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Honolulu City Councilman Tommy Waters now wants two tests for arriving passengers. His proposed resolution is upsetting his Waikiki tourism industry constituents.
Hawaii’s COVID-19 liaison, Lt. Gov. Josh Green, said the state will unveil more details next week.
Many local businesses have cut back or closed, putting tens of thousands out of work. Economists say don’t expect a turnaround until at least the middle of next year.
Some experts agree that rapid tests could be a useful tool to fight the spread of coronavirus but caution they’re not a panacea for all situations.
A $10 million program funded with CARES Act money is meant to ensure Hawaii has a local supply of protective gear.
Putting a worker on paid leave soon after she blew the whistle can be enough to establish a case under Hawaii’s law. But legal elements can be hard to prove.
Researchers are starting to get more data on just how the extended closure of Hawaii’s tourism industry has impacted the economy.
Jennifer Smith was placed on paid leave weeks after her revelations about the Department of Health led to the director and the state epidemiologist being replaced.