Visitor and traveler quarantine roll-back begins 01 August 2020.
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|Virtual Interviews with Business Leaders
Today Hawaii Business Magazine interviews Chason T. Ishii of Atlas Insurance Agency and Lori Teranishi of iQ 360 about what operations look like for their businesses after the COVID-19 crisis.
Virtual Interviews with School Leaders
|Hawaiʻi’s quarantine will be lifted for those who show proof of negative COVID-19 test
All incoming trans-Pacific travelers who wish to opt out of Hawaiʻi’s 14-day quarantine will need to show proof that they had a negative molecular-based COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of their travel, Gov. David Ige announced at a press conference Wednesday. Ige said officials expect to see a rise in virus cases, but Hawaiʻi hospitals are equipped with the capacity to handle new infections. Civil Beat. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Hawaiʻi Public Radio. KHON2. Big Island Video News. Big Island Now. Tribune-Herald. Garden Island. Maui Now. KITV4.
Officials say Hawaiʻi is ready for a rise in COVID-19 cases
A recent insurance industry report that analyzed the number of hospital beds and certified physicians per 1,000 people found that Hawaiʻi was among the least-prepared states in the U.S. for a second wave of the disease. However, state Health Director Bruce Anderson argued Wednesday that Hawaiʻi has plenty of health care capacity and personal protective equipment to handle new coronavirus cases. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
State economic chief: Tourism is ‘who we are’ and must be rebuilt
Hotel industry gears up for lift of trans-Pacific travel restrictions
Lawmakers move to eliminate exemption that has hidden police misconduct for 25 years
Proposed public worker pay raises would cost more than $150 million
Other legislature updates
Submit Feedback to the DOH on COVID-19
The Hawaii State Department of Health is looking to better understand how COVID-19 is impacting our communities. Voice your concerns and provide feedback using this anonymous survey made available by AlohaTrace… click here.
|Mayoral candidates discuss Waikīkī issues
Five Honolulu mayoral candidates discussed issues critical to Waikīkī during a Zoom conference call Wednesday evening hosted by the Waikiki Neighborhood Board and the Waikīkī Improvement Association. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. KHON2.
Struggling restaurants ask city for help
UH Mānoa housing crunch to leave 1,000 students looking off-campus
Ala Moana owner details 400-foot tower plan
Hub Coworking Hawaiʻi & Superpower Academy Offer Support for Working Parents and Keiki
Hawaiʻi’s largest coworking space, the Hub Coworking Hawai’i, and Super Power Academy have created a Superpower Camp to provide working parents a flexible work space and a new educational childcare solution for the summer… read more.
|Libraries reopen with limited services
The Hawaii State Library System started phased reopenings for libraries throughout the state this month. Hilo Public Library opened for book returns and book pickups at the beginning of this month. Library cardholders can use the library’s website or call to make an appointment to check out a book or movie. Tribune-Herald.
Department of Water Supply to reopen for in-person services
Interview: Scott Seu, President and CEO, Hawaiian Electric
“Historically, our company wasn’t big on teleworking or flexible work arrangements. That attitude has completely changed. This experience has shown us in real-time that teleworking doesn’t noticeably diminish productivity and in some cases enhances it,” says Seu… read more.
|Agriculture Department proposal: Questions remain over cost, vetting and need
While many agree on the goal of growing diversified agriculture to reduce Maui County’s reliance on the Mainland, the Maui County Council and the agricultural community are debating whether creating another county government department would help or hinder the process. Maui News.
Maui Police Dept. communications tower approved for West Maui site
|Four new virus cases confirmed on Kaua‘i Health officials identified another household with positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, resulting in four new positive cases on the island and bringing the confirmed positive total up to 12. Garden Island.
Doctors of Waikiki team conducted tests for COVID-19 antibodies in a drive-through format in the parking garage of the Kaua‘i Beach Resort. Garden Island.
Emergency housing program maxed out
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