The state Supreme Court ordered the release of certain inmates because physical distancing is not possible, which potentially places inmates and staff at risk of death.
Staff and inmates alike have been infected as COVID-19 spreads inside Hawaii’s largest jail.
Gov. David Ige announced new cabinet members Monday.
A staff member at the Honolulu Federal Detention Facility also tested positive.
The governor used his line-item veto power to withhold about $366 million in federal relief funds.
The coronavirus pandemic has presented unique challenges to overall readiness.
On its current forecast track, Hawaii will start feeling the impacts of Douglas late Saturday into Sunday.