COVID-19 Update

Department of Health Transitions to Online/Mail Requests for Vital Records Certificates and Appointment Only for Marriage Licenses As a precaution against COVID-19, beginning Monday, 3/23/20, DOH will transition to an online/mail procedure for vital records (birth, marriage, death, divorce certificates) requests.  To complete the online request process:  To obtain forms and instructions for mail-in requests: … Read more

Oahu “stay at home” order

By HNN Staff | March 22, 2020 at 2:01 PM HST – Updated March 22 at 11:12 PM HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell issued an emergency “stay at home” order Sunday for Oahu, saying only employees who deliver essential services — from health care to banking to groceries, gas and car repair … Read more

Disinfecting vegetables

7 Tips for Cleaning Fruits, Vegetables Federal health officials estimate that nearly 48 million people are sickened by food contaminated with harmful germs each year, and some of the causes might surprise you. Although most people know animal products must be handled carefully to prevent illness, produce, too, can be the culprit in outbreaks of … Read more

COVID-19 for new arrivals

Gov. David Ige has announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all visitors and residents coming to Hawaii. This will go into effect Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. Returning residents are to quarantine in the residences and visitors at their hotel. Data such as name, phone number and address of hotel or residence will be … Read more

State Funds to Support Hiring Laid off Workers…

State Funds to Support Hiring Laid-off Workers The program is called Reducing Unemployment Disruption & Driving Economic Regeneration (RUDDER) which aims to encourage the hiring of newly jobless workers from hard-hit industries into critical jobs in health care. It is being developed by the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations at the direction of Gov. David … Read more

COVID-19-Grocery Shopping

Quick Tips for Grocery Shopping Wash hands before and after going to the store.  I carry a small spray bottle of 70% alcohol in my day bag and use it whenever I touch anything that may be contaminated. Shop at off-peak hours — easier to keep a distance from others.  Don’t touch something at the … Read more

COVID-19 and kids

Testing worldwide has found very few children infected by COVID-19 This may be because children tend not to exhibit symptoms so they are not being tested. Except young people under 19, the virus seems to be spread pretty evenly through the population. In children under 9 the percentage of infection is just under 1% and … Read more

$2.5 Million Hawaii Resilience Fund To Boost COVID-19 Fight

Major private donors have established a $2.5 million fund to address the impact of COVID-19 in Hawaii. The Hawaii Resilience Fund will support projects that protect front-line health care workers, expand regional test sites and screening, and support self-quarantine efforts such as home visits and food distribution. Initial funding came from the Hawaii Community Foundation, … Read more

Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available

Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available for Hawaii Small Businesses Hawai‘i small businesses suffering financial losses from the impact of COVID-19 can now file for low-interest working capital loans of up to $2 million from the Small Business Administration (SBA).  Loan forms and additional information can be accessed online at the SBA’s  Disaster Assistance Loan Portal.