Press Releases

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

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed the 8th supplemental emergency proclamation, extending the 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving in the State of Hawai‘i, as well as for inter-island travelers through June 30. The governor also extended through June 30 the eviction moratorium that prevents evictions from residential dwellings for failure to pay rent. In ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — NEWS RELEASE — Governor Ige outlines re-opening, recovery plan – extends 14-day quarantine for travelers to Hawaii, inter-island travelers

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 Governor’s Office – Flag Order – Gov. Ige orders flags at half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day & Police Week 2020

HONOLULU —  The Hawai‘i Air National Guard and 15th Wing Active Duty Airmen from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam will perform a flyover throughout the Hawaiian Islands on Thursday, May 14, 2020, beginning at approximately 11:20 a.m. The flyovers will aim to fly above most of Hawaii’s large hospitals and major metropolitan areas in a salute ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release – Team Hickam salutes Hawaii’s first responders, health care facilities with statewide flyover

(HONOLULU) – As a mark of respect for former state Rep. Dennis R. Yamada, 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 Friday, May 8, ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Flag Order – Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of former Hawai‘i lawmaker Dennis R. Yamada

HONOLULU – Gov. Ige today signed a 7th Supplementary Emergency Proclamation that authorizes the first group of businesses to re-open since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the temporary closure of non-essential businesses across the state on Mar. 25. The latest proclamation also allows residents to leave their homes to patronize certain businesses and activities under the new “Safer-at-Home” order. ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige gives first round of businesses greenlight to re-open

April 29, 2020 “I’m pleased the Navy has agreed to postpone the RIMPAC 2020 exercise and will conduct the at-sea-portion this year to help keep Hawaiʻi safe as we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m working closely with Adm. Davidson to monitor the situation. If conditions change later this summer, we will reassess ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Statement by Gov. Ige re: Rim of the Pacific 2020

April 27, 2020 In late-afternoon conversations with the mayors, we decided that florists will be able to begin operations on May 1, as long as they can do so in a way that is safe for employees and customers. This requires compliance with the social distancing requirements set forth in Sec. III-D of the 6th ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Statement by Governor David Ige on florist operations

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and Sen. President Ronald D. Kouchi offered their heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of former State Rep. Dennis R. Yamada, who died on Sunday, April 12, 2020 at the age of 75. Yamada served six terms as a State Representative from Kaua‘i, starting in 1970 through 1982, ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige, Senate President Kouchi express condolences on death of former State Rep. Dennis Yamada

Governor Ige extends stay-at-home order across the state through May 31 Mandatory 14-day quarantine for travelers, eviction moratorium also continue HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a 6th supplementary emergency proclamation extending the stay-at-home order across the state through May 31. “This was not an easy decision. I know this has been difficult for everyone. ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release: Gov. Ige extends stay-at-home order across the state through May 31