At least two dozen Hawaiian Airlines employees contracted COVID-19 at a training in late June. One infected employee who visited a pair of Oahu gyms set off a second disease cluster.
With new surges of COVID-19 cases in key states and a sudden disruption in Hawaii’s testing capacity, Hawaii’s county mayors want the state to rethink its planned Aug. 1 tourism reopening date.
COVID-19 is prompting the University of Hawaii to reduce some of its teaching programs, including a foundational course in human dissection.
A 19-year veteran of the police department, Barry DeBlake was arrested while on duty following an incident that left a 29-year-old woman injured.
The employees started feeling ill last weekend after a training event in Honolulu, according to an airlines spokeswoman.
Scientists in Hawaii are also racing to eradicate disease-carrying mosquitoes that threaten the survival of the islands’ rare and unique forest bird species. But controversial GMO solutions are not yet being considered in Hawaii.
Kauai County forged a similar partnership with the vacation rental platform Vrbo last week. The deals are expected to help the county to enforce vacation rental rules.