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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 6/29

Hawai‘i took an important step forward in reopening its economy when Governor David Ige announced the plan to end the mandatory 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers on August 1, 2020 if they test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 6/15

After weeks of very low cases, we have seen a recent spike in COVID-19 cases over the last few days . Some of this is to be expected as the state slowly reopens, but is also an important reminder that the virus is still present and we cannot…
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HIPHI Youth Council Member Working to Get PPE to Frontline Workers

By Noelle Nakaoka, Punahou ‘20, Hawai’i Public Health Institute Youth Council Member and Charipay Intern HIPHI Youth Council member Noelle Nakaoka didn’t let COVID-19 keep her from helping others. She joined other Youth Council members…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 6/1

Last week, the world witnessed the heartbreaking and horrific death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis. Protests occurring across the nation are in response to the long history of oppression,…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 5/18

This afternoon, Governor David Ige announced his 8th emergency proclamation, “Act with Care.” Along with the proclamation, the Governor released the state’s plan to reopen, which will guide both county and state decisions. Based on this…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 5/11

Hawai‘i has begun to take the first steps of reopening our economy - the Governor had given some low-risk businesses the green light to open as early as last week. Today, the State Legislature went back to work to tackle the budget deficit,…
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Clarification on Governor’s 7th Emergency Proclamation: What’s Open for Business?

On Tuesday, Governor David Ige announced his “Safer at Home” order, which included the first phase of reopening our economy by allowing low-risk businesses to resume work. However, with variations between the counties and different messages…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 5/4

In these uncertain times, one of the few bright spots are the many acts of kindness and generosity that have risen out of the crisis. Tomorrow, May 5, is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving in response to the unprecedented need caused…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 4/27

Hawai‘i continues to show positive signs, with the number of new COVID-19 continuing to slow and our healthcare system is operating within its capacity. Over the weekend, Governor Ige extended the stay-at-home order until May 31, with the…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 4/20

Hawai‘i is now in its fourth week of the statewide stay at home order and currently has 584 cases of COVID-19, with 423 recovered and 10 deaths. Thanks to your efforts to reduce the spread, Hawai‘i has among the lowest documented rates of…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 4/13

As another week of staying home passes, we hope you continue to stay physically and mentally well. We have seen encouraging signs that the number of new COVID-19 cases in Hawaiʻi has been slowing, but also have tragically seen more deaths and…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 4/6

It’s been about two weeks since the stay-at-home order, and many of us may be feeling anxious, stressed, bored, and lonely. In response, this week’s webinar features Mestisa Gass, PsyD. Program Director, Mental Health America of Hawaiʻi,…