Approximately 1,085 COVID-19 cases have been documented in Hawaii during the past two weeks.
Measure introduced by House Speaker Scott Saiki would prevent Kauai from requiring the extra test.
Approximately 7% of COVID-19 patients diagnosed in the state to date have been hospitalized.
The governor’s economic development leaders say they want to carefully craft a plan that will hold up for the long term. But legislative leaders aren’t convinced.
If Oahu sees few cases over the next two weeks, it could move into Tier 3 of its reopening plan with fewer restrictions.
The state labor department made a deal to replace an antiquated mainframe but it won’t help with the current wave of claims.
Some argue the state should prioritize the most vulnerable before vaccinating a long list of essential workers.
Hundreds of people from Pacific islands and territories have been stranded abroad for months after their homelands closed borders early in the pandemic.
Both fatalities were reported on Oahu, raising the state’s total to 418.