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Monday, March 30, 2020

Inter-Island Travelers to Face Mandatory Quarantine, Hawai‘i Gets $4 Billion in Aid

The circumnavigation of state law will allow out-of-state physicians and nurses to practice in Hawai‘i provided they are currently authorized to do so in another state.
Monday, March 30, 2020

DUIs Drop Dramatically With COVID-19 Pandemic

Statistics show social distancing may be keeping roads safer across Hawai‘i County.
Monday, March 30, 2020

Coronavirus Cases Eclipse 200 in Hawai‘i

O‘ahu was hit hardest with 16 new cases of COVID-19 in the last day, while Kaua‘i went 24 hours without a positive test result.
Monday, March 30, 2020

Big Island Identifies Four New Cases of COVID-19

Gov. David Ige’s stay-at-home proclamation remains in effect until April 30.
Sunday, March 29, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Climb to 175 in Hawai‘i

According to the Department of Health, a total of 122,653 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported nationwide, including 19,332 new cases over the last 24 hours.
Sunday, March 29, 2020

Civil Defense Announces 11th COVID-19 Case on Big Island

Drive-up coronavirus testing will be offered Sunday in Hilo at the Civic Auditorium from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, March 27, 2020

Hawai‘i to Receive ‘Minimum’ of $1.25 Billion in Federal Aid

Mayor Harry Kim said Hawai‘i County’s top priorities will be helping people who lost their jobs due to the global pandemic and businesses most affected because of the general economic downturn. 
Friday, March 27, 2020

Hawai‘i Arrivals Diminish Further As Quarantine Kicks In

A total of 109 people flew into Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keāhole. Only 18 of them were visitors.
Friday, March 27, 2020

Two New Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed on Big Island

The Department of Health on Friday confirmed 14 new cases of coronavirus across all islands, bringing the total up to 120. A week ago, only two cases had been confirmed.
Thursday, March 26, 2020

As Quarantine Kicks In, Hawai‘i Arrivals Plummet

Residents without recent travel histories are allowed some freedom to travel out of their homes for the purposes of exercise and to address essential needs, such as buying groceries and picking up prescriptions. Those under quarantine based on travel do not have the same freedoms.
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Kona Woman First Arrested Under Lockdown Order

Hawai‘i’s first arrest under Gov. David Ige’s stay-at-home, work-at-home order has been made in Kailua-Kona. 
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Hawai‘i Surpasses 100 Cases of Coronavirus

Thus far, at least seven hospitalizations have resulted from COVID-19 infection across the state.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Nurse Believes Big Island Hospital’s Policies Could Spread COVID-19

“The risk cannot be quantified,” Hilo Medical Center said. “There are no studies on prolonged use of PPE.”
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Big Island Hospital Seeks PPE Donations

Items requested include medical-grade goggles, face shields, surgical/N95 masks and gowns/disposable protective suits. All items must be new and in original packaging.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Hawaiian Islands Under Tsunami Watch

The National Weather Service issued the watch at 5:01 p.m.
Monday, March 23, 2020

High Surf, Gale Advisories in Effect for Big Island

A gale warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots are imminent or occurring.
Monday, March 23, 2020

Stay-at-Home Order in Effect for Hawai‘i Beginning Wednesday

Noncompliance with the order will be considered a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 or up to a year in prison. 
Monday, March 23, 2020

Beachgoers Ignore Closures Across Big Island

Parkgoers ranged from indifferent to indignant about the idea that the state and county are attempting to close off the oceanfront to the public in an effort to help curb the spread of COVID-19. 
Monday, March 23, 2020

21 New Cases of COVID-19 Bring State Total to 77

There had been no reports of coronavirus-related deaths in Hawai‘i as of Monday at noon.
Monday, March 23, 2020

Pacific Waste Says it Does Not Expect Service Interruptions

As part of this effort, Pacific Waste, Inc. has requested all businesses and homes it services take efforts to place all generated rubbish into tied off, plastic bags. This includes recyclables.
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