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How This Hawaiian Homestead’s Swift Response To COVID-19 Paid Off Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How This Hawaiian Homestead’s Swift Response To COVID-19 Paid Off

When the virus spread, a nonprofit in Papakolea Hawaiian Homestead quickly shifted gears to ensuring  kupuna got food, supplies and necessary health care.

Ige: I Told Murakami To Take A Break Courtesy of Hawaii News Now

Ige: I Told Murakami To Take A Break

Scott Murakami, head of the state labor department, went on leave in early June after receiving death threats.

Gov. David Ige Extends Trans-Pacific Travel Quarantine To July 31 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gov. David Ige Extends Trans-Pacific Travel Quarantine To July 31

Interisland travel will be opened on June 16. Passengers will be subject to a temperature check and anyone with a fever over 100.4 degrees will not be allowed to board.

DOH Grants To Fund Virtual Visits For Kupuna Hale Makua Health Services

DOH Grants To Fund Virtual Visits For Kupuna

Amid no-visitor policies prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, some skilled nursing facilities are receiving funds to buy new tablets and laptops for virtual visits.

Report Of COVID-19 Nursing Home Death Wasn’t Accurate, DOH Says

Report Of COVID-19 Nursing Home Death Wasn’t Accurate, DOH Says

There’s more to the story behind new federal data that reports Hawaii’s first COVID-19 death in a nursing facility.

How These Hawaii Kupuna Battle Loneliness During The Pandemic Courtesy Hale Makua

How These Hawaii Kupuna Battle Loneliness During The Pandemic

Care facilities restrict visits from family members and friends because of COVID-19, leaving many elderly people feeling isolated.

Lt. Gov. Green Wants Random COVID-19 Testing At Airports Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lt. Gov. Green Wants Random COVID-19 Testing At Airports

Josh Green is proposing the state ask random airline passengers to take a voluntary test as a way to measure the prevalence of the virus among  travelers.

Care Home Operators Deny DOH Allegations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Care Home Operators Deny DOH Allegations

Four people were issued an order by the health department to cease operations of two care homes in Kaneohe and fined $379,000.

Queen’s, Hawaii Pacific Health Get Big Chunk Of Federal Health Care Bailout Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Queen’s, Hawaii Pacific Health Get Big Chunk Of Federal Health Care Bailout

The $100 million in relief has been a lifeline to Hawaii hospitals and clinics during the pandemic, but it won’t fully cover their losses.