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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 10/5

HIPHI COVID-19 Update 10/5

November 10, 2020

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 quarantine if they test…

Hawaii Foodbank Adds Additional Pop-up Distribution Events

Hawaii Foodbank adds additional pop-up distribution events

October 23, 2020

The Hawaii Foodbank is adding additional food distribution events in late October and November amid continued high need amid the pandemic. This includes four larger-scale distributions on Oct. 30, Nov. 8, Nov. 13 and Nov. 16. “Even with the reboot…

Kokua No Ka Ohana Pop-up Distributions To Begin Sept. 24

Kokua No Ka Ohana pop-up distributions to begin Sept. 24

October 1, 2020

To keep food flowing to its highest-need communities, the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch has launched a series of pop-up food distributions across the island. Called Kokua No Ka ‘Ohana (Help for Families), the food distributions kicked off on Sept. 24…

Bike-share Program Switches Gears During Pandemic

Bike-share program switches gears during pandemic

September 23, 2020

Big Island residents are taking advantage of free, unlimited bicycle rentals that have been offered during the pandemic. Tina Clothier, interim executive director of Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii, or PATH, a West Hawaii-based bicycle and pedestrian advocacy group, said…

“Farm To Car” Program Returns To Support Local Farmers

“Farm to Car” Program Returns to Support Local Farmers

September 22, 2020

The “Farm to Car” program returns this week to provide O‘ahu residents with affordable fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs and other produce from local farmers. The innovative program is a partnership between the City and County of Honolulu and the Hawai‘i…

HIPHI COVID-19 Update 9/21

HIPHI COVID-19 Update 9/21

September 22, 2020

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 for public schools reopenings were released, and surge testing…

HIPHI COVID-19 Update 9/6

HIPHI COVID-19 Update 9/6

September 22, 2020

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 were occurring.…

HIPHI COVID-19 Update 8/24

HIPHI COVID-19 Update 8/24

September 2, 2020

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. We understand the desire to…

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