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National Guard Now Checking Passengers For Fevers At Hawaii Airports Cory Lum/Civil Beat

National Guard Now Checking Passengers For Fevers At Hawaii Airports

The screenings are expected to be happening at all state airports by the end of the week.

Honolulu To Get $91 Million For Transit During Coronavirus Outbreak Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu To Get $91 Million For Transit During Coronavirus Outbreak

It’s not clear yet precisely how the city will spend those federal dollars. Officials say they’re still incurring costs, so it’s still too early to know.

Hawaii Public Workers Want Hazard Pay During Coronavirus Pandemic Photo courtesy of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Public Workers Want Hazard Pay During Coronavirus Pandemic

Public sector leaders are also criticizing Gov. David Ige for what they see as shoddy communication and coordination during the crisis.

Honolulu Cuts Some Bus Service As Ridership Plummets Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Cuts Some Bus Service As Ridership Plummets

Transit officials do aim to keep enough buses on the road so riders can practice social distancing against the threat of COVID-19.

Hara: Quarantine Protocols Will Soon Extend To Interisland Travel Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hara: Quarantine Protocols Will Soon Extend To Interisland Travel

State senators also press for medical screenings of all arriving passengers to Hawaii, not just a 14-day self-quarantine.

Have An Expired Vehicle Safety Check? It’s Now Valid Through May Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Have An Expired Vehicle Safety Check? It’s Now Valid Through May

With roads clear of heavy traffic, many contraflow lanes on Oahu will be suspended during the COVID-19 crisis, too.

Restaurants Can Apply To Use Curbside Parking For Food Pickup Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

Restaurants Can Apply To Use Curbside Parking For Food Pickup

Food trucks can also apply to use the city’s metered stalls for free as the COVID-19 crisis takes its toll on local eateries.

Honolulu Bus Drivers ‘On The Front Lines’ Of The Coronavirus Crisis Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Bus Drivers ‘On The Front Lines’ Of The Coronavirus Crisis

UPDATED: Passenger counts have plummeted as COVID-19 numbers climb. Some drivers remain wary of what lies ahead.

MIT Researcher: Honolulu Airport Wasn’t A Virus ‘Super-Spreader’ This Time Cory Lum/Civil Beat

MIT Researcher: Honolulu Airport Wasn’t A Virus ‘Super-Spreader’ This Time

The author of a study on Honolulu’s unique potential to spread contagion says we’re lucky the coronavirus moved west out of China, not east toward the islands.