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. 

COVID-19 Price Gouging

State officials are cautioning residents to be aware of scams and price gouging related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Anyone who believes that they have been the victim of gouging, or who has information regarding potential price gouging, is encouraged to immediately file a complaint with the State Office of Consumer Protection by calling (808) 587- 4272 or … Read more

COVID-19 Hawaii

COVID-19 has barely touch Hawaii yet. Just a few cases on Oahu and Kauai. Hawaii seems to be doing everything right in order to control this worldwide pandemic. Stay safe Wash your hands often. Disinfect surfaces and things you touch like door nobs and light switches. Don’t quit living. Outdoor activities like hiking, surfing, going … Read more

The 2020 Windward Emergency Preparedness Fair

The Windward Emergency Preparedness Fair will be held on May 16 at the Windward Mall in Kaneohe. The Fair will open at 10 AM and close at 2 PM.

Participants exhibiting at the fair are expected to be first responders, American Red Cross, County department of Emergency Management and many others. Plans are still being formulated. Any organization involved in Emergency Preparedness in Koolaupoko is welcome to participate.

This is your chance to inform the public about your activities.