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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…

BOE votes to delay reopening of public schools until Aug. 17

The Board of Education on Thursday voted to delay the reopening of public schools by two weeks ― until Aug. 17. The extra time is designed to give teachers, principals, and other staff members time to prepare for the return…

Kauai County limits the size of social gatherings again as statewide cases rise

Kauai County is reinstating some strict social distancing rules. Mayor Derek Kawakami said Gov. Ige approved his orders to re-limit the size of indoor gatherings like parties, and other social events. Per the…

School Garden Talk Story: School Peace Gardens

Join this online event to learn about how you can be part of the Hawaiʻi School Peace Gardens movement. Visit our events page for more details or register for this free event now!  

As economic crisis deepens, Hawaii Foodbank vows to support families still struggling

As Hawaii’s leaders are signaling that our serious economic crisis will likely only worsen in the months to come, the state’s largest foodbank is continuing its work to support families that are facing food insecurity. The…

State releases new details on what school year will look like at individual campuses

The state Department of Education released new details Wednesday on what the upcoming school year will look like at individual campuses. Principals at Hawaii’s 283 public schools are able to decide which instructional model…

City extends emergency order mandating face masks, safety protocols

The city’s emergency order aimed at limiting the size of gatherings, requiring that businesses follow safety protocols, mandating that people wear masks, and keeping some “high risk” businesses closed has been extended through July…
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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…

YMCA’s free grab-and-go meal service being extended another month

The YMCA says it will extend its grab-and-go meal services through the end of July. Free lunches will be handed out at nine Oahu locations for kids 18 years and under Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The…

Free COVID-19 testing to be offered Saturday at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex

The city will support another drive-thru COVID-19 testing event this weekend at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex in Waipahu. The Premier Medical Group Hawaii will offer the tests for free for those without insurance from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.…

State to get $90M for coronavirus screening, testing help at airports

The state legislature has appropriated $90 million dollars for infrastructure improvements at Hawaii’s airports to help screen arriving passengers for coronavirus, a legislative spokesperson said Friday. The money, according…