Civil Beat Staff

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Honolulu Blesses Outdoor Weddings Even As Case Count Ticks Up Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Blesses Outdoor Weddings Even As Case Count Ticks Up

There will still be restrictions, however, including the number of people allowed on the dance floor.

Hawaii Health Officials Expect To Meet Biden’s Vaccine Timeline Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Health Officials Expect To Meet Biden’s Vaccine Timeline

Next up are people 60-and-older, and if supply holds up, the state should be able to offer vaccines to everyone 16 and older by May.

The Pandemic Has Driven Down Hawaii’s Rate Of Childhood Lead Testing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Pandemic Has Driven Down Hawaii’s Rate Of Childhood Lead Testing

Lead poisoning can have dire consequences for children, which makes detection in the early stages crucial.

Maui Deals With Several COVID-19 Clusters And Highest Rate Of Positive Tests Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Maui Deals With Several COVID-19 Clusters And Highest Rate Of Positive Tests

A revision to the state’s vaccine rollout over the weekend has also led to confusion.

Hawaii’s Rush To Vaccinate Has Led To A Patchwork System With Little Policing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Rush To Vaccinate Has Led To A Patchwork System With Little Policing

Phase 1b was supposed to include only “frontline” essential workers but it has largely been left to interpretation.

Three Hawaii Residents Contract COVID-19 Despite Getting Vaccinations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Three Hawaii Residents Contract COVID-19 Despite Getting Vaccinations

Health officials stressed that a few “breakthrough” cases are expected because the vaccines, though potent, are not 100% effective.

Starting Monday: 65+ Eligible To Get COVID-19 Shots As Hawaii Moves To Phase 1C Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Starting Monday: 65+ Eligible To Get COVID-19 Shots As Hawaii Moves To Phase 1C

The expansion comes as President Biden calls for all adults to get a COVID-19 vaccine by May 1.

South Africa COVID-19 Variant Detected On Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

South Africa COVID-19 Variant Detected On Oahu

Meanwhile, another case of the U.K. variant was confirmed in an Oahu resident who had traveled to Las Vegas.

Lanai And Molokai Are Poised To Broaden COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

Lanai And Molokai Are Poised To Broaden COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

The rest of the state remains in phase 1b allowing only medical workers, people 75 and older and those who work in critical industries to get the shots.