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Can People In Hawaii Stop Wearing Masks Outdoors? Not Yet Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can People In Hawaii Stop Wearing Masks Outdoors? Not Yet

The CDC updated its guidance to say fully vaccinated people don’t need to wear masks outdoors except among crowds of strangers, but the state hasn’t changed its rules.

Honolulu’s Pier 2 COVID-19 Vaccination Center To Offer Walk-Ins Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu’s Pier 2 COVID-19 Vaccination Center To Offer Walk-Ins

The Honolulu vaccine clinic run by Hawaii Pacific Health may continue to offer a walk-in option if there’s demand.

The Pandemic Has Transformed How Aid Groups Help Elderly In Need Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Pandemic Has Transformed How Aid Groups Help Elderly In Need

Federal COVID-19 relief funds helped local groups coordinate outreach to better serve kupuna who were often isolated during the pandemic.

Hawaii To Let Vaccinated Interisland Travelers Skip Quarantine Starting May 11

Hawaii To Let Vaccinated Interisland Travelers Skip Quarantine Starting May 11

State officials hope to broaden the exemption to include travelers from the mainland as early as this summer but have not set a date.

Very Few Vaccinated People Have Caught COVID-19 In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Very Few Vaccinated People Have Caught COVID-19 In Hawaii

Officials on Maui, meanwhile, are monitoring nearly two dozen infection clusters.

Hawaii Sees ‘Startling’ Increase In Number Of Children Facing Hunger Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Sees ‘Startling’ Increase In Number Of Children Facing Hunger

Even as benefits programs expand and school meal programs shift, food insecurity is expected to continue to grow in the islands.

Hawaii Pauses Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Following Federal Guidance Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Pauses Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Following Federal Guidance

UPDATE: Dr. Libby Char, the director of the Department of Health, said Hawaii remains on track to open vaccine eligibility to all residents by April 19.

New Law Expands Abortion Access For Non-Viable Pregnancies

New Law Expands Abortion Access For Non-Viable Pregnancies

Advanced practice registered nurses now have the green light to assist patients with abortions during the first trimester.

Hawaii Is Working Out The Details Of A COVID-19 Vaccine Passport

Hawaii Is Working Out The Details Of A COVID-19 Vaccine Passport

Soon, travelers may be able to upload vaccination documents to Hawaii’s online travel health form to skip the mandatory quarantine.