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Top Story: Coronavirus cases in Hawaii appear to be flattening a bit over the past week.
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|Virtual Interviews with Business Leaders on COVID-19
Hawaii Business Magazine today interviews Paul Yokota of Zippy’s Restaurants, Mason Cummings of Maui Tacos, Kalama Kim of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties and Brian Kealoha of Hawai‘i Energy. Zippy’s. Maui Tacos. Coldwell Banker. Hawaiʻi Energy.
|Hawaiʻi’s coronavirus infection rate among the lowest in the U.S. — so far
Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows that as of Monday Hawaiʻi had the third- lowest per capita infection rate of any state. While that is good news for residents and the state’s health care system, experts warn it is too soon to begin relaxing the statewide stay-at-home order, quarantine orders or other restrictions. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Hawaiʻi ranked in top 3 mask wearing states according to geotagged Twitter data. KITV4.
State explores deterring tourists by limiting hotel reservations
Hotel workers union promotes “Safe Hotels, Safe Hawaii” program to keep hotels open while prioritizing public health. Civil Beat.
Hawaiʻi appears to be flattening the COVID-19 curve — for now
Why Hawaiʻi canʻt be sure if it’s prepared for a COVID-19 surge.
State senators slam state officials over COVID-19 response
Unemployment system woes continue as unemployed’s needs grow more desperate
18 workers reassigned to help with jobless claims are only staying long enough to get trained. Hawaii News Now.
Many of Hawaiʻi’s jobless near the end of their emergency funds as they desperately await unemployment checks. Hawaii News Now.
Talks of restarting Hawaiʻi’s economy begin
Economists and business and political leaders are preparing a roadmap to restart the shuttered economy. When this does begin, it is likely to do so in phases, only after a robust system is in place to test and track patients and people with whom they’ve had close contact. Civil Beat. KITV4. Big Island Now.
Antibody testing may play key role in reopening tourism to Hawaiʻi. Hawaii News Now.
Who Is Hiring in Hawai‘i Now
The COVID-19 crisis has furloughed about 1 of every 4 jobs in Hawai‘i, yet some companies and nonprofits are hiring as demand has soared in their sectors of the local economy – including those in healthcare, the food industry, security and hardware… read more.
|1,350 Schofield soldiers start returning today from Thailand under COVID-19 monitoring About 350 Schofield Barracks soldiers are returning today on two charter flights from abbreviated training in Thailand. Approximately 1,000 more are expected back later in the week. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Weekend curfews stopped for now
Fabric stores to open as essential businesses Mayor Caldwell said Monday he will allow fabric stores on Oʻahu to reopen as essential businesses, but on a limited basis. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. KHON2.
New Aloha Stadium project draws interest from companies
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