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When it comes to public bathrooms, Honolulu is doing the opposite of what the CDC advises.
The mayors of Oahu and Maui ordered most residents to stay at home except for essential errands, while Hawaiian airlines announced it was suspending nearly all long-haul flights.
One prosecutor — Justin Kollar of Kauai — has signed on to a national initiative to release some low level offenders not considered a threat to the community.
Political campaigning in the face of the coronavirus will be a whole different thing.
UPDATED: Maui is taking similar steps and Gov. David Ige says some sort of statewide action is in the works as state lawmakers put pressure on the administration to do more.
The airline, which is Hawaii’s largest private employer, faces uncertainty amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
The governor needs to take charge and declare a state of emergency. He should order people to shelter in place and call up the National Guard.
Gov. David Ige mandated all residents and visitors flying to Hawaii self-quarantine in hotels or at home for two weeks.
Updated: The order is intended to bring tourism to a near halt. But top lawmakers want Ige to go further and require residents to shelter in place.