Hawaii is struggling to get to a 70% vaccination rate. Some think unvaccinated COVID-19 survivors should be factored in.
Events promoters in particular are still chafing under continuing restrictions that have kept their operations limited for more than a year.
The decision hinges on whether the FDA gives vaccines full approval.
The North Shore and West Oahu lag significantly behind other parts of the island in terms of COVID-19 vaccination rates.
But a breakdown of individual facilities shows mixed results, with 89% inoculated at the Kulani Correctional Facility and 23% at the jail in Hilo.
Gov. David Ige says the state is close enough to being 60% vaccinated that he is easing COVID-19 restrictions.
A volunteer project connected to the Movers & Shakas program led to paid internship opportunities for some public high school students.
Lt. Gov. Josh Green had publicly urged the governor to end the pre-travel testing requirement on July 1.
Oceanit developed a spit test and one using nasal swabs that are currently in clinical trials.