Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has approved Kaua‘i Mayor Derek Kawakami’s request to place a temporary moratorium on Kaua‘i’s participation in the state’s pre-travel testing program. Effective Dec. 2 at 12:01 a.m., all transpacific and intercounty travelers arriving in Kaua‘i are subject to the 14-day quarantine regardless of testing. “The unprecedented surge of COVID-19 cases on ...
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Governor Ige issues 16th COVID-19 emergency proclamation, tightening restrictions for trans-pacific travelers heading to Hawai‘i Policy change takes effect tomorrow as COVID cases surge on mainland HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a 16th COVID-19 emergency proclamation requiring all transpacific travelers to have a negative test result from a trusted travel partner before their departure for ...
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Pre-travel COVID-19 testing results must be in hand prior to departure for Hawaiʻi Air Canada and WestJet partnering with State of Hawaiʻi for Canadian pre-travel testing Link to photos here Link to video here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that starting on Nov. 24, travelers wishing to bypass the 14-day mandatory quarantine must have ...
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Mask mandate has been in place since April HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued a 15th COVID-19 emergency proclamation that extends and clarifies the statewide mask mandate as agreed to by all four counties and the state. The proclamation states: All persons in the State shall wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when ...
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Safe Travels Hawaiʻi Quick Fact and Trusted testing partner logo sheets for domestic transpacific and inter-county travel here HONOLULU – The State of Hawai‘i has added new trusted partners for its domestic transpacific and inter-county pre-travel testing programs. The state will accept COVID-19 test results from the new partners starting Nov. 17. Partners were selected based ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today the State of Hawaiʻi is seeking additional trusted testing partners for domestic transpacific travel as part of the state’s pre-travel testing program. Domestic transpacific travelers to the Hawai‘i may bypass the mandatory 14-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner. The test must be ...
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State announces 21 trusted testing partners in Japan HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that starting Friday, Nov. 6, travelers from Japan may bypass the State of Hawaiʻi’s mandatory 14-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner in Japan. The test must be taken no earlier than 72 hours ...
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Out-of-state healthcare staff helping Hawaiʻi respond to pandemic; Gov. Ige praises Hawaiʻi-based employees of The Ching Villas and Ohana Pacific Management Company for “extraordinary commitment” in caring for local kūpuna HONOLULU – As part of a $17 million CARES Act allocation, Gov. David Ige today visited an onboarding session for about 50 out-of-state healthcare workers. ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. David Ige welcomes critically needed healthcare workers to supplement local healthcare teams

Todd Eddins CV HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Judge Todd W. Eddins as associate judge on the Supreme Court, State of Hawai‘i. The seat has been vacant since Associate Justice Richard W. Pollack retired in June 2020. Gov. Ige selected Eddins from a field of four nominees chosen by the Judicial Selection Commission, Hawai‘i ...
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HONOLULU – The State of Hawai`i has been awarded $1.9 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase the quality and quantity of locally grown foods in food-insecure communities that import a significant amount of food. The funds will provide grants to qualifying communities over a three-year period. “This grant program will help ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – NEWS RELEASE – HAWAI’I TO RECEIVE .9 MILLION FOR SMALL-SCALE ARGRICULTURE

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