Posted on Jan 5, 2021 in COVID-19, COVID-19 News Releases, Latest Department News, Newsroom

Governor’s Office:

COVID-19 Vaccination Timeline Update

At a news briefing this afternoon, Gov. David Ige gave an update on the State of Hawai‘i’s vaccination efforts. Gov. Ige said healthcare workers, residents and staff at nursing homes are currently getting vaccinated. The second doses of the vaccine have started to arrive and will also be administered. Additionally, first responders, frontline essential workers, and those 75 years of age and older are also beginning to be offered the vaccine.

The next phase will involve vaccination for people over the age of 65. It will also include those over 16 who are at high risk of COVID-19 complications and other essential workers. By early summer, the vaccine will be open to all community members. Gov. Ige said, “I am asking everyone to maintain our vigilance and continue the safe practices that have made Hawaiʻi a leader in containing the spread of COVID-19: Wearing masks, washing hands and watching distances. By doing this – and getting vaccinated when it’s our turn – we can protect public health, revive the economy, and strengthen our communities.”

Lt. Governor’s Office:

COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Update

Speaking at the same news briefing, Lt. Gov. Josh Green also gave details on Hawai‘i’s vaccination plans, saying that the state is setting up sites for large-scale vaccinations – including kupuna in phases 1b and 1c, individuals with underlying health conditions, and others who would not receive the vaccine through their workplaces or living settings. Once this is done, people will be able to sign up for a time slot and get vaccinated. Using this process, the state hopes to vaccinate thousands of people per day. Lt. Gov. Green said, “Our number one priority is to keep everyone safe while working as quickly and efficiently as possible to utilize the vaccine and get it out the door and into arms. We ask for everyone’s patience as we, and the world, take on this monumental task.”

Department of Health:


124 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Statewide

124 additional coronavirus cases were reported today. This report includes cases up until Sunday 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. 3, 2021

Island of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since


(including new cases)

O‘ahu 74 18,414
Hawai‘i 12 1,938
Maui 21 1,091
Kaua‘i 1 150
Moloka‘i 0 22
Lānaʻi 0 106
HI residents diagnosed outside of HI 16 447
Total Cases 124 22,168++
Deaths    0 289

Hospitalizations as of 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 4, 2021 – Hawai‘i-2, Maui-13, O‘ahu-99, Kaua’i‘-1

++As a result of updated information, one case on Kaua’i was removed from the counts.

Department of Public Safety:

Inmate and Staff Testing Continues

The Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, Arizona has zero (0) active positive inmate cases. The remaining two (2) positive inmates in an Arizona hospital were medically cleared yesterday. They will remain at the hospital until cleared for release and return to the facility. The O‘ahu Community Correctional Center reports 31 more negative inmate test results. For more information on PSD’s planning and response efforts to COVID-19:


Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority:

11,015 Passengers Arrive on Sunday

Yesterday, a total of 11,015 people arrived in Hawai‘i from out of state. A total of 3,552 people indicated they came to Hawai‘i for vacation. There were also 3,913 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:


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:


Vaccine Call Center: 808-586-8332

Email inquiries: [email protected]

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


Safe Travels Digital Platform:


Trans-Pacific Passenger Arrivals Statistics:


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:

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

Hawai‘i County:
Hawai‘i County COVID-19 webpage:

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: https://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]