HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige said Friday that the state will drop its quarantine and COVID-19 requirement for travelers once 70% of the state’s population has been vaccinated against the disease. Hawaii will also lift its requirement that people wear masks indoors once that level has been reached, he said.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden, facing a self-imposed July 4 deadline to have 70% of U.S. adults at least partly vaccinated against the coronavirus, tried Wednesday to rally the nation to meet that goal, announcing an offer of free child care for parents and caregivers while they receive their shots and a national canvassing effort resembling a get-out-the-vote drive.
Nearly 4,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered Tuesday across the state.
Two additional Hawaii Community Correctional Center staff tested positive for COVID-19, the Department of Public Safety announced Wednesday. However, no new positive cases cropped up among inmates.
HONOLULU — This year’s flu season has been virtually wiped out amid COVID-19 restrictions and safety precautions.
A COVID-19 outbreak at Hawaii Community Correctional Center has grown to include 77 inmates and nine staff members, the state Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday.
An online survey commissioned by the University of Hawaii’s Public Policy Center has found Hawaii residents want a more regulated visitor industry and for tourists to pay a higher share of the state’s infrastructure costs.
The number of international students enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Hilo dipped slightly because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but school officials predict a return to pre-pandemic levels in the upcoming fall semester.
HONOLULU — The rush is on.
The state health director said people who were infected by COVID-19 and have recovered should be vaccinated so they’re less likely to become sick if they’re reinfected.
More than five dozen Hawaii Community Correctional Center inmates received positive COVID-19 test results Saturday, bringing the total number of cases associated with the Hilo jail to 72.