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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed the 20th proclamation on COVID-19, to allow inter-county travelers vaccinated in the State of Hawai‘i to bypass the pre-travel testing and/or quarantine requirement starting May 11. The state’s Safe Travels platform went online today, allowing travelers to upload their travel information and vaccination data. The 20th proclamation addresses ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE SIGNS 20TH PROCLAMATION ON COVID-19, AUTHORIZING QUARANTINE EXCEPTION FOR INTER-COUNTY TRAVELERS VACCINATED IN HAWAI’I

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige approved Kaua‘i Mayor Derek Kawakami’s updated Business & Recreation Guidelines tier chart, and the county’s move to Tier 3 on Thursday. The more cautious tier was activated after the island’s average case count remained elevated for the past two weeks. This is the first time Kaua‘i has moved tiers since the ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE APPROVES KAUA’I’S MOVE TO TIER 3 WITH UPDATED GUIDELINES

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed a second proclamation extending the emergency disaster relief period for the Counties of Maui and Kaua‘i, and the City and County of Honolulu, following heavy rains that caused flooding, landslides and fear of dam failure in March. The storm saturated ground conditions and increased water levels in reservoirs, ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE EXTENDS DISASTER RELIEF PERIOD FOR DAMAGE CAUSED BY HEAVY RAINS IN MARCH

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced a new federal program that aims to assist thousands of qualifying households across the state to pay for their internet service. Under the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), eligible households can receive up to $50 a month to pay for broadband service. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: NEW EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM TO HELP PROVIDE INTERNET ACCESS TO LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS

HONOLULU – O‘ahu residents and small businesses impacted by last month’s severe storms, flooding, and landslides, are eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The flooding and landslides were the result of heavy rain on O‘ahu that severely impacted the North Shore between March 8 to 18, 2021. “This is ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: SBA GRANTS STATE’S REQUEST FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOLLOWING LAST MONTH’S SEVERE STORMS ON O’AHU

HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawaiʻi state flag will be flown at full-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawaiʻi National Guard in the State of Hawaiʻi, ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOV. IGE ORDERS FLAGS TO RETURN TO FULL-STAFF IMMEDIATELY

I had the privilege of working with Sen. English for about 14 years in the Hawai‘i State Senate. He has proven to be a dedicated public servant who has improved the quality of life for the people of Maui and across the state. Sen. English was also known as an Ambassador to the Pacific, using ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE’S STATEMENT ON THE RETIREMENT OF SEN. KALANI ENGLISH

HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States and in honor of Vice President Walter Mondale, Gov. David Ige will order that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: FLAGS TO BE FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF VICE PRESIDENT WALTER MONDALE

Facebook Live News Conference Video: https://www.facebook.com/GovernorDavidIge/videos/468524524356119 Photos – Flickr Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/govhawaii/albums/72157718985601991   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige, Lt. Gov. Josh Green, Maj. Gen. Kenneth Hara and  county mayors unveiled a Vaccination Travel Protocol Program on Tuesday, that will allow individuals who have been fully vaccinated in the State of Hawai‘i to bypass pre-travel testing and/or ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR’S NEWS RELEASE: INTER-COUNTY TRAVELERS VACCINATED IN HAWAII MAY BYPASS PRE-TRAVEL TESTING, QUARANTINE STARTING MAY 11

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced the state released more than $278 million for Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) in the month of March, to fund critical public infrastructure projects across the State of Hawai‘i. “We’re doing at the local level what President Biden has proposed for the nation– strengthening infrastructure, improving public facilities, and delivering ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE RELEASES 8 M FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS ACROSS THE STATE

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