The state Director of Labor and Industrial Relations on Tuesday gave lawmakers some good news regarding unemployment benefits claims, which have skyrocketed during the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Premier Medical Group, with the support of the county, Bay Clinic and HOPE Services, will offer a drive-through COVID-19 screening and testing clinic from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at the Ho‘olulu Complex in Hilo.
The state’s emergency management director and the governor’s chief of staff told lawmakers Monday that despite the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, there is nothing they can do to stop nonessential travelers from coming into the state.
The state’s tech chief briefed a state Senate committee Monday on what’s being done to alleviate an outmoded and overloaded computer system handling unemployment claims, while the committee unloaded on the governor’s chief of staff about the pace of repurposing idled state employees to help take phone calls for the Unemployment Insurance Division.
HONOLULU — People in Guam are used to a constant U.S. military presence on the strategic Pacific island, but some are nervous as hundreds of sailors from a coronavirus-stricken Navy aircraft carrier flood into hotels for quarantine. Officials insist they have enforced strict safety measures.
Editor’s note: This is the second article in a two-part series examining some of the challenges teachers, parents and students are facing amid the coronavirus pandemic and the statewide closure of schools.