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Coronavirus in Hawaii

DOH Grants To Fund Virtual Visits For Kupuna Hale Makua Health Services

DOH Grants To Fund Virtual Visits For Kupuna

Amid no-visitor policies prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, some skilled nursing facilities are receiving funds to buy new tablets and laptops for virtual visits.

How A Major Campaign Donor Got A Million-Dollar Cleaning Contract In Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How A Major Campaign Donor Got A Million-Dollar Cleaning Contract In Honolulu

The contract, as well as a job on Maui, was approved after Gov. David Ige suspended procurement rules.

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Use The COVID-19 Crisis To Improve Hawaii’s Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Use The COVID-19 Crisis To Improve Hawaii’s Schools

Many DOE buildings are old and in need of repair. The current closures are a chance to make that happen.

Pacific Islanders, Filipinos Have Highest COVID-19 Rates In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pacific Islanders, Filipinos Have Highest COVID-19 Rates In Hawaii

New data on race shows that Native Hawaiians — previously lumped in with other Pacific Islanders — aren’t currently experiencing higher rates of COVID-19.

Hawaii’s Wedding Business Has Been ‘Completely Demolished’ Mikephamphotography

Hawaii’s Wedding Business Has Been ‘Completely Demolished’

Wedding planners and other vendors say they need some sort of guidance from the state about when larger ceremonies can start up again.

Report Of COVID-19 Nursing Home Death Wasn’t Accurate, DOH Says

Report Of COVID-19 Nursing Home Death Wasn’t Accurate, DOH Says

There’s more to the story behind new federal data that reports Hawaii’s first COVID-19 death in a nursing facility.

The Head Of Hawaii’s Unemployment Office Is On Leave Courtesy of Hawaii News Now

The Head Of Hawaii’s Unemployment Office Is On Leave

It’s not clear whether the leave is voluntary, but agency officials say the labor director had been receiving death threats.

With Tourists Gone, City Will Open Kalakaua to Bikers and Pedestrians PF Bentley/Civil Beat

With Tourists Gone, City Will Open Kalakaua to Bikers and Pedestrians

The temporary program mirrors a global trend to give people more street space so they can exercise at a safe distance.

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.

Coronavirus in Hawaii