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Top Story: Except for essential workers on official business, all interisland travelers will be subject to a “mandatory self-quarantine” for 14 days.
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Accessed on 31 March 2020, 1545 UTC, Post 20519.
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The Hawaii Island Humane Society animal shelters are closed on the Big Island, but adoption and fostering demands remain high during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The state Department of Education said Monday that Hilo Union Elementary School on April 6 will become one of the Big Island public schools where parents, guardians or caregivers can pick up a “grab-and-go” meal for all public and charter school students.
Gov. David Ige this afternoon said he’ll be signing an emergency proclamation “that will impose a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine on all interisland travel” to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
CORRECTION: A previous headline incorrectly stated five new cases are on the Big Island. There are three new cases since yesterday. The Tribune-Herald regrets the error.
WAILUKU, Maui — Hawaiian Electric is proposing the construction of a battery storage system on Maui that will lead to the closure of a power plant on the island.
HONOLULU — Like many cities across the world, Honolulu came to an eerie standstill this weekend as officials implemented measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic throughout the islands.
The county announced Wednesday that traffic on Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea will be reduced to one alternating lane of travel between Iokua Place and Puu Nani starting at 6 p.m. today through 8 p.m. April 5.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused numerous event cancellations this month, including a planned 50th anniversary celebration of the Waiakea Intermediate School Ukulele Band.
HONOLULU (AP) — A utility company in Hawaii has adjusted its operations and some of its services to potentially reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
The wife of a Puna man who vanished almost 5 1/2 years ago has filed a civil court petition requesting her husband be declared dead.
Stay calm, and sew on.
All county parks and park facilities are closed. Except for the Hilo Municipal Golf Course.
Two more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed on Hawaii Island, state health officials said Friday, bringing the total number of diagnosed cases in the county to seven.
Just about every Big Island industry is struggling under the state’s lockdown of nonessential businesses.
A majority of hotels from South Kona to South Kohala will be closed as of today because of the novel coronavirus.