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Coronavirus in Hawaii

Tourism is dropping, the economy is slowing and Hawaii health officials are working to deal with the COVID-19 virus as it spreads in the state.

Pandemic-Weary Americans Plan For Summer Despite Covid Surge AP Photo/Caleb Jones/2022

Pandemic-Weary Americans Plan For Summer Despite Covid Surge

Case counts are as high as they’ve been since mid-February and those figures are likely a major undercount because of unreported positive home test results and asymptomatic infections.

University Of Hawaii Reinstates Indoor Mask Policy Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

University Of Hawaii Reinstates Indoor Mask Policy

The decision was based on recommendations from health experts amid a spike in Covid-19 cases statewide, the university said.

Denby Fawcett: Don’t Keep Us In The Dark About The Current Covid Surge Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Denby Fawcett: Don’t Keep Us In The Dark About The Current Covid Surge

The state’s decision to post numbers only weekly prevents us from knowing how to protect ourselves.

Honolulu Mayor Says A New Mask Mandate Is A ‘Possibility’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu Mayor Says A New Mask Mandate Is A ‘Possibility’

Hawaii officials are worried about a rise in Covid-19 cases but say policy decisions will depend on hospitalizations.

Masks Recommended Indoors On Kauai Due To ‘High’ Covid Risk, CDC Says

Masks Recommended Indoors On Kauai Due To ‘High’ Covid Risk, CDC Says

Kauai has the highest Covid-19 positivity rate in the state.

Hawaii Extends Mask Mandate For Kids In Summer School Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Extends Mask Mandate For Kids In Summer School

State officials expressed concern as Covid-19 case counts rose for the seventh week in a row.

Report: Pacific Islanders Face Increased Risk Of TB Infection Centers for Disease Control

Report: Pacific Islanders Face Increased Risk Of TB Infection

The CDC said the problem was exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, which made eradication efforts even harder.

Officials Urge Caution After Covid Cases Are Linked To Proms Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Officials Urge Caution After Covid Cases Are Linked To Proms

The Hawaii Department of Health confirmed several Covid and flu cases after high school proms on Oahu.

Honolulu Mayor Says A New Mask Mandate Is A ‘Possibility’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu Mayor Says A New Mask Mandate Is A ‘Possibility’

Hawaii officials are worried about a rise in Covid-19 cases but say policy decisions will depend on hospitalizations.

Masks Recommended Indoors On Kauai Due To ‘High’ Covid Risk, CDC Says

Masks Recommended Indoors On Kauai Due To ‘High’ Covid Risk, CDC Says

Kauai has the highest Covid-19 positivity rate in the state.

Hawaii Extends Mask Mandate For Kids In Summer School Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Extends Mask Mandate For Kids In Summer School

State officials expressed concern as Covid-19 case counts rose for the seventh week in a row.

Report: Pacific Islanders Face Increased Risk Of TB Infection Centers for Disease Control

Report: Pacific Islanders Face Increased Risk Of TB Infection

The CDC said the problem was exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, which made eradication efforts even harder.

Officials Urge Caution After Covid Cases Are Linked To Proms Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Officials Urge Caution After Covid Cases Are Linked To Proms

The Hawaii Department of Health confirmed several Covid and flu cases after high school proms on Oahu.

Catherine Toth Fox: Put On Some Real Clothes And Go Back To The Office Courtesy: Catherine Toth Fox

Catherine Toth Fox: Put On Some Real Clothes And Go Back To The Office

Many of us have learned to attend meetings half-dressed and unload on the dog about difficult co-workers, but we’re missing something important.

Hawaii Plans To Destroy Expired Covid Tests That Cost $22.5M Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Plans To Destroy Expired Covid Tests That Cost $22.5M

The state said the kits were bought for nursing homes and prisons in 2020 but were put in storage after the feds provided an easier-to-use version.

Hawaii Has Entered A New Phase Of Pandemic Response, Ige Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Has Entered A New Phase Of Pandemic Response, Ige Says

The state is transitioning away from emergency response mode, the governor said, despite a recent increase in Covid cases.