A new report from the high-profile committee says the state’s pre-travel test program has been working fine and asks the governor to back off a stricter 14-day quarantine.
Business and political leaders criticized the governor for changing a program that seems to be working.
A wholesale shift to employees working from home amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has softened the office market but there’s been no mass exodus from office space.
Gov. David Ige tightened restrictions as Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell cast doubt on the state’s surveillance program.
Money set aside to help struggling renters and small businesses will be used to replenish the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund if the cash isn’t spent by Dec. 31.
Even after the pandemic passes, some industries may need fewer workers, business excecutives say.
The rate of cases slipping through the cracks of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program is lower than the state’s base rate of COVID-19 cases.
The state’s largest private employer before COVID-19 struck, Hawaiian Airlines business took a nosedive in the third quarter of 2020.