HONOLULU — The state Department of Health on Tuesday asked lawmakers to appropriate about $2.5 million to fund a program at the University of Hawaii that would train workers to track contacts of people who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Premier Medical Group, with the support of the County of Hawaii, HOPE Services and Hawaii National Guard, will offer drive-through COVID-19 screening and testing clinics in Waimea on Friday and Kapaau on Saturday.
HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers said Monday they plan to plug a projected $1 billion hole in the state budget for the upcoming fiscal year by using money from the rainy day fund, reducing vacancies in state bureaucracies and issuing bonds.
NEW YORK — A top world health official Monday warned that countries are essentially driving blind in reopening their economies without setting up strong contact tracing to beat back flare-ups of the coronavirus.
Thieves reportedly broke into a locked storage shed at Isaac Kepookalani Hale Beach Park early Monday and stole Hawaii Fire Department equipment, including a Polaris off-road vehicle used to launch the park’s rescue water craft.