Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and the county mayors today announced the next phase of state and county measures related to COVID-19. The following basic measures have proven to be effective and will remain unchanged in the next emergency proclamation relating to COVID-19: The Hawaiʻi Safe Travels Program; The indoor mask mandate; The vaccination or ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced the release of $365,283,752 for Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) that will be administered by various state departments.  These funds were released in October 2021. “We’re excited about the prospect of building back a better, more sustainable Hawaiʻi. To properly support our keiki and communities, it is vital to maintain ...
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HONOLULU – Acting Gov. Clare Connors has signed a proclamation that provides relief to Maui County, which has suffered under drought conditions since March 2019. Rainfall, stream flow, and ground water levels in Maui County (which includes Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi) continue to be significantly below normal. In March 2020, the secretary of the U.S. ...
Read More Office of the Governor: Acting Governor Clare Connors declares disaster emergency relief period for Maui County drought

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2021 For PHOTOS click here For VIDEO click here (transcription below) HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige participated in several events at the COP25 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland today. They included a panel discussion called Role of States and Regions in the Climate Decade with Oregon Governor Kate Brown, ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced the launch of the Hawaiʻi ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Savings Program, which allows eligible individuals with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their federal or state disability benefits. ABLE accounts are federally established and managed at the state level. “I encourage all Hawaiʻi residents with a qualifying ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige says he is pleased the National Governors Association (NGA) has selected Hawaiʻi for the second phase of its Workforce Innovation Network (NGA WIN), in which states will deploy cross-agency teams to identify and implement strategies that advance digital skill development and more equitable economic participation. Hawaiʻi will receive up to ...
Read More Office of the Governor: Hawaii to advance digital skill development for workers as part of NGA’s Workforce Innovation Network

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige leaves for Glasgow, Scotland tomorrow to attend the COP26 climate conference in progress, starting on Saturday, Nov. 6 (Glasgow time). World leaders, including President Joe Biden are participating in the climate conference, which began on Oct. 31. Gov. Ige will join heads of state, climate experts and others for perhaps ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed an Executive Order No. 21-08 today to address Statewide Limits for Social Gatherings, Restaurants, Bars, Social Establishments, and Gyms. The Executive Order specifies that indoor activity at restaurants, bars and social establishments must continue to require that patrons remain seated with their party, maintain six feet of distance between ...
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Please note the requirements for U.S. citizens flying directly to Hawai’i from an international destination are corrected in the copy below. This post was updated on 11/3/21 at 8:09 am. For video click here For photos click here HONOLULU – The State of Hawaiʻi will welcome international travelers under the new federal requirements starting next ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT:                     News Conference – International Travel/Safe Travels Hawaiʻi                 WHEN:                      Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. WHO:                       Governor David Ige with: Maj. Gen. Kenneth S. Hara Sherilyn Kajiwara, administrator, Safe Travels Hawaiʻi DETAILS:                  Media questions will be taken through ZOOM, on audio only.  Please RSVP to [email protected] and include ...
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