Governor Ige won’t change mask and travel rules because COVID-19 numbers are still too high.
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|Governor says he won’t change mask and travel rules as infection numbers are too high
Gov. David Ige said he is concerned that recent COVID-19 cases appear to be stuck at an elevated level, and he doesn’t expect to ease restrictions to the state’s mask mandate or travel entry requirements soon. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
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