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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has approved Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s proposal to allow singing and/or playing of wind instruments at indoor and outdoor restaurants/bars, with some restrictions. Performers who sing or play wind instruments must keep a distance of at least 10 feet from other people. Performers who sing or play wind instruments need not wear ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Governor Ige approves City & County of Honolulu’s request for singers, musicians to perform at restaurants, bars

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today all travelers arriving in Hawai‘i from out-of-state will be required to get a valid COVID-19 test prior to their arrival, and to show proof of a negative test result, to avoid the 14-day quarantine. The pre-travel testing program begins Aug. 1. Out-of-state travelers arriving in Hawai‘i must get ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release — State to launch COVID-19 pre-travel testing program for out-of-state travelers August 1

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has approved Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s proposal to allow singing and/or playing of wind instruments at indoor and outdoor restaurants/bars, with some restrictions. Performers who sing or play wind instruments must keep a distance of at least 10 feet from other people. Performers who sing or play wind instruments need not wear ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige approves City & County of Honolulu’s request for singers, musicians to perform at restaurants, bars

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today issued a supplementary emergency proclamation for Kaua‘i, after heavy rains caused flooding and extensive damage on Mar. 27 and 28, 2020. The declaration provides relief for disaster damage, losses and suffering, and serves to protect the health, safety and welfare of Kaua‘i residents.  It also implements emergency management functions as allowed by law ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige extends disaster period for Kaua‘i for March flooding MC

June 19, 2020 Statement: Today’s spike in positive cases was anticipated as we began the process to re-open our community. It is still manageable, but it serves as a reminder that we must continue to be vigilant in the battle against COVID-19, especially because of the potential harm that the virus can cause to our ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Statement — Governor Ige’s statement on state Department of Health COVID-19 case numbers

June 19, 2020 Breene was a true dedicated public servant who worked tirelessly and selflessly for the community he loved, even while fighting his illness. We worked together to make my hometown of Pearl City a better place. Dawn and I offer our deepest condolences to Breene’s ‘ohana and loved ones. –Governor David Y. Ige ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Statement — Statement by Governor David Ige on the passing of Senator Breene Harimoto

Governor Ige extends COVID-19 emergency period through July, lifts inter-island quarantine next week HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed a ninth supplementary emergency proclamation that extends the COVID-19 emergency period through July 31. The emergency proclamation lifts the quarantine requirement for inter-island travelers effective 12:01 a.m. on June 16, 2020. However, it also leaves in place ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige extends COVID-19 emergency period through July, lifts inter-island quarantine next week

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today approved a request from Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami to safely re-open more businesses, operations or activities under guidelines that will ensure the health, safety and welfare of the people of Kauaʻi county, effective June 16, 2020. The mayor’s Emergency Rules #12 specifies conditions under which the following may open: ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige approves Mayor Kawakami’s Emergency Rules #12

(HONOLULU) – As a mark of respect for former state Rep. Joseph “Joe” Bertram III, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawaiʻi shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaiʻi National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on Monday, June ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of former Hawai‘i lawmaker Joe Bertram III

HONOULU – Gov. David Ige today approved Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s proposal to re-open designated indoor/outdoor businesses and operations, including fitness facilities and bars. The businesses/operations will open with limitations starting on June 19.  They include:  Education and care facilities Indoor attractions (including bowling alleys, arcades, museums, theatres) Outdoor organized team sports (two phases, with phase ...
Read More Office of the Governor – Gov. Ige approves City & County of Honolulu’s request to re-open more indoor/outdoor businesses, operations

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