Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, June 5, 2020Posted on Jun 5, 2020 in Latest Department News
June 5, 2020
Department of Health:
DOH Reminds Everyone to Continue Prevention as Case Count Rises
Today, there are six (6) new cases of coronavirus among O‘ahu residents and three (3) older cases, being reported.The last time Hawai‘i saw six new cases of coronavirus was on April 22. Health officials remind everyone to continue maintaining all recommended infection prevention measures:
- Social distancing
- Frequent hand Washing
- Wearing of masks
- Staying home when sick
Today’s count of nine (9) additional cases, includes the three (3) older cases, added as a result of data cleaning with one each on O‘ahu, Maui, and Kaua‘i.
Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, June 5, 2020
|Island of Diagnosis||New Cases||Reported since
(including new cases)
|Total Released from Isolation*|
|Residents Diagnosed outside HI||0||11|
|Total released from isolation||614|
** One case removed due to updated testing information
* Includes cases that meet isolation release criteria.
Laboratory* Testing Data
There were 921 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting.
|Total Number of Individuals Tested
by Clinical and State Laboratories
*Electronic Laboratory Reporting **14 test results were inconclusive
For more tables visit: https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/
Hawai‘i Tourism Authority
1,621 Passengers Arrive on Thursday
Yesterday marked ten weeks since the state’s mandatory 14-day self-quarantine started for all passengers arriving in Hawai‘i from out-of-state. Yesterday, a total of 1,621 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 546 visitors and 433 returning residents. There was a total of 19 arriving flights. This table shows the number of people who arrived by air from out of state yesterday, but does not show interisland travel.
Airport Arrivals For Thursday, June 4, 2020
|Relocate to Hawai‘i||13||6||134||153|
Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency:
FEMA Awards $3.7 Million to Hawai‘i for COVID-19 Response
FEMA has awarded nearly $3.7 million to the HI-EMA for expenses incurred from the COVID-19 response. The funding was made available under a presidential disaster declared on April 1, 2020. This expedited award reimburses the 75-percent federal cost share associated with performing emergency protective measures utilizing force account and contract services to protect public health and safety and the purchasing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), medical supplies, and the lease of supply storage space. These costs include the labor and contracts to purchase and distribute PPE and supplies, as well as the movement of these supplies and personnel across multiple Hawaii counties medical facilities. HI-EMA Administrator Luke Meyers said, “This funding goes a long way in helping to prepare our State’s frontline workers and strengthen our surge capacity should the need arise for this unprecedented pandemic incident. The reimbursement monies can now go to other essential programs to mitigate against a rise in cases should our numbers go up as we slowly open our islands on this current road to economic recovery.”
Department of Public Safety:
PSD Population Report
From March 2 to June 5 there has been a 699-person decrease in Hawai‘i jails. The jail reductions are due to the up-front diversion efforts made by county police departments, PSD’s Intake Services Center Division and the State Judiciary. Additional recent reductions are due to the collaborative efforts of the state public defender’s office, county prosecutors, the Hawai‘i Supreme Court and the Supreme Court appointed Special Master, Judge Dan Foley. There’s also been a 91-person reduction in Hawai‘i prisons. For latest information:
Department of the Attorney General:
Encouragement to Get Covid-19 Information From Official Sources
Law enforcement agencies across the state are reminding Hawai‘i residents to only rely on official sources of information for the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic and other issues involving government agencies and their responses. Some social media sites have recently posted false information suggesting that out-of-state individuals are coming to Hawai‘i to cause trouble. Attorney General Clare Connors, the state’s chief law enforcement official said, “While social media can be helpful in distributing information broadly, everyone knows there are countless examples of where social media platforms have spread misinformation through false postings. We encourage readers and viewers to be discerning, to rely only on official sources of information and to avoid getting caught up in the dissemination of rumors and/or gossip online.
Department of Land and Natural Resources:
Wiki Permits Resumes Services for Beach Weddings & Vow Renewals
Effective immediately Wiki Permits, the online permitting system for limited commercial activities on State beaches, such as weddings and vow renewals, is resuming service subject to the following COVID-19 “Act With Care” restrictions:
- No group shall exceed 10 persons.
- Members of each group who are not part of the same household shall comply with social distancing requirements, provided that a caregiver may accompany a dependent.
- The beach or sand area may only be used one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
- All other restrictions found within the Governor’s emergency proclamations on COVID-19 and applicable county Mayor’s orders shall be followed, such as any applicable quarantine restrictions.
- All standard terms and conditions of Wiki Permits shall also be complied with, including restrictions on placement of accessories, structures, devices, etc. on the beach, with limited exception (see standard permit condition no. 14).
With the exception of Wiki Permits events (weddings, vow renewals, etc.), State beaches remain closed to all other commercial activity.
For more information: https://dlnr.ehawaii.gov/permits/welcome.html
Lead Public Information Officer
Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center
Senior Communications Manager
Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources