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UPDATE: Ige Announces Trans-pacific Pre-Travel Testing Program

Gov. David Ige announced today all travelers arriving in Hawai‘i from out-of-state will be required to get a valid COVID-19 test prior to their arrival, and to show proof of a negative test result, to avoid the 14-day quarantine. The pre-travel testing program begins Aug. 1. Out-of-state travelers arriving in Hawai‘i must get a PCR test prior to arrival from any …

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Kapalua Fire Burns Two Acres

The Maui Fire Department responded to a brush fire north of Maiha Street in Kapalua on Monday. Crews arrived following a 6:56 p.m. alarm to find several small areas of brush on fire. Fire personnel worked to extinguish the fires and electrical crews de-energized power lines in the area. The fire was contained by 7:23 p.m. and deemed out at …

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DOJ Challenges COVID-19 Travel Order

The Department of Justice today filed a statement of interest in Hawaii federal court in support of a lawsuit filed by residents of Nevada and California residents who own property in Hawaii challenging a measure by Governor David Ige in response to COVID 19 that mandates a 14- day self-quarantine for individuals entering Hawaii. The Statement of Interest is part …

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Dead Two-foot Snake Found in Kahului Parking Lot

On June 19, 2020 at about 10:47 a.m., Wailuku Patrol Officers were assigned to a Kahului Restaurant regarding a dead snake being found.  Upon arrival, Officer’s observed a 2-foot-long snake, dead in the front parking lot. The Hawaii Department of Agriculture was contacted and later removed the snake. According to Department of Agriculture personnel, the snake was identified as a …

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Hawai`i Sees Largest Single Day COVID-19 Increase Since Early April

The Hawai‘i Dept. of Health is reporting 27 new positive cases of coronavirus today, which is the highest number reported since April 2. DOH Director, Dr. Bruce Anderson said, “Despite our recent spike in cases, all of our testing and contact tracing procedures are working exactly as intended. Additional cases are being identified and added to the case count as …

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State Issues $1,577,182,720 in Benefits Since March 1

The State has issued a total of $1,577,182,720 since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. DLIR Deputy Director Anne Perreira-Eustaquio said “Ninety percent (90%) of the valid unemployment insurance claims that have come in since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic have been processed and paid out by the DLIR. We also have 12,876 clean claims ready for payment of …

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Fire Crews Extinguish Lanai Brush Fire

The Maui County Fire Department responded to a brush fire in Kaiolohia on Lanai early Thursday morning. Fire crews arrived following a 6:22 a.m. alarm to find approximately 900 square feet of brush smoldering on the shoreline in the “Shipwreck” area. Rough terrain made access to the area difficult but crews were able to access and extinguish the fire using …

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Haleakalā National Park Continues to Increase Access at Sunrise in the Summit District

The National Park Service is following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, as it continues to increase recreational access and services. Beginning Saturday, June 20, 2020 the Summit District of Haleakalā National Park will reopen for sunrise viewing through the sunrise reservation system. In addition: Starting at 7:00 am HST on Thursday, June 18, …

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Mandatory Quarantine for Interisland Travelers Ends

The mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for interisland travelers was lifted today, and things have gone smoothly so far. Departing interisland travelers will continue having their temperature taken and they must complete the new travel and health form prior to each flight. The form includes contact and travel information as well as health-related questions. Passengers are encouraged to complete the form within …

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DOH: Interisland Travel & Health Forms Now Available Online

In advance of the reopening of interisland travel in Hawai‘i, on Tuesday, June 16, the Dept. of Health (DOH) is directing travelers to a new website, where you can download the mandatory interisland travel and health form. All of the details about new procedures related to interisland travel can be found at: https://health.hawaii.gov/travel/.  Governor David Ige said, “I know family …

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