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Top Story: Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announces new measures for handling coronavirus concerns.
Views expressed in this Hawaii News Summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
Content supplied by the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser” and the Associated Press.
Accessed on 25 March 2020, 0415 UTC, Post 20484.
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VIDEO: Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announces new initiatives for handling coronavirus concerns during emergency stay-at-home order
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is holding a press conference with city transportation officials to discuss handling concerns for the emergency stay-at-home order. Read more
Health Department Director Bruce Anderson said the test was done by a private laboratory and the results were determined to be inconclusive. Read more
If tsunami waves impact Hawaii, the estimated earliest arrival of the first tsunami wave is 10:42 p.m. Read more
Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said, “We will be teleworking. We will be providing breakfast and lunch.” Read more
The latest cases includes the state’s first fatality from the virus, which was announced Monday night. However, officials said today that they were revaluating the results from that case to verify that coronavirus was the actual cause of death in the person who had underlying conditions. Read more
The Honolulu Department of Customer Services announced today it will suspend all in-person transactions starting Wednesday to comply with new mandates due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more
The Queens Health Systems this afternoon put out a public call for donations of personal protective equipmentfor its medical personnel during this pandemic. Read more
“I’m here to support Derek, but this journey is more about me trying to find out how I can become the best player that I can be,” Mariota told the Star-Advertiser from California. Read more
Salvation Army, in emergency response mode for coronavirus outbreak, seeking donations of hygiene products
The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands today requested donations of hygiene products at their various corps and programs statewide to provide emergency disaster services for the COVID-19 outbreak in Hawaii. Read more
The ship, which normally can carry about 700 passengers, is visible just off Oahu. Read more
Windward Mall in Kaneohe has announced that all non-essential business tenants have temporarily closed due to state and county mandates issued in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
The Schofield commissary is allowing 20 people at a time in the facility to keep people spread out in the building. Read more
The Halekulani Corp. issued a statement this morning saying that in response to Gov. David Ige’s state mandate of a 14-day quarantine to all visitors to the state and statewide restrictions on movements and activities, along with Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s shelter-in-place orders for everyone on Oahu, it has decided to shutter the properties temporarily. Read more
Maui Health officials said they are working closely with the Health Department “to ensure that patients, employees, family, friends, and anyone who has been in close contact are screened.” Read more
Experts who have studied the so-called “orphan drug” program say the company’s request seems inappropriate given the rapidly expanding threat of the viral outbreak. Read more
The Forum purchase abruptly wraps up the litigation fight and allows the Clippers to move ahead on their goal to open a new arena when their Staples Center lease expires in 2024. Read more
A one-time payment of $1,200 per adult and $500 per child would go directly to the public. Read more
Alabama today had at least 242 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 91 of those cases in Jefferson County. Read more
What sounded like a noble effort but might have been an NCAA violation is OK after all. Read more
The dismissal of Trump’s mid-April timeframe for a national reopening came from leaders struggling to manage hot spots of the outbreak and those still bracing for the worst. Read more
VIDEO: State Senate Special Committee on COVID-19 to discuss how Hawaii will deal with coronavirus pandemic
The state Senate Special Committee on COVID-19 is convening today to assess and advise the Senate on how the state will continue to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, according to a news release. Read more
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