Governor’s Office – Gov. Ige Commends County Mayors for Implementing State DirectivesPosted on Mar 19, 2020 in Latest Department News, Office of the Governor Press Releases
HONOLULU – Gov. David Y. Ige today expressed his support of the efforts by Hawaiʻi’s four county mayors to implement tailored actions that are suited for their counties.
“I want to thank mayors Caldwell, Kawakami, Kim and Victorino for their swift actions in implementing the directives. These are hard decisions. We all understand the dire nature of the challenges facing our state due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are moving together in our response,” said Gov. Ige.
“The mayors understand the unique needs of their communities and are putting in place restrictions and guidance that best meet those needs. Their efforts align with CDC guidelines and the direction provided by the State Department of Health and the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency. They have my full support and commitment to continue to work cooperatively as we move forward in our efforts to fight COVID-19,” said Gov. Ige.
“These are difficult times which require difficult decisions. We know these actions are extreme, but we know they will help flatten the curve and lay the groundwork for a quicker recovery. The community needs to anticipate that more stringent measures may need to be introduced but we want to ensure everyone that any direction or mandates made will be based on facts and what’s best for our communities.
“This is a community effort. Each of us has a part to play. And I know that the best way to get through this crisis is by working together for the sake of our entire state,” added Gov. Ige.
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