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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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The Importance of Mental Health As we head into the weekend, the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) encourages everyone to take care of themselves and heed the social distancing directives by Gov. David Ige and county officials. Here are four suggestions to keep busy and stay at ease: You can remain active and go outdoors ...
Read More DOH News Release: JIC COVID-19 Daily Update 3/20/20

HONOLULU – This is a Department of Public Safety informational and procedural update for 3/20/20. No inmates have met PUI (Persons Under Investigation) criteria for COVID-19. (Note: schedules and information included in this news release are subject to change at a moment’s notice as the overall situation and the State’s response to COVID-19 evolve day-by-day.) Correctional ...
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Links to video clips: Gov. Ige: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81Gh0WmfvtI&feature=youtu.be Dir. Murakami Ruder Program: https://youtu.be/dnDyn_v1T8A Dir. Murakami Unemployment Office: https://youtu.be/dn8QUUj3uAU Dist. Dir. Sawyer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWofEVcptKs&feature=youtu.be   HONOLULU – Gov. David Y. Ige; Scott Murakami, Director, State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR); and Jane Sawyer, District Director, Small Business Administration (SBA); , announced today several measures to address ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Gov. Ige announces measures to address economic impact of COVID-19