The state Public Defender’s Office will again ask the Hawaii Supreme Court to expedite prisoner releases to lower the inmate population.
A staff member at the Honolulu Federal Detention Facility also tested positive.
Federal negotiators once again failed to strike a deal on a new coronavirus relief package as workers across the country continue to struggle.
UPDATED. The announcement comes after calls from the state teachers union to move to online classrooms for the first quarter.
Nearly all new cases were on Oahu, where health officials say many intensive care units are full or close to full.
The state labor department says it can’t just ramp up staffing overnight, but applicants are growing more desperate.
As more people turn to social media for news, social media pages need to take more responsibility for the information they share.