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Coronavirus in Hawaii

CARES-Funded Lab Hitting Delays In Delivering Coronavirus Tests Cory Lum/Civil Beat

CARES-Funded Lab Hitting Delays In Delivering Coronavirus Tests

The University of Hawaii’s lab is a key part of the city’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lee Cataluna: Behold Honolulu’s Flip-Flopping Mayor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Behold Honolulu’s Flip-Flopping Mayor

The order allowing only solo use of city parks, beaches and trails hasn’t been reversed, but Mayor Kirk Caldwell has a track record of making plans and then taking it all back.

Is DOH Epidemiologist Jennifer Smith Legally Protected As A Whistleblower? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is DOH Epidemiologist Jennifer Smith Legally Protected As A Whistleblower?

Putting a worker on paid leave soon after she blew the whistle can be enough to establish a case under Hawaii’s law. But legal elements can be hard to prove.

VIRUS TRACKER — Sept. 15: 66 New Cases And 2 Deaths In Hawaii Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

VIRUS TRACKER — Sept. 15: 66 New Cases And 2 Deaths In Hawaii

The health department is waiting for medical records to confirm 25 coronavirus-related deaths.

14th Death Reported At Avalon’s Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home Tim Wright/Civil Beat

14th Death Reported At Avalon’s Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home

So far 68 residents and 30 staff have tested positive for COVID-19 at the skilled nursing facility.

Surge Testing Program Is Showing How To Control The Coronavirus On Oahu Courtesy: City and County of Honolulu

Surge Testing Program Is Showing How To Control The Coronavirus On Oahu

Preliminary results of a federal coronavirus surge testing drive on Oahu indicate that the infection’s spread is concentrated in certain communities.

2 Senate Staffers Test Positive For COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

2 Senate Staffers Test Positive For COVID-19

The Senate president says social distancing and other protocols were observed and the risk of spread remains low.

Economist: Hawaii’s Economic Fall Will Be Worse Than Predicted

Economist: Hawaii’s Economic Fall Will Be Worse Than Predicted

Researchers are starting to get more data on just how the extended closure of Hawaii’s tourism industry has impacted the economy.

Coronavirus in Hawaii