Long list of businesses, state facilities require proof of vaccination or negative test results.
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Long list of O‘ahu businesses, state facilities now require proof of vaccination or test result
The city’s Safe Access O‘ahu program went into effect Monday, putting in place the vaccine-or-test mandate at restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theaters, attractions and other venues. Customers can bring their actual vaccine card, a photo of it, or use the state’s SMART Health Card app. They can also show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 48 hours.
Hawai‘i firms are pushing innovation amid the pandemic
When Volta Inc. went public last month, it was a major milestone for Hawai‘i as the company was born here and funded by local investors. Lisa Kleissner, co-founder and board chair of the business accelerator Hawai‘i Investment Ready, says the status quo — an economy where half of residents struggle paycheck to paycheck — simply can’t continue. She and others are pushing for innovation, from investing in local small companies to building a national energy laboratory.
Health officials report 461 new COVID-19 cases; vaccination rate ticks up
Today’s reported cases include 311 on O‘ahu, 82 on Hawai‘i Island, 32 on Maui, 27 on Kaua‘i, 2 on Moloka‘i and 7 residents who were diagnosed outside the state. No new deaths were reported, leaving the coronavirus death toll at 660; 71 of those deaths were reported this month. About 65.5% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated, while 73.8% have received at least one dose.
Gov. David Ige warns of more gathering restrictions if COVID-19 cases spike again.
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