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Officials Weigh New Restrictions As Virus Count Spikes On Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Officials Weigh New Restrictions As Virus Count Spikes On Oahu

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.

Honolulu Mayor Wants Bar, Mask Crackdown Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayor Wants Bar, Mask Crackdown

A recent rash of COVID-19 cases on Oahu has Mayor Kirk Caldwell asking the governor’s permission to close bars and impose more strict mask requirements.

Travel Bubble With Japan Inches Closer To Reality Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Travel Bubble With Japan Inches Closer To Reality

Hawaii is among a dozen destinations that received the green light for travel by Japan’s government, but no date is set.

Hawaii Sees Another Record Number Of Daily COVID-19 Cases Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Sees Another Record Number Of Daily COVID-19 Cases

State officials urged the public to continue wearing masks, after 60 new cases were identified Friday.

Hawaii Reports Record 55 COVID-19 Cases In One Day Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Reports Record 55 COVID-19 Cases In One Day

UPDATED: An elderly woman on Oahu died on Wednesday, taking the state’s COVID-19 death toll to 26.

DOH Receives $3.3 Million For Infectious Disease Response Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOH Receives $3.3 Million For Infectious Disease Response

The funds will help bolster testing, contact tracing and COVID-19 surveillance.

Children’s Mental Health Program Receives Federal Funding Boost Courtesy: Keala Foundation

Children’s Mental Health Program Receives Federal Funding Boost

Prior to the pandemic, Hawaii youth have been shown to be at relatively higher risk for mental health and substance use challenges compared to their mainland peers.
Hawaii State Hospital COVID-19 Cluster Grows Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii State Hospital COVID-19 Cluster Grows

Twenty people, half of whom are construction workers, have tested positive for COVID-19 at the forensic hospital campus.

Kona Community Hospital Reports COVID-19 Case Flickr.com

Kona Community Hospital Reports COVID-19 Case

An employee was diagnosed with COVID-19.