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Coronavirus in Hawaii

How These Hawaii Kupuna Battle Loneliness During The Pandemic Courtesy Hale Makua

How These Hawaii Kupuna Battle Loneliness During The Pandemic

Care facilities restrict visits from family members and friends because of COVID-19, leaving many elderly people feeling isolated.

Bullying Feud Again Thwarts Senate Hearing On Hawaii Economy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bullying Feud Again Thwarts Senate Hearing On Hawaii Economy

Mike McCartney says senators have intimidated his staff. He won’t allow a discussion on economic recovery plans until the Senate president steps in.

Lt. Gov. Green Wants Random COVID-19 Testing At Airports Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lt. Gov. Green Wants Random COVID-19 Testing At Airports

Josh Green is proposing the state ask random airline passengers to take a voluntary test as a way to measure the prevalence of the virus among  travelers.

VIRUS TRACKER — JUNE 4: 2 New COVID-19 Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

VIRUS TRACKER — JUNE 4: 2 New COVID-19 Cases

One of those who tested positive was on Oahu, while a Hawaii resident was diagnosed outside of the islands.

Hawaii’s Jobless Grow Desperate As Unemployment Approvals Lag Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Jobless Grow Desperate As Unemployment Approvals Lag

The state’s labor department is still trying to determine how many claims are left — and how long it will take to process them all.

Honolulu Unveils $19 Million Plan To Coordinate Economic Recovery Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Unveils $19 Million Plan To Coordinate Economic Recovery

The city wants to use federal aid to help achieve what has been a goal for years: diversifying the economy.

People Are Avoiding The Doctor Due To COVID-19 Fears Cory Lum/Civil Beat

People Are Avoiding The Doctor Due To COVID-19 Fears

ER visits are way down at most hospitals. So too are visits for preventive care like colonoscopies or eye exams.

The Pandemic Is Proving Too Much For Some Big Island Businesses Tom Hasslinger/Civil Beat

The Pandemic Is Proving Too Much For Some Big Island Businesses

Kona is emerging from weeks of being shutdown but already the business landscape is looking different.

Denby Fawcett: Entering A World Of Uncertainty As Hawaii Reopens Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Entering A World Of Uncertainty As Hawaii Reopens

Gov. David Ige shouldn’t be pressured into reopening the state for tourism too early.

UH Football Player Arrested For Violating Quarantine UH Screenshot

UH Football Player Arrested For Violating Quarantine

Venasio “Solo” Vaipulu reportedly left his designated quarantine location daily.

Hawaii Will End Interisland Travel Quarantine June 16 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Will End Interisland Travel Quarantine June 16

Gov. David Ige described the move as the first, incremental step to reopening Hawaii to tourists from outside of the state.

Danny De Gracia: Go Ahead And Shop, You’ll Be Fine Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Go Ahead And Shop, You’ll Be Fine

A trip to an Ala Moana Center watch dealer shows just how far businesses have come in changing their protocols.

Coronavirus in Hawaii