Press Releases

HONOLULU – The State of Hawaiʻi needs 100 airport screeners to serve on the frontlines at airports across the state. Screeners will greet transpacific and international travelers and crewmembers, and assist in verifying Safe Travel requirements for all incoming travelers. Screeners are needed at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Oʻahu, the Hilo and ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced the release of $601,940,684 for Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs), including critical public infrastructure projects across the state. The funds were released in April, May, June, July, and August of 2021. “We are building on the efforts of previous years to enhance and rejuvenate a wide range of public ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige announces nearly 2M in capital improvement projects

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today received five lists of judicial nominees from the state Judicial Selection Commission. From these lists, Gov. Ige will make his selections to fill judicial vacancies on the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (Oʻahu), Circuit Court of the Second Circuit (Maui), and Circuit Court of the Third Circuit (Hawaiʻi ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige seeks comments on judicial nominees for O’ahu, Maui, and Hawai’i

HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered 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 Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, ...
Read More Office of the Governor: Governor Ige orders flags at half-staff to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11

For video click here For photos click here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and Doug Murdock, chief information officer, Office of Enterprise Technology Services today unveiled the state’s Hawaiʻi SMART Health Card. The card will enable individuals who received their COVID-19 vaccinations in Hawaiʻi to create a state-issued digital Hawaiʻi SMART Health Card that may ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: State launches Hawai’i SMART Health Card for digital vaccination verification

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is reaching out to residents across the State of Hawaiʻi to urge responsible behavior more than ever before over the upcoming three-day Labor Day weekend. State employees and business leaders received email messages from the governor asking that they do their individual and collective part to stop the spread of ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige urges responsible behavior over Labor Day weekend

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed a fourth proclamation that extends the disaster emergency relief period for the islands of Maui and Kauaʻi after heavy rains caused flooding, landslides and fear of dam failure in March 2021. The emergency declaration supports the state’s efforts to provide quick and efficient relief of suffering, damage, and ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige extends disaster relief period for Maui, Kauaʻi, after damaging March storm

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 half-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: Governor Ige orders flags at half-staff to honor victims of attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2021 **NOTE: A signed copy of Executive Order 21-05 will be posted on Governor Ige’s website shortly.** For video of the news conference click here For photos of the news conference click here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed Executive Order 21-05 setting statewide limits for social gatherings, restaurants, ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER LIMITING GATHERING SIZES STATEWIDE

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has received guidance from the Centers for Disease Control that the Eviction Order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 currently applies to almost the entire State of Hawaiʻi. The counties of Hawaiʻi, Maui, Kauaʻi and the City and County of ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: CDC EVICTION ORDER APPLIES TO ALL MAJOR HAWAI’I COUNTIES

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