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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed City and County of Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Sonja McCullen to the Intermediate Court of Appeals. If confirmed by the State Senate, McCullen will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Associate Judge Derrick H.M. Chan last October. “Sonja McCullen possesses the legal skills, knowledge, and temperament ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige appoints Sonja McCullen to Intermediate Court of Appeals

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/govhawaii/albums Video: https://www.facebook.com/GovernorDavidIge/videos/121475170111285   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed an emergency proclamation related to the State of Hawaiʻi’s COVID-19 response. Beginning Aug. 16, 2021, all State and county employees must provide their vaccination status to their department, office or agency. If they cannot provide proof of vaccination, they will be subject to regular COVID-19 testing. The ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige signs emergency proclamation establishing vaccination and testing policy for State and county employees

WHAT:                      News Conference: Latest COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation WHEN:                      Thursday, August 5 at 1 p.m. WHO:                         Governor David Ige with: Dr. Elizabeth Char, director, Dept. of Health Mayor Derek Kawakami, Kaua‘i County (invited) Mayor Rick Blangiardi, City & County of Honolulu Mr. Sandy Baz, managing director, Maui County Mayor Mitch Roth, County of Hawai‘I (invited) ...
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