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Hawaii happiest state in the nation, Ige signs proclamation on travel, masks, eviction moratorium; COVID-19 cases back in triple digits, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hula in Hawaii ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii tops ranking as Happiest State in America. Hawaii may have a double-digit unemployment rate and a virtual tourism lockdown, but the state ranks as the Happiest State in America, according to a WalletHub study released Tuesday. Star-Advertiser.Ige’s latest emergency proclamation OKs pre-travel COVID-19 testing and extends travel quarantine, evictions ban. Gov. David Ige today signed a new emergency proclamation that extends Hawaii’s COVID-19 emer...
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Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program becomes more official + United Airlines to pilot pre-flight testing

Well, it’s “official-er” that Hawaii’s new pre-travel testing program is set to begin October 15, 2020.  After a few delays, at least this time, the pre-travel testing program with a start date of October 15, 2020 has made its way into official state documentation. The pre-travel testing program was signed by Governor Ige yesterday, September 23, 2020, in a new supplemental proclamation. This new program allows visitors to be exempt from quarantine if they provide an approved, negative COVID-19...
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United to Make Rapid Covid-19 Tests Available to Travelers

United Airlines has launched a pilot program that gives its customers access to a rapid Covid-19 test before boarding a flight. Starting on Oct. 15, United passengers flying from San Francisco International Airport to Hawaii will have the option of taking a rapid test at the airport. The test, made by Abbott and supplied by...
Tags: Travel, General, Advertising, Hawaii, Airlines, United, United Airlines, Abbott, Travelers, San Francisco International Airport, Coronavirus, Adapting to Crisis

Hawaii COVID-19 cases drop, Caldwell announces 4-phase reopening plan for Honolulu, affordable housing plan dropped after community pushback, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Coffee beans on a drying floor ©2020 All Hawaii News  Coffee Producers Eligible For Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The Hawaiʻi Coffee Association lauded the USDA for including coffee in CFAP funding eligibility. Big Island Video News.Candy maker Hawaiian Host feels squeeze to pay off vendors’ invoices. Hawaiian Host Inc., a 60-year-old kamaaina producer of chocolate-covered macadamia nuts largely enjoyed by tourists, has been one of Hawaii’s businesses hardest-hit by COVID-19 fallou...
Tags: Travel, Usda, Hawaii, Kilauea, Medicaid, Big Island, Maui, Honolulu, Oahu, Waimea, Hawaiian Islands, Caldwell, Office of Economic Development, Kailua, David Ige, Ige

State employee furloughs part of budget-balancing plan, survey shows half of Hawaii residents wary of COVID-19 vaccine, businesses question readiness for tourists, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Courtesy Hawaii Government Employees Association Governor proposes public worker union furloughs that would amount to 10% pay cut for 4 years. Gov. David Ige met with union leaders Monday afternoon to discuss the proposal, which is poised to start Dec. 1 and would likely be coupled with deep cuts to contracts and state programs. Hawaii News Now.Department of Human Services employees told to expect 10% furlough for 4 years. Department of Human Services employees, who continue to assis...
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Uncertainty surrounds Hawaii’s pending tourism reopening

Last week’s announcement of reopening Hawaii tourism starting October 15th with a negative pre-travel COVID-19 test result has mostly been met with optimism. Still, there’s a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the plans and the future of Hawaii tourism. Hawaii’s testing plan needs more details. Some important details of the pre-travel testing plan have been provided, such as Travelers of all ages must pre-test. Travelers are fully responsible for the costs of the tests. Tests must be an F...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Fda, Travelers, Oahu, Hawaii Department of Health, Hawaii News Now, Maui News, CLIA, Star Advertiser, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, COVID, Coronavirus COVID 19, Star Advertiser Sherry Menor McNamara, Per Hawaii News Now Hawaii

Hawaii Senate special session to test live, remote testimony; VA faults veterans home as 24 vets die of COVID-19, jobless rate tied for third worst in nation, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Hawaii state Capitol ©2020 All Hawaii NewsSenate To Hold Special Session In October For Judicial Appointments. The public will have a rare opportunity for live, remote testimony to the Legislature. Civil Beat.Hawaii's Unemployment Rate Ties For Third-Worst In Nation. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday the state's 12.5% seasonally adjusted jobless rate was tied with New York for third-highest in the nation last month. Nevada had the worst rate at 13.2%, while Rhode Island ca...
Tags: Travel, New York, Hawaii, Va, Miami, Associated Press, Nevada, Kilauea, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Pacific, Rhode Island, Robbins, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui

Hawaii educators lay out school reopening guidelines, mayors unclear on pre-travel COVID-19 testing, Caldwell looks to loosen Honolulu lockdown, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Public schools will make ‘gradual’ transition to blended learning in October. Public school parents should prepare for distance learning to continue into the second quarter, but schools will slowly transition to a blended model that includes some in-person instruction starting in mid-October, schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto announced Thursday. Hawaii News Now.Some students could return to Hawaii public schools after fall break. Some public schools may offer blended learning later thi...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Council, Pacific, Udsa, Anderson, Hawaiian Airlines, Maui, Department Of Education, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U S Food and Drug Administration, Board of Regents, West Hawaii, Oahu

Aloha Friday Photo: Turtle at Po’olenalena Beach

Mahalo to Julia Elizabeth for sharing this underwater photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this photo at Po’olenalena Beach in south Maui. Seeing turtles in Hawaii is always a thrill. If you encounter one, be sure to give them space to eat, swim and rest. Allow them at least ten feet (three meters) which is the recommended spacing. Julia Elizabeth also shared this a lovely photo from the shoreline of Po’olenalena Beach. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Turtle at Po’o...
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Ige reassembles COVID-19 team, sets Oct. 15 tourism reopening date; VA 'tiger team' moves in after 15 veteran deaths; Hawaii Island beach closures extended, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Department of Health Director Libby Char  Gov. David Ige announces Oct. 15 as the start of the state’s pre-arrivals testing program. Gov. David Ige has set Oct. 15 as the new date to launch a pre-arrivals testing program to reopen tourism in Hawaii. Star-Advertiser.Ige: Hawaii Will Launch Pre-Travel Testing Program Oct. 15. The long-awaited program to let travelers bypass quarantine is set for next month, but state leaders did not have all the details ironed out on how it will work. Civil...
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It’s a date! Hawaii Safe Travels to begin Oct.15

Hawaii Governor David Ige made a momentous and long-awaited announcement today, the October 15 start of the Safe Travels program to allow trans-Pacific arrivals to be exempted from the mandatory 14-day quarantine by providing a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of arrival. It is the crucial first step in the incremental reopening of […] The post It’s a date! Hawaii Safe Travels to begin Oct.15 appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Hawaii to start pre-travel testing program October 15, 2020

In a press conference on September 16, Hawaii’s Gov. Ige announced that the pre-travel testing program will begin October 15, 2020. The pre-travel testing program will allow trans-Pacific visitors to be exempt from the 14-day quarantine by providing a negative COVID-19 test result within 72-hours of travel. Limited details of the pre-travel testing program were discussed in the press conference. More information will be forthcoming. The details of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program that were m...
Tags: Travel, Kaiser Permanente, Walgreens, Hawaii, Pacific, Cvs, CLIA, Ige, Coronavirus COVID 19

Hawaii most restrictive state in COVID-19 era, hotel industry pushes Ige for reopening, statewide prison testing to begin, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hanauma Bay ©2020 All Hawaii News Hanauma Bay is recovering. Some want to limit crowds in the long run to further protect it. Users of Hanauma Bay are pushing for an online reservation system to reduce the number of visitors and protect the bay’s ecosystem. Hawaii News Now.New study ranks Hawaii as state with most COVID-19 restrictions. A new study by finance website WalletHub ranks Hawaii as the state with the most COVID-19 restrictions in the country. Most states have mask requirements ...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Senate, Hawaii, House, PAC, City Council, Pacific, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Hra, Department Of Health, Josh Green, Honolulu, Hawaii County

Kauai “resort bubble” plan moves forward

Two big stories about Hawaii tourism broke on Tuesday that offer a glimmer of hope for the return of the main driver of the Aloha State’s economy. And goodness knows that many in the islands affected by the Hawaii COVID-19 quarantine shutdown and stay/work at home order welcomes the news. First, Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami […] The post Kauai “resort bubble” plan moves forward appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Kauai, Aloha State, Derek Kawakami

Kauai gets OK to open “resort bubbles.” Would you go?

Last month, we shared the concept of “resort bubbles” which are also known as “geo-fenced” vacations. It had been a while since we’ve heard about “resort bubbles” so we thought that perhaps the idea had been tossed away. That was until yesterday, when the the news came out that Kauai’s plans to actually open resort bubbles was approved by the governor. Per the Star-Advertiser: “Kauai Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami announced today that Gov. David Ige has signed Kauai’s Emergency Rule 16, which would...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Kauai, David Ige, Kauai Police Department, Star Advertiser, Derek S K Kawakami, Coronavirus COVID 19, Enhanced Movement Quarantine

Hawaii's on-again-off-again reopening plans are off again, Honolulu mayor to loosen restrictions, Kauai to open resort bubbles, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii sunset with airplane ©2020 All Hawaii News Gov. Ige says pre-arrivals testing program to reopen tourism probably won’t begin Oct. 1. Gov. David Ige today said that he’s likely to delay for the third time the start of a pre-arrivals testing program to reopen tourism in Hawaii. Star-Advertiser.Pre-travel testing program likely to be delayed beyond Oct. 1. It’s likely that the 14-day mandatory quarantine for all passengers arriving to Hawaii will remain in place beyond Oct. 1, Gov. Da...
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Back to the beach in a pandemic

This humble HAT blogger has a confession to make, and I’ll just come right out and say it: I’m not much of a beach person. I say that because I’ve just returned from a trip to the beach. Like most kids in Hawaii, I “grew up at the beach”. I remember clearly riding my first […] The post Back to the beach in a pandemic appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Governor Ige indicates probable delay in October 1 tourism opening

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser hosted a Facebook Live discussion with Governor Ige on September 14th. Of course, the governor was asked if the October 1st start date for the pre-travel testing program was still the goal. He said that it’s probably not going to be October 1st. He said that in the next few days he’ll be providing a better plan for the scheduling of what the reopening dates will look like. Until the pre-travel testing program is implemented, visitors will have to . — The number of ...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Josh Green, Hawaii News Now, Honolulu Star Advertiser, Ige, Coronavirus COVID 19

Provence Area

We made three trips to France in 20182019 before moving on to Hawaii. We combined the photos and this blog is mostly Provence south of France and the next one will be Provence to Paris and back to Switzerland.As I said before I love driving small
Tags: Travel, France, Hawaii, Paris, Switzerland, Provence, Provence Area

How to Road Trip Around Oahu

Posted: 8/3/20 | August 3rd, 2020 I didn’t know much about Oahu before I visited. Everyone told me it was worth it for Pearl Harbor but to spend the rest of my time elsewhere in Hawaii. Maui and Kauai were where the action was, they said. But Oahu was home to Honolulu’s international airport from which I was catching an onward flight to Taiwan. Since I had limited time, going to multiple islands wasn’t feasible. Fortunately, after spending a full week on Oahu, I can say this: everyone was wron...
Tags: Travel, America, Ted, Taiwan, Hawaii, Airbnb, Mcdonalds, Pearl Harbor, Road Trip, Joe, Waikiki, Kauai, Honolulu, Oahu, Jenny, Leonard

Lt. Gov. Green describes how he and his security detail contracted coronavirus, new contact tracing head moves fast to quell virus, flaws in response cause COVID-19 to spread, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

An apparently exhausted Lt. Gov. Green in July from Facebook Live Lt. Gov. Josh Green: "I guess I had to get COVID to make my point". Lt. Gov. Green explains how one doctor's call not to test a person for COVID-19 potentially exposed dozens of people, and underscores need for more testing and contact tracing. KITV4.Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green says he’s asymptomatic during home quarantine despite testing positive for coronavirus. Green, head of Hawaii’s COVID-19 efforts, announced Friday th...
Tags: Travel, Green, Hawaii, House, PAC, Kim, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Maui, Josh Green, Honolulu, Hawaii County, West Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaii Department of Health, Hawaiian Islands

Coronavirus infections trending downward in Hawaii, Oahu opens hotels to COVID-19 quarantiners, Health Department whistleblower speaks out, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Coronavirus epi curve as of Sept 10, 2020 Hawaii Department of Health DOH Reports Overall Decline in COVID-19 Cases Statewide. Hawai‘i is beginning to regain control of the spread of COVID-19 after nearly six weeks of elevated case numbers throughout the state. Big Island Now.DOH: COVID-19 case numbers appear to be declining. After weeks of increased COVID-19 cases, the state Department of Health said Thursday that Hawaii is beginning to turn the corner and regain control of the spread of...
Tags: Travel, Cdc, Hawaii, Donald Trump, Sierra Club, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Department Of Health, Josh Green, Honolulu, Oahu, Health Department, Department of Agriculture, Hawaii Department of Health, Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii names new tourism chiefHawaii names new tourism chief

John De Fries is first native Hawaiian to lead HTA
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State pushes for Oct. 1 trans-Pacific travel amid gloomy economic forecast, Honolulu City Council chairman resigns, Kauai bans polystyrene, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii airport screening from Department of Transportation video State's pre-travel testing program for transpacific travel scheduled to start October 1. Governor David Ige spoke to the four county mayors on Wednesday about using interisland travel as a pilot for the state's pre-travel testing program. KITV4.Green says state should be ready to reopen to travelers on Oct. 1. Lt. Gov. Josh Green said Wednesday that he does not see any reason the state could not reopen to trans-Pacific trave...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, City Council, Pacific, Department Of Transportation, County, Lanai, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Josh Green, State, Honolulu, Oahu, Pau, Hawaiian Islands

Common mistakes made by Hawaii visitors

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Health Department whistleblower forced out, Honolulu mayor extends stay-at-home order, Hilo jail inmates riot, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Health Department investigator Jennifer Smith PC:KITV4 video Whistleblower at Department of Health says she was placed on leave. Whistleblower at the Department of Health and case investigator Jennifer Smith says that she was placed on leave. KITV4.Hawaii Dept Of Health Whistleblower Forced Out As Shakeup Continues. After revealing flaws in the state’s contact tracing program, Jennifer Smith, a state DOH case investigator, was put on leave on Friday. Civil Beat.DOH whistleblower placed on...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Maui, Department Of Health, State, Honolulu, U S Environmental Protection Agency, West Hawaii, Oahu, U S Army, Health Department, Aloha

United is shifting its strategy as it rebuilds its flight schedule, targeting new pockets of demand in Africa, India, and Hawaii

"We're using this time to re-envision the network to build back, not necessarily the network that we had, but to build the network for the future of United Airlines," said the airline's head of international route planning. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty United Airlines announced new routes on Wednesday, adding service connecting the continental US to Africa, India, and Hawaii. The new routes represent a shift in strategy for United as the airline seeks to capture bright spots...
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Hawaii COVID-19 cases trending downward. Will tourism open October 1?

Let’s look at the recent information regarding Hawaii virus rates and what experts are saying regarding tourism reopening. Declining Hawaii COVID-19 Cases After Hawaii’s August surge in COVID-19 cases, which prompted a response by the U.S. Surgeon General and a second stay-at-home order, the virus load is trending downwards. The positivity rate is also trending below 5%. More importantly, the state’s healthcare system, which was being stretched in part due to a staffing shortage, is in a better...
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Lt. Gov. Green presents 5-point coronavirus plan, Love Has Won cult leaves Hawaii after harassment on Kauai, Kahele defends Big Island gathering, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Lt. Gov. Green explains ICU beds in a July 29, 2020 briefing (from video) Here’s the 5-point plan Lt. Gov. Green says Hawaii needs to follow to lower COVID cases. Lt. Gov. Josh Green says Hawaii can defeat COVID-19, and bring numbers significantly lower again. Hawaii News Now.Commentary: A plan to defeat COVID-19 in Hawaii — and we must deploy it now. Lt. Gov. Josh Green outlines coronavirus control plan. Star-Advertiser.=====Hawaii commercial real estate sales crashing. Hawaii’s commerci...
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Are you missing Hawaii?

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