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Leahi Hospital Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Leahi Hospital Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

No residents at the elderly care facility have tested positive for COVID-19 to date.

DOH Names Care Homes Affected by COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOH Names Care Homes Affected by COVID-19

A new list doesn’t include case numbers and is not as comprehensive as advocates would like.

Federal COVID-19 Medical Team Arrives In Hawaii Courtesy The Queen's Health Systems

Federal COVID-19 Medical Team Arrives In Hawaii

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services deployed a team to Honolulu, but it’s far fewer people than the state requested last month.

Teen Vaping Is On The Rise In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Teen Vaping Is On The Rise In Hawaii

Doctors say the trend is particularly worrisome during the pandemic.

Hawaii Has Avoided Large Outbreaks At Care Homes. Can We Keep It That Way? Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Has Avoided Large Outbreaks At Care Homes. Can We Keep It That Way?

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.

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.