hawai‘i has ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center News Release-Second Challenge to Mandatory Traveler Quarantine Denied, July 22, 2020

Office of the Governor: With Storm Approaching Governor Ige & HI-EMA Issue Hurricane Safety Reminders Gov. David Ige was joined by Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency Administrator Luke Meyers on Tuesday for a Facebook live to talk about hurricane preparedness amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Meyers pointed out that hurricane season runs from June 1 – Nov. ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, July 22, 2020

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued the 15th supplementary emergency 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 ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige extends emergency relief period for Kauai floods