Planning director sends employees home: Close contacts of two employees test positive for COVID-19

The Hilo Planning Department is closed due to COVID-19 on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. The department provided a box for residents to drop off permit applications and other correspondence. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

Michael Yee

The county Planning Department office in Hilo was closed to the public and operating Thursday with just two officials at the oars after close contacts of two employees tested positive for coronavirus.