HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST Jan. 4, 2021

Posted on Jan 4, 2021 in COVID-19, COVID-19 News Releases, Latest News, Newsroom

Department of Health:

https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/

89 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Statewide

89 additional coronavirus cases were reported today. This report includes cases up until Saturday at 11:59 p.m. Full data is posted on the State COVID-19 dashboard and on the DOH Disease Outbreak & Control website at noon each day at hawaiicovid19.com/dashboard.

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 11:59 p.m. Jan. 2, 2021

Island of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since

2/28/2020

(including new cases)

O‘ahu 62 18,340
Hawai‘i 4 1,926
Maui 9 1,070
Kaua‘i 0 150
Moloka‘i 0 22
Lānaʻi 0 106
HI residents diagnosed outside of HI 14 431
Total Cases 89 22,045
Deaths    0 289

Hospitalizations as of 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 31, 2020 – Hawai‘i-3, Maui-12, O‘ahu-85, Kaua’i‘-1

Department of Public Safety:

Inmate and Staff Testing Continues

The Halawa Correctional Facility (HCF) reported two (2) more inmate test results from over the holiday weekend, of which one (1) was positive and one (1) was negative. The number of hospitalized HCF inmates is down to four (4). There was one (1) new positive staff case reported along with five (5) more staff cleared to return to work, dropping the active positive staff cases to 23. Surge testing, with the assistance of DOH, the Hawai‘i National Guard, and Project Vision Hawai‘i, will continue at HCF until there are no new positive cases at the facility. The O‘ahu Community Correctional Center reports 36 negative inmate test results. For more information on PSD’s planning and response efforts to COVID-19:

http://dps.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/03/17/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-resources/

Hawaiʻi State Judiciary:

Ali‘iōlani Hale Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

An employee at Ali‘iōlani Hale has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee, who doesn’t interact with the public, became symptomatic during the evening of Dec. 31, and received a positive test result on Jan. 3. The employee was last in the office on Dec. 30. All those with prolonged close contact to the individual have been advised to quarantine and seek medical advice. Areas where the person works are cleaned regularly, but out of an abundance of caution, it received additional disinfection this morning. DOH has been notified and the building remains open for those with official court business. To view more:

https://www.courts.state.hi.us/news_and_reports/2021/01/aliiolani-hale-employee-tests-positive-for-covid-19

Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority:

12,120 Passengers Arrive on Sunday

Yesterday, a total of 12,120 people arrived in Hawai‘i from out of state. A total of 3,540 people indicated they came to Hawai‘i for vacation. There were also 4,870 returning residents. The trans-Pacific passenger arrival data is derived from data provided by the Safe Travels digital system.

To view more: https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/covid-19-updates/trans-pacific-passenger-arrivals/

Helpful Resources

Trusted Testing and Travel Partners:

The state of Hawai‘i only accepts Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a certified Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) lab test results from Trusted Testing and Travel Partners. For the full list of domestic trans-Pacific, inter-county, international and airline partners or information on how to become a Trusted Testing Partner, go to:

https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel-partners/

Safe Travels Hawai‘i Program:
Program overview: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/

FAQs: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/faqs/ 

Email: [email protected]

Call Center Number: 1-800-GO-HAWAII

COVID-19 Vaccine Status in Hawai‘i and FAQs:

https://hawaiicovid19.com/vaccine/

COVID-19 Expanded Dashboard (Tables, Charts, and Visualizations):

https://hawaiicovid19.com/data-dashboard/

Safe Travels Digital Platform:

https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/data/

Trans-Pacific Passenger Arrivals Statistics:

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/covid-19-updates/trans-pacific-passenger-arrivals/ 

Kaua‘i County:
Kaua‘i COVID-19 webpage: https://www.kauai.gov/COVID-19
To report violators: https://www.kauai.gov/KPD-Online-Reporting 

Rest, Test, Enjoy! Voluntary visitor post-travel test: https://www.kauai.gov/visitorposttest 

Resident post-travel test: https://www.kauai.gov/residentposttest

Maui County:
Maui County travel and COVID-19 information:
https://www.mauicounty.gov

To report violators: (808) 244-6400 or [email protected]

Hawai‘i County:
Hawai‘i County COVID-19 webpage:
https://coronavirus-response-county-of-hawaii-hawaiicountygis.hub.arcgis.com/pages/travel

Critical infrastructure and medical travel request: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/e2f4ce19aa854964a8fd60bec7fbe78c 
To report violators: 808-935-3311

City & County of Honolulu:
Honolulu COVID-19 webpage: oneoahu.org

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: http://www.oneoahu.org/vaccine

Interisland passengers arriving on O‘ahu are not subject to the mandatory quarantine.
To report violators: 808-723-3900 or [email protected]

Media Contact:

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Joint Information Center

(808) 636-8194 

[email protected]