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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...
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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 ...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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Hanauma Bay, Waikiki Beach greatly improved

In an incremental step toward reopening Oahu’s economy, Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced a partial reopening of public parks, beaches, and hiking trails for “solo use”. It’s a cautious response to persistent, vocal opposition to closings that came with a stay/work-at-home order issued August 27. The order has been extended, minus the partial reopenings, for another […] The post Hanauma Bay, Waikiki Beach greatly improved appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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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


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...
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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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Hawaii traveler quarantine likely to be extended again, state epidemiologist takes leave as Health Department leadership flounders, group threatens legal action over contact tracing fail, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii dawn ©2020 All Hawaii News When will tourism in Hawaii reopen? One expert predicts it might not be until 2021. The trans-Pacific quarantine rules for travelers to Hawaii remains in effect until at least Oct. 1, but one travel expert thinks that will be pushed back again. Hawaii News Now.=====Embattled state epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park put on paid leave. The turmoil at the top of the state’s public health organization reflects deep frustration with Hawaii’s inability to halt the s...
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New state contact tracer on leave after Health Department upheaval, downsized 75th WWII anniversary commemoration held, many jobless still wait for unemployment checks, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Dr. Emily Roberson Aug. 20, 2020 More Health Department Drama: New Contact Tracing Head Asks For Leave. Announced with fanfare by Gov. David Ige last month, Emily Roberson says she is frustrated with trying to do her job and says leadership needs to make clear the chain of command. Civil Beat.Newly hired head of Hawaii’s contact tracing program asks for leave, cites chain-of-command issues at Department of Health. A leave request Wednesday from the head of Hawaii’s COVID- 19 contact traci...
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Hanauma Bay, Waikiki Beach greatly improved

In an incremental step toward reopening Oahu’s economy, Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced a partial reopening of public parks, beaches, and hiking trails for “solo use”. It’s a cautious response to persistent, vocal opposition to closings that came with a stay/work-at-home order issued August 27. The order has been extended, minus the partial reopenings, for another […] The post Hanauma Bay, Waikiki Beach greatly improved appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
Tags: Travel, Oahu, Kirk Caldwell, Hanauma Bay Waikiki Beach


H-3 tunnel coronavirus testing commences despite feds saying no, vets gather for 75th WWII anniversary, UH students investigated for recreating George Floyd death, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Cars line up for coronavirus testing Sept. 1, 2020 PC:Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Hawaii Ignores Feds, Uses H-3 For COVID-19 Testing Anyway. Federal highway officials cited safety concerns and the military’s access between Pearl Harbor and Kaneohe Bay for their denial but the state is proceeding regardless. Civil Beat.Feds spurn COVID-19 testing held on H-3 freeway. Hawaii officials acknowledged facing the potential loss of federal transportation funding after the Federal Hig...
Tags: Travel, Defense, US, Missouri, Hawaii, Kaiser, Pacific Rim, Pearl Harbor, Portland Trail Blazers, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Maui, Department Of Education, State, Honolulu


Everything to know about Airbnb Plus, including how listings are vetted, if they cost more, and if it's worth it

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. AirBnb; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Airbnb launched Airbnb Plus in 2018 to highlight listings vetted in-person by a third-party inspector for the highest levels of style, design, and hospitality.We break down the benefits of Airbnb Plus listings, how they're vetted, and if they cost more.Read more: Are Airbnbs safe? We spoke to experts, a company representative, and an Airbnb host to share every...
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State Health Department director, corrections chief retire amid COVID-19 spike, Ige announces possible vetoes, police transparency bill approved, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Can Hawaii ‘Reset’ With New Public Safety And Health Directors? Gov. David Ige insists the abrupt departures of Bruce Anderson and Nolan Espinda were voluntary. Civil Beat.Embattled health and public safety directors stepping down. Gov. David Ige announced on Aug. 31 that State Department of Health Director Bruce Anderson and Department of Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda are retiring. KHON2.State Health Director Bruce Anderson and Public Safety Department Director Nolan Espinda are leaving...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Hawaii, House, Kim, Pearl Harbor, Dot, Lanai, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Maui, State, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature


Honolulu vial mislabeling sends 1,000 back for second COVID-19 test, $300 weekly unemployment bonus begins, health inspector fined for ethics violation, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

COVID-19 lab testing About 1,000 Oahu residents told to retake COVID-19 surge test because of mislabeling. Just five days into a federally funded COVID-19 surge testing program on Oahu, about 1,000 people from the Kaneohe testing site have been told they have to retake the test due to a mislabeling error. Star-Advertiser.Due To Mislabeling, About 1,000 Oahu Residents Told To Re-Test For COVID-19. The tests were part of the two-week federally funded testing surge. Civil Beat.Due to mislabe...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Into the Jungle

Mahalo to Lanny Wadkins for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo. Lanny tells us that this photo was taken on the path to beautiful Honolua Bay on Maui. What a neat jungle scene! — Brief COVID-19 Update: Cases numbers continue to spike on Oahu, in particular. Yesterday’s numbers were the second highest yet. The Surgeon General has stepped in to offer additional federal support with surge testing. How much have case numbers climbed? A month ago, on July 27, Hawaii only had a cumulative total of 1,711...
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Hawaii battles COVID-19 surge, government fights data release, entire H-3 freeway to become testing site, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii coronavirus cases on Aug 27, 2020, state Department of Health U.S. Surgeon General warns spike will continue as COVID-19 cases climb above 300. Coronavirus infections in Hawaii reached their second-highest daily level Thursday as Oahu began complying with a two-week stay-at home order limiting business and activities on the island. Star-Advertiser.Number of COVID-19 cases likely to spike again after testing surge, officials warn. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell likened Hawaii’s battle...
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Illegal social gatherings cause COVID-19 spikes, 11% of those tested are positive, state auditor blocked from gathering data, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hundreds gather July 26 in Hilo for memorial in defiance of social gathering prohibitions From YouTube Hawaii says 11% of people taking COVID-19 test are positive. More than 10% of people tested for COVID-19 in Hawaii have been found to have the disease in the past 24 hours, new data showed Wednesday, underscoring that coronavirus was becoming more widespread in the community. Associated Press.Latest COVID-19 positivity rate reported puts Hawaii ‘in the red,’ surgeon general says. The ...
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Tourist-heavy US islands are emerging as COVID-19 hotspots after staving off major outbreaks for months

Fewer than usual people are seen at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, on July 29, 2020, amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. Kyodo News via Getty Images US islands that emerged from the early months of the coronavirus pandemic relatively unscathed are now facing outbreaks.In Puerto Rico, Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced imposed travel restrictions after several officials contracted the virus.In Hawaii, Gov. David Ige signed a strict stay-at-home order for the island of Oahu after the state's case...
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Feds step in to assist, U.S. Surgeon General visits Hawaii as Oahu returns to COVID-19 stay-at-home lockdown, ambulances turned away from overburdened hospitals, Ige applies for $300 weekly unemployment bonus, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams at Aug. 25, 2020, press conference, from Honolulu city video U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams was on Oʻahu Tuesday to explain how the surge testing process will be carried out. As the State of Hawaiʻi prepares for the impacts of the increase in COVID-19 cases on Oʻahu, the federal government – represented by the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, who is now in Honolulu – is stepping in to help. Big Island Video News.Federal program relaxes rule...
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Coronavirus updates: CDC changes testing guidelines for asymptomatic people; University of Alabama has 560 cases; two reinfections in Europe

The CDC updated its testing guidelines. New research tracks 'superspreading events.' Oahu under stay-at-home orders. Latest COVID-19 news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Coronavirus updates: CDC updates testing guidelines for asymptomatic people; Hawaii issues stay-at-home order in Oahu

The CDC updated its testing guidelines. New research tracks 'superspreading events.' Oahu under stay-at-home orders. Latest COVID-19 news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Hawaii hospitals in crisis, Health Department releases COVID-19 age, gender, racial data, House Speaker Saiki fined by Ethics Commission, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hospital scene. Photo by Javier Matheu on Unsplash Hawaii Asks Feds To Send More Nurses To Help With The Pandemic. Local hospitals still have enough space to expand and respond to an increase in coronavirus patients but need more specialized nursing staff. Civil Beat.Hawaii Hospitals Appeal To FEMA To Help Staff Beds, Move Patients To Tripler. The state’s hospital industry says it’s facing a crisis and has appealed to the federal government to help it staff critically needed beds. Hawaii ...
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Pentagon guards military COVID-19 numbers, visiting vets grounded, coronavirus threatens hospital capacity, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

HMAS Stuart, Royal Australian Navy, cruises Hawaii shore Aug. 22, 2020, ©2020 All Hawaii News Military COVID-19 Rates Are Public in Guam, Japan And Korea. Why Not In Hawaii?. Commanders initially released COVID-19 cases numbers on Hawaii bases until the Pentagon ordered them to stop. The state Department of Health as agreed to keep numbers secret, too. Civil Beat.Visiting vets grounded as program commemorating end of WWII is slashed due to virus. Coy Pfaff’s graceful 1943 PBY Catalina has...
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Ige approves resort bubbles, Oahu inmate release spurs controversy, 'Temptation Island' filming postponed, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Beach fun at Hawaii resort ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii Gov. David Ige gives counties right to pursue resort travel bubbles. The concept, which isn’t out of the starting gate yet, would give quarantining visitors from in-state and out-of-state the right to roam at designated areas in participating hotels or resorts. They wouldn’t be allowed off the resorts for the 14 days. If they stray, a geofencing app or device would alert police. Star-Advertiser.Governor Empowers Counties to Explore R...
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Hawaii contact tracing in the spotlight, state employees' teleworking plan questioned, Maui 'Temptation Island' filming controversial, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Dr. Emily Roberson shows off new contact tracing center Aug. 19, Facebook Live Gov. David Ige defends Hawaii’s contact tracing. Hawaii’s COVID-19 case count rose by triple digits again Wednesday amid mounting concerns over whether the state’s contact tracing and testing program is robust enough to halt a surge in community-spread infections. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii Is Ramping Up Its Virus Tracing Program. The Health Director Says It’s Too Late. Official says COVID-19 is now so out of contr...
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Hawaii's 14-day trans-Pacific quarantine extended to at least October, Honolulu trims crowd size to 5 people, Lt. Gov. Green to talk with Fauci, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige on Aug. 18 from Facebook Live State extends 14-day quarantine for arriving passengers until Oct. 1. Gov. David Ige announced Tuesday that the state will push back plans to reopen transpacific travel until “at least” Oct. 1 amid a recent increase in coronavirus cases. Pacific Business News.Recovery is on pause again for Hawaii’s battered visitor industry. Gov. David Ige said Tuesday that the state will wait until at least Oct. 1 to begin a program to allow passengers with ap...
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