The County Council on Wednesday unanimously threw its support behind three county mayors in asking President Donald Trump to ban all non-essential travel to the state, after Mayor Harry Kim declined to sign the mayors’ joint letter.
The state Department of Health reports a total of 435 COVID-19 coronavirus cases statewide as of noon today, an increase of 25 cases since Tuesday, while the death toll associated with the virus remains at five.
Community health centers throughout Hawaii will receive more than $10 million in additional funding to respond to, prevent, diagnose and treat COVID-19, announced U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, a Hawaii Democrat, on Tuesday.
Almost halfway through the candidate qualifying period, the process of pulling nomination papers and filing for local races has come to a screeching halt now that the county Elections Division is closed to the public.
Mayor Harry Kim said Tuesday county police aren’t receiving in a timely manner the names of interisland travelers subjected to a mandatory 14-day quarantine because of the COVID-19 pandemic and where they are staying.