A large increase in cases could stress Hawaii’s hospital capacity.
Clinic directors say coronavirus relief funds will help cover testing and contact tracing costs as well as provide families with direct financial relief.
In the last two weeks, people in Hawaii have caught the virus at college parties, elementary and intermediate schools and on shared lunch breaks.
Coronavirus-related claims are being denied at higher rates than other claims because it’s hard to prove whether an employee caught the virus at work.
No new deaths were reported.
Efforts to enforce travel quarantines have fallen flat in other states, but Hawaii has unique advantages.
The official death toll is now 222, although seventeen deaths on Hawaii island are still missing from that total.