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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 11/30

After reflecting on all we are thankful for during a challenging year, we have been lucky to have your support! Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, a moment when people around the world come together to give back. Whether through volunteer hours, donations…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 11/16

Thanksgiving, a holiday synonymous with food, family, and gratitude, is just around the corner. COVID-19 means that holiday gatherings will look very different this year, and it can be hard to feel grateful with all of the hardships 2020 has…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 11/2

The holiday season has officially begun, but with COVID-19, celebrations will be different this year. This past weekend, Halloween has shown us that we can adapt our holiday traditions to celebrate safely with a little bit of creativity. Precautions…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 10/19

On October 15, Hawai‘i welcomed over 8,000 travelers on the first day of its pre-travel testing program. This new program allows U.S. trans-Pacific travelers to avoid a 14-day quarantine if they receive a negative COVID-19 test from a trusted…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 10/5

Last month, Governor David Ige announced the pre-travel testing program would start on October 15 after being delayed several times. This program, which Lieutenant Governor Josh Green is in charge of, would allow travelers to skip the 14-day…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 9/21

In just the last two weeks, there have been many changes to Hawaii’s pandemic response. Governor David Ige introduced a new leadership team for the state’s COVID-19 efforts, a date for the pre-travel testing program was announced, guidance…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 9/6

During a pandemic, with so many unknowns, one thing that can ground decision-making is data. For months, the community, media, and lawmakers have called for more data ranging from demographic information to testing turnaround time to where clusters…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 8/24

A Message from the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute: Keep Public Outdoor Spaces Open Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Hawai‘i, and while it is imperative to implement restrictions to stop the spread, restrictions should be evidence-based.…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 8/10

Five months into the pandemic, many are fatigued by the restrictions and sacrifices made to slow the spread of COVID-19. Although it has been repeated for months - wear a mask, wash your hands, practice social distancing, stay home when sick…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 7/27

Last week, Hawai‘i had a record high COVID-19 case counts three days in a row. In July, there have been over 800 new cases, nearly doubling the number of cases in Hawai‘i in a single month. Hawai‘i is fortunate that our healthcare system…