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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, in response to the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control &Prevention and actions outlined by Gov. Ige, is announcing the park will close to all visitors until further notice. The park will offer no services except those that support visitor or resource protection.
West Hawaii Community Health Center says the facility and its staff are in urgent need of donations to support its response to COVID-19.
HONOLULU (AP) Hawaiis governor has instituted a mandatory 14-day self quarantine starting Thursday of all people traveling to the state as part of efforts to fight the spread of coronavirus.
As Big Island tourism struggles during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Volcano businesses are hoping to avoid a repeat of their problems during the 2018 Kilauea eruption.
Gov. David Ige today announced that beginning Thursday, all people traveling to Hawaii will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will close Sunday to all park visitors until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Park Service announced today.
Hawaii Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald today ordered all state courthouses closed to the public, except for official court business, from March 23 to April 30.
Two presumptive positive coronavirus cases were identified Friday afternoon at Kona Community Hospital, COVID-19 Task Force chief Lt. Gov. Josh Green said.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said today all state parks are closed and its Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation has suspended all commercial operator permits until further notice.
Gov. David Ige and Labor and Industrial Relations Director Scott Murakami announced said today the state is acting to address unemployment claims filing problems and a program to efficiently train and transfer labor into Hawaiis businesses that can help reduce job losses and dampen the economic slide due to COVID-19.
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today it is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Hawaii small businesses and nonprofit organizations starting to feel a substantial economic pinch from the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
All 11 Big Island state legislators issued a letter today to Mayor Harry Kim urging him to order an immediate county-wide shutdown for the next 15 days.