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.
The Honolulu vaccine clinic run by Hawaii Pacific Health may continue to offer a walk-in option if there’s demand.
Federal COVID-19 relief funds helped local groups coordinate outreach to better serve kupuna who were often isolated during the pandemic.
State officials hope to broaden the exemption to include travelers from the mainland as early as this summer but have not set a date.
Officials on Maui, meanwhile, are monitoring nearly two dozen infection clusters.
Even as benefits programs expand and school meal programs shift, food insecurity is expected to continue to grow in the islands.
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.
Advanced practice registered nurses now have the green light to assist patients with abortions during the first trimester.
Soon, travelers may be able to upload vaccination documents to Hawaii’s online travel health form to skip the mandatory quarantine.