Because of the uptick in COVID-19 cases in Hawaii, Governor David Ige says the “Hawaii Vaccine Passport” could be delayed at least until May.
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|Vaccine passports for Hawai‘i on hold for now, says Ige
Gov. David Ige said the state is working with the companies CommonPass and CLEAR to develop a vaccine passport, but testing is still in progress. He also expressed optimism that the passport could be rolled out in four weeks and inter-island travel restrictions lifted in May. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Video News. KHON2.
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|Blangiardi is “dead set against” city going back to Tier 2, despite rise in cases
Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi says the city won’t return to Tier 2 restrictions, even as it approaches a two-week average of 50 new cases a day. Instead, the mayor wants to change the tier system to keep current rules in place. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.
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|No big changes recommended in 10-year solid waste master plan
As the county grapples with the Hilo landfill closure and loss of overseas markets for recyclables, there are more general priorities than specific recommendations in a 10-year solid waste plan slated for consideration by the Hawai‘i County Council. West Hawaii Today.
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|Health officials encourage residents to sign up for vaccines
The Department of Health Maui District Health office is currently offering Moderna vaccinations to anyone 18 and older, while Maui Health is offering the Pfizer vaccine to people 16 and up. Maui Now.
Covered bus stop for Kahikinui keiki is installed
|County rejoins state’s Safe Travels program
Both out-of-state and inter-island fliers can now bypass the 10-day travel quarantine by providing a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departing for Kaua‘i. Garden Island. KHON2. KITV4.
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