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Eleni Gill is a reporter covering public health for Civil Beat. Her coverage is funded in part by a grant from Report for America, an initiative of the GroundTruth Project.
She covers disparities in health care outcomes and access to care among Native Hawaiians and other ethnic groups, low-income communities and residents of more remote areas.
She has won numerous awards for excellence in journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter.
Eleni was born and raised in Honolulu and graduated from Roosevelt High School. She graduated from American University in 2014 and earned her master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley in 2019.
Owners of small care homes say existing guidance is confusing, resources are scarce and they are not trained to deal with outbreaks of this nature.
Honolulu’s mayor still wants bars to close, but walked back efforts to mandate masks in public after being advised they aren’t medically necessary when people are socially distanced.
State officials urged the public to continue wearing masks, after 60 new cases were identified Friday.
UPDATED: An elderly woman on Oahu died on Wednesday, taking the state’s COVID-19 death toll to 26.
The funds will help bolster testing, contact tracing and COVID-19 surveillance.