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Hawaii to lift quarantine for travel between islands June 16

Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Monday that starting on June 16, he will lift the 14-day quarantine for people traveling between the state’s islands that he instituted to control the spread of the coronavirus. A separate 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers arriving from out of state will remain in place. Ige said he was having […]

Hawaii nursing homes to get almost $40M in federal funds amid coronavirus crisis

Hawaii’s nursing homes are set to receive nearly $40 million in federal money to continue operations during the coronavirus pandemic. The funding will go to 39 nursing homes across the islands to cover lost revenue and costs related to COVID-19, including staffing and purchasing personal protective equipment, testing and treating patients who develop the disease, U.S. Senator […]

Honolulu Expanding Virus Testing With Federal Funds

A partnership between Honolulu and the University of Hawaii is estimated to provide nearly 100,000 COVID-19 tests to people on Oahu, Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced on Tuesday. The JABSOM Tropical Medicine Clinic Laboratory will provide “surge capacity” for traditional diagnostic tests that use cotton swabs, establish a new antibody testing program and develop new methods to test for […]

Need a face mask? These organizations are holding distribution events

Many Hawaii residents are scrambling to get their hands on face masks, especially under emergency orders requiring people to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Some organizations are stepping in to help people obtain non-medical masks through distribution events across the state. Every1Hawaii mask distribution events Every1ne Hawaii — a collaboration of people […]