More details emerged Wednesday about a pre-travel testing program that state officials say will still involve only a single mandatory test with random surveillance testing after arrival for some travelers.
Testing travelers twice might help prevent visitors from spreading the virus, but residents are contributing to the rise in case numbers in the 49th state.
A new report from the University of Hawaii suggests Hawaii’s stock of rental housing may shrink as the economy languishes.
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.