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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…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 7/13

In the last two weeks, Hawai‘i has seen a surge in new cases. Although Hawai‘i is fortunate that its current caseload is manageable, the recent spike in cases has caused Governor David Ige to reconsider opening the state to tourism on August…
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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,…