A controversial bill that outlined a state health department screening response during public health emergencies has died at the state Capitol.
State officials reported 41 new cases on Tuesday, the highest single-day increase since the start of the pandemic.
A dozen residents of Hale Nani have been infected so far, along with six staff members.
The proposal requires travelers get a COVID-19 test before departure to Hawaii to bypass quarantine, creating concerns about who would provide the testing.
A new study says a similar approach could save the state money by providing a place where the homeless, the mentally ill and others can get help without going to the ER.
The string of cases related to Oahu’s largest nursing facility totals 16.