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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,…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 3/30

HIPHI continues to work and serve the needs of the community. As mentioned in our last email, HIPHI is committed to providing you weekly email updates on Mondays and a webinar on Wednesdays. Our first webinar featuring Lieutenant Governor Josh…
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Food Systems Education for All! An Update on 2020 Legislative Efforts

NOTE: The state legislature has gone on hiatus as of March 16, 2020 in response to COVID-19. The recess will go on indefinitely until the state House and Senate leaders decide when the session should reconvene. The content in this article reflects…
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Oral Health Update

The Hawai‘i Oral Health Coalition (HOHC) has been hard at work for the first quarter expanding efforts to improve oral health in our state. With over 30 members from Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Maui and Big Island, prevention, advocacy and access have…
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Update from our Executive Director

Aloha everyone, 2020 has started out more challenging than most of us expected. Most of us can’t keep up with information that continues to come out faster than we can read it. Like you, we are concerned about the risk that COVID-19 presents…