Civil Beat Staff

Anita Hofschneider

Anita Hofschneider is a reporter covering social issues for Civil Beat. She previously covered city and state politics, the environment, land use and housing. Her work has won multiple national, regional and local awards.

Prior to starting at Civil Beat, Anita covered the 2013 Hawaii legislative session for the Associated Press and interned at the Wall Street Journal in New York. She graduated from Harvard with honors in 2012 and is originally from the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

You can follow Anita on Twitter @ahofschneider, on Instagram @anitahofschneider or email her at ahofschneider@civilbeat.org.

Moderna Boosters Now Available After Five Months Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Moderna Boosters Now Available After Five Months

Adults who have been vaccinated with either Moderna or Pfizer can now get boosters five months after their second shot.

Hawaii Covid-19 Hospitalizations Rise As The Omicron Surge Continues Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Covid-19 Hospitalizations Rise As The Omicron Surge Continues

Hawaii health officials are urging everyone to get vaccinated, and urging people who are vaccinated to get booster shots to avoid overwhelming hospitals.

HPU Hopes A New School Of Nursing Will Boost Recruiting Efforts Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

HPU Hopes A New School Of Nursing Will Boost Recruiting Efforts

The need to attract more nurses is a longstanding problem in Hawaii, but the pandemic has intensified the problem.

 

Hawaii Faces A Shortage In Covid Treatments As Cases Reach New Highs Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Faces A Shortage In Covid Treatments As Cases Reach New Highs

The Health Department reported a record 4,789 cases on Thursday, saying the high number was in part the result of New Year’s celebrations.

Honolulu Caps Capacity of Large Indoor Events To Slow Covid Spread Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu Caps Capacity of Large Indoor Events To Slow Covid Spread

The city is also increasing availability of vaccines and booster shots to prevent severe illness.

Covid Case Counts Are Higher Than Ever. The Good News — Hospitalizations Aren’t Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Covid Case Counts Are Higher Than Ever. The Good News — Hospitalizations Aren’t

Some Covid-19 watchers say that hospitalization numbers are more important than daily case counts given omicron’s transmissibility.

Hawaii Reports Record High 3,484 New Covid Cases Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Reports Record High 3,484 New Covid Cases

Officials urge people to celebrate outdoors this weekend and get vaccinated and boosted to avoid severe illness from omicron.

Defiant Honolulu Mayor Defends His Approach To Omicron Surge Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Defiant Honolulu Mayor Defends His Approach To Omicron Surge

Mayor Rick Blangiardi said businesses know what to do to limit Covid-19 spread and don’t require further restrictions, despite admonishments from the state Department of Health.

Hawaii Officials Say To Avoid Large Gatherings But Hold Off On More Restrictions Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Officials Say To Avoid Large Gatherings But Hold Off On More Restrictions

Covid-19 cases are skyrocketing in Hawaii, where 26.2% of people are still unvaccinated and 60% of people eligible for boosters haven’t gotten them, according to the Health Department.