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Governor Ige Extends 14-day Quarantine for Travelers Entering State

Gov. David Ige has signed the 10th emergency proclamation, which keeps the mandatory 14-day quarantine in effect for travelers entering the State of Hawai‘i. Under the proclamation, travelers arriving in Hawai‘i will continue to undergo a mandatory screening process at the airport. The period of self-quarantine continues to begin at the time of arrival through 14 days or for the …

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AG: Quarantine Enforcement Is Active For Visitors & Returning Residents

More than 2,200 returning residents and travelers flew into Hawai‘i airports on Wednesday and unless they have an exemption, all of them are required to abide by the State’s current 14-day quarantine rules. It’s a monumental effort to keep track of everyone who should be in quarantine and it involves a hui of law enforcement agencies, representatives of Hawai‘i’s visitor …

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Wailuku Man Sentenced for Attempted Sexual Enticement of a 14-Year-Old Girl

Nolan Nishida, 37, of Wailuku, Maui, was sentenced today in federal court by Senior U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway to 10 years of imprisonment followed by 10 years of supervised release for attempting to entice a minor to engage in unlawful sexual activity. Nishida is required to pay a $5,000 special assessment pursuant to the Justice for Victims of …

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Da Kitchen to Close it’s Last Maui Location in Kahului

Popular Maui restaurant Da Kitchen will close its Kahului location on Wednesday, July 22nd after more than 20 years in business. The company announced via social media today that it will be “will be suspending food service in our Kahului location.” Earlier this month, the restaurant took similar steps and also shuttered its Kihei location. The post read: It has …

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Sept. 1 is New Date for Resumption of Trans-Pacific Travel

Calling the delay in re-opening trans-Pacific travel to Hawai‘i a very tough decision, Governor Ige outlined the reasons for changing the date during an afternoon news briefing. Record numbers of new cases in Hawai‘iLarge, uncontrolled outbreaks in mainland statesSupply chain for testing supplies interrupted because of outbreaksAnticipated uptick in cases when schools reopen The governor said his decision, discussed during …

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DOH to begin issuing red placards to restaurants and bars that violate mandates to prevent COVID-19

There are now severe consequences for food establishments that do not take physical distancing and other guidance seriously. The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s Food Safety Branch will begin to temporarily suspend the operations of restaurants, bars, and other food establishments that do not comply with physical distancing, wearing cloth face masks and other required guidance. “The department is taking these …

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Mandatory Travel & Health Form Can Now Be Submitted Online

The State of Hawai‘i mandatory interisland travel and health form can now be submitted online within 24 hours of flight departure. This upgrade adds efficiency to the passenger verification process, helps save travelers time, and allows information to enter the database in real-time. The form includes health and contact information needed to trace close contacts should a passenger become ill. …

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Maui Tropical Plantation Abruptly Shuts Down Due to ‘Unprecedented times’

The Maui Tropical Plantation announced Tuesday that it is closing indefinitely in social media post online and on their website. On Instagram the post read: “Mahalo for all of your support.Stay tuned for information regarding the Plantation Store’s Final Summer Sale. We look forward to reopening in the future. Mahalo.” In the comment thread, it stated that the closure is …

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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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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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