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House COVID Committee Pushes Back Against New Quarantine Rule For Hawaii Travelers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House COVID Committee Pushes Back Against New Quarantine Rule For Hawaii Travelers

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.

House Speaker: Changing Hawaii’s Pre-Travel Testing Program ‘Doesn’t Serve The Public’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House Speaker: Changing Hawaii’s Pre-Travel Testing Program ‘Doesn’t Serve The Public’

Business and political leaders criticized the governor for changing a program that seems to be working.

‘Treading Water’: Working From Home Hasn’t Hurt Hawaii’s Office Rental Market — Yet Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Treading Water’: Working From Home Hasn’t Hurt Hawaii’s Office Rental Market — Yet

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.

Pre-Travel Test Results Delayed? Get Ready To Quarantine For 2 Weeks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pre-Travel Test Results Delayed? Get Ready To Quarantine For 2 Weeks

Gov. David Ige tightened restrictions as Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell cast doubt on the state’s surveillance program.

Time Is Running Out For Hawaii To Spend $877 Million In Coronavirus Relief Funds Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Time Is Running Out For Hawaii To Spend $877 Million In Coronavirus Relief Funds

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.

Executives Foresee Long-Term Changes To The Workplace After COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Executives Foresee Long-Term Changes To The Workplace After COVID-19

Even after the pandemic passes, some industries may need fewer workers, business excecutives say.

Post-Travel Screening Indicates Pre-Travel Testing Is Working Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Post-Travel Screening Indicates Pre-Travel Testing Is Working

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.

7 Ways To Repair Hawaii’s Broken Economy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

7 Ways To Repair Hawaii’s Broken Economy

State and local officials have yet to produce economic recovery plans. But business leaders have ideas on what’s needed to help stop the state’s financial free fall.

Dark Days: Hawaiian Airlines’ Struggles Reflect The Pain Of The Tourism Industry Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Dark Days: Hawaiian Airlines’ Struggles Reflect The Pain Of The Tourism Industry

The state’s largest private employer before COVID-19 struck, Hawaiian Airlines business took a nosedive in the third quarter of 2020.