Fewer people in West Hawaii are turning out for The Food Basket’s monthly food drop, however, the nonprofit has a new worry to keep an eye on as the Big Island rebounds from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Another two dozen inmates at Hawaii Community Correctional Center have tested positive for COVID-19, the Department of Public Safety reported Friday.
Hawaii U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz on Thursday reintroduced legislation that would accelerate the federal Bureau of Prisons’ approval process for compassionate release during a public health emergency.
Mediation centers on the Big Island are preparing for an influx of cases when the state’s eviction moratorium ends in August.
Twenty-eight inmates were transferred from Hawaii Community Correctional Center to facilities on Oahu to reduce some overcrowding at the jail, which is currently experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak that has sickened more than 200.
The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to summer.
Nearly a dozen inmates at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center have filed motions for early release a amid an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak at the Hilo jail.
Four new COVID-19 cases were reported by state health officials Monday on the Big Island, bringing the total case tally to 3,142.
After a year of struggle, Volcano will welcome travelers’ return to Hawaii with the second Experience Volcano Festival in August.
Hawaii’s high unemployment rate may have left it unprepared for the coming flood of tourists as the pandemic lessens, tourism industry representatives said Friday.
New coronavirus infections and deaths in the U.S. are down dramatically from earlier highs, though more contagious variants are spreading. Most people are now are at least partially vaccinated, yet lingering hesitancy has slowed the pace and even caused some doses to go to waste.
State leaders are hopeful that recently announced incentives and benchmarks will entice more people to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, but it’s too soon to tell what effect those efforts will actually have on inoculation numbers.