The screenings are expected to be happening at all state airports by the end of the week.
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.
Public sector leaders are also criticizing Gov. David Ige for what they see as shoddy communication and coordination during the crisis.
Transit officials do aim to keep enough buses on the road so riders can practice social distancing against the threat of COVID-19.
State senators also press for medical screenings of all arriving passengers to Hawaii, not just a 14-day self-quarantine.
With roads clear of heavy traffic, many contraflow lanes on Oahu will be suspended during the COVID-19 crisis, too.
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.
UPDATED: Passenger counts have plummeted as COVID-19 numbers climb. Some drivers remain wary of what lies ahead.
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.