Press Releases

State executive-branch leaders extend aloha to family and friends of George Floyd June 1, 2020 “We join in mourning the tragic death of George Floyd and send our aloha to his family and friends. We understand the sadness, disappointment, anger and fear that so many across our nation live with daily. And we stand with ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced that the state will be lifting the 14-day quarantine requirement for inter-island travelers, effective June 16. The state Department of Transportation will require thermal screening at the airport for everyone traveling inter-island. HDOT will also require travelers to fill out a new form that will now also ask ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed Hawai‘i County’s Emergency Rule No. 7, submitted by Hawai‘i County Mayor Harry Kim, allowing certain county parks and recreational facilities to re-open, with modifications. The following rules must be followed: Social distancing requirements contained in Gov. Ige’s eighth supplementary emergency proclamation No gatherings of more than 10 people ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige approves Hawaii County’s proposal to open certain parks, recreational facilities

Governor Ige approves emergency rules for counties of Hawaiʻi and Kauaʻi May 28, 2020 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today approved requests from Mayor Harry Kim and Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami to safely re-open more businesses and operations under guidelines that will ensure the health, safety and welfare of the people in Hawaiʻi and Kauaʻi ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today approved Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s proposal to safely re-open more businesses and operations on O‘ahu, under guidelines that will ensure the safety of employees and customers. Mayor Caldwell’s proposal includes the Friday, May 29th resumption of operations with modifications for “personal service providers” including: Barbers Hairdressers Nail technicians Tattoo artists ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige approves requests to safety re-open more businesses across the state

May 26, 2020 Every business in Hawai‘i has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including Young Brothers. The company is part of the state’s critical infrastructure that keeps goods moving to and between the islands. We will be considering the request as part of the recovery and resiliency efforts underway. –Governor David Y. Ige ### ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Statement on Young Brothers’ request for financial assistance

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued the 14th supplementary emergency proclamation which extends the emergency relief period for the 2018 Kaua‘i floods. The proclamation was signed on Friday, May 22, 2020. The proclamation serves to extend authority to spend state funds as appropriated to protect the health, safety and welfare of Kaua‘i residents and visitors. The proclamation ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Gov. Ige extends emergency relief period for Kaua‘i floods

HONOLULU – In accordance with Gov. David Ige’s eighth supplemental emergency proclamation, the counties of O‘ahu, Maui and Kaua‘i are allowing medium-risk businesses and operations to re-open. Kaua‘i Mayor Derek Kawakami today issued Emergency Rule #10 which allows the immediate re-opening, with restrictions, of public and private pools, places of worship, outdoor tour activities, salons ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Counties start re-opening medium-risk businesses, operations

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 — FLAG ORDERS: Governor Ige orders flags at half-staff on Memorial Day, and in honor of victims of coronavirus pandemic

Willie K was a unique talent whose huge voice effortlessly ranged from Hawaiian music and the blues to opera – all in one performance. Recognized locally and nationally, his songs touched our hearts. Dawn and I extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends. –Governor David Y. Ige ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Gov. Ige’s statement on the passing of Willie K

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