If this is an emergency, CALL 9-1-1.
(August 2022) Whether you have tested positive for COVID-19 or not, reading up on the latest research and news is good for you and your loved ones. This article on the Hawaii Department of Health site, “Doctors address a laundry list of long COVID symptoms” can help people understand why it’s good practice for regular hand washing and the optional face covering.
Also, the Hawaii State Department of Health’s latest “Home Isolation and Exposure Guide” is a printable guide for 2022.
- (NOTE: As of August 2022, Honolulu County and Hawaii-wide face-covering practices are unchanged from March 2022. Businesses, school campuses, and other public places may have individual requests. Please call or visit their websites and social media accounts for their current requirements. Thank you!)
- (Final update for face coverings: March 30, 2022) Wearing a face mask indoors has become optional with certain businesses and government buildings requiring continued use. Please adhere to local requests and within the City and County of Honolulu (as of March 6, 2022: “Safe Oahu Response Plan Ends”). Review: CDC “Types of Masks and Respirators” (9/23/2021)
- When possible, physically social distance six feet apart from those who are not in your home or work bubble.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
- See link in image below for COVID-19 testing, vaccination, and booster site information. Read all information before heading to a site. Subject to change. (May 2022)
Posted May 22, 2022:
A good practice to continue is your own personal Wellness Check each day! Call your doctor for advisement when you are not feeling well.
Posted May 20, 2022:
Hawaii State Department of Health: “Celebrate Graduates Safely”
HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) salutes the Class of 2022. DOH recognizes the importance of graduations and what they mean to Hawai’i families. DOH encourages graduates and their families to celebrate safely.
Here are tips to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 while honoring our graduates.
- Celebrate outdoors
- Wear masks outdoors if crowded
- Wear masks indoors
- Reduce indoor gathering sizes
- Have multiple small get-togethers rather than one large event
- Use fans and open windows to improve ventilation
- Spread out and maintain distance
Hawai‘i is averaging more than 925 new cases of COVID-19 every day. The true number of cases in the community is much higher as tests taken at home do not appear in the official data.
The CDC considers O’ahu, Maui, and Kaua’i to have high levels of COVID-19. Hawaii Island, Moloka’i and Lanai are also experiencing increasing case counts.
COVID-19 vaccination and testing options are available at hawaiicovid19.com.
Posted May 16, 2022:
Residential households in the U.S. are now eligible for another order of free at-home tests on USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:
- Each order now includes #8 rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
- Your order of #8 tests will come in #2 separate packages (#4 tests in each package), each with its own tracking number
- Packages will ship free
Posted April 18, 2022:
— TSA (@TSA) April 19, 2022
Posted March 30, 2022:
The U.S. Government is continuing to provide information for those who are searching for testing sites and how to create your own “COVID-19 Toolkit”. This includes face masks, testing sites, finding out about your own county’s community transmission level. For Honolulu, Hawaii CLICK HERE.
- re: Face covering at and on Hawaii school campuses: Guidance for K-12 Schools (updated March 22, 2022)
Posted March 10, 2022:
BREAKING NEWS: At CDC’s recommendation, TSA will extend the security directive for mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs for one month, through April 18th. https://t.co/OSQnzzp5AN pic.twitter.com/nLFOZJTkT5
— TSA (@TSA) March 10, 2022
Posted March 10, 2022:
Hawaii Department of Health will post Weekly COVID-19 Statewide, County updates on Wednesdays…
Posted March 8, 2022:
Hawaiʻi’s indoor statewide mask mandate will expire on March 25 at 11:59 PM when the current emergency proclamation relating to COVID-19 ends. It’s taken the entire community to get to this point – with lowered case counts and hospitalizations.
— Governor David Ige (@GovHawaii) March 8, 2022
Posted March 7, 2022:
All State offices run by DAGS/Department of Accounting and General Services will reopen to the public today (March 7, 2022)…READ MORE
Hawaii State Capitol re-opens today (March 7th) and when you conduct business in-person, you will need to show proof of full vaccination…READ MORE
Posted March 1, 2022:
Hawaii State Governor David Ige held a media conference and announced updates to the “Safe Travels Hawaii” program to begin March 26, 2022:
Beginning March 26, domestic travelers entering Hawaiʻi will no longer need to quarantine or show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result.
— Governor David Ige (@GovHawaii) March 1, 2022
The statewide mask mandate will remain in place for now. Hawaiʻi maintained its mask mandate, and our consistency helped to keep COVID case numbers/hospitalizations as low as possible during the surge. It's one of the reasons Hawaiʻi has the 2nd lowest death rate in the country.
— Governor David Ige (@GovHawaii) March 1, 2022
Posted February 28, 2022:
Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi held a media conference to announce “the sunset of ‘Safe Access Oahu”. Please see below for more…
This means the Safe Access O‘ahu program, which required businesses such as restaurants, fitness centers, and events that served food, to verify employees and customers were fully vaccinated or had a negative COVID-19 test, will no longer be a government mandate.
— Mayor Rick Blangiardi (@MayorRickHNL) February 28, 2022
Posted January 27, 2022:
Events Guidance for Spectators (01/26/2022)
STARTING MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2022
Components in this document are necessary to conduct an OIA athletic event until COVID-19 pandemic
restrictions are no longer in effect. Subject to change.
Masks are required for all spectators during indoors and outdoor events.
Spectators need to be fully vaccinated or provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of
the event – an antigen or PCR test taken through a
CLIA-certified laboratory or under an approved CLIA Certificate of Waiver will be accepted.
TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE STARTING MONDAY, JANUARY 31 AT NOON
On-line via Ticket Spicket ONLY. General Admission price for all. Up to five (5) tickets per
purchase limit. (A service charge will be added to the ticket price). No Student Activity Passes
will be accepted.
Website to purchase tickets: https://spicket.events/oahu
Video on how to purchase tickets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UdW5MfsISg
Posted January 20, 2022:
Our Administration is making 400 million N95 masks from the Strategic National Stockpile available for free to Americans.
N95 masks will be available for the public to pick up at tens of thousands of local pharmacies and health centers.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 19, 2022
Posted January 18, 2022:
The City is expanding COVID testing hours at that the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) testing location. 9AM to 9PM, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, beginning Jan. 19, 2022. https://t.co/fkuh8amM5O pic.twitter.com/9IjK71rUnh
— Oahu Emergency Mgmt. (@Oahu_DEM) January 19, 2022
Updated (January 18, 2022) COVIDtests.gov : FREE At-Home COVID-19 Tests – “Every home in the U.S. can soon order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests will be completely free—there are no shipping costs and you don’t need to enter a credit card number. ” – ORDERING BEGINS TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2022
Update (January 18, 2022) USPS : COVID Home Tests – Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:
- Limit of one order per residential address
- One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
- Orders will ship free starting in late January
For HAWAII specific COVID-19 news coverage, scroll down to bottom of page.
Outlined links below will take you to the official City & County of Honolulu, State of Hawaii, and/or the Hawaii Tourism Authority sites.
*Official social accounts for City and County of Honolulu, State of Hawaii Department of Health, and CCHNL’s Department of Emergency Management will be included here when timely information is shared ahead of their official website(s).
Please note that City and County of Honolulu (Island of Oahu) may have different mandates and guidelines from neighboring counties (Kauai County, which is Kauai and Niihau; Maui County, including Molokai, Lanai, and Maui; and Hawaii County, Hawaii Island/Big Island).
Aloha Clear : AlohaClear.com “Your Passport to COVID-19 Testing” includes Free US Community COVID-19 RT PCR Testing
City & County of Honolulu : OneOahu.org “Oahu (Face) Mask Requirements / (Face) Mask Wearing Rules”
City & County of Honolulu : OneOahu.org “Safe Access Oahu: Information for Businesses”
City & County of Honolulu : OneOahu.org “Safe Access Oahu: Information for Patrons/Customers”
City & County of Honolulu : OneOahu.org “Travel Information (To and From Oahu)”
City & County of Honolulu : OneOahu.org “Vaccine Provider MAP (subject to change)”
Hawaii Tourism Authority : hawaiitourismauthority.org “COVID-19 Updates”
Hawaii Tourism Authority : hawaiitourismauthority.org “Traveling to Hawaii”
Hawaii Tourism Authority : hawaiitourismauthority.org “Individuals Violating Self-Quarantine”
Hawaii Tourism Authority : hawaiitourismauthority.org “State and County Orders”
State of Hawaii – Department of Health : HawaiiCovid19.com (home page)
State of Hawaii – Department of Health : HawaiiCovid19.com “COVID-19 FEMA Funeral Assistance”
State of Hawaii – Department of Health : HawaiiCovid19.com “COVID-19 News”
State of Hawaii – Department of Health : HawaiiCovid19.com “Safe Travels Hawaii Program”
State of Hawaii – Department of Health : HawaiiCovid19.com “Testing, Isolation & Quarantine”
State of Hawaii – Department of Health : HawaiiCovid19.com “COVID-19 Vaccine Information”
State of Hawaii – Hawaii Emergency Management Agency – Hawaii COVID-19 Data (dashboard)
State of Hawaii – Hawaii Emergency Management Agency – Additional Resources by County
(MAP) For POP-UP COVID-19 Testing and COVID-19 Vaccine Providers on OAHU [Please call ahead to confirm each facility’s testing and appointment protocols, paperwork or ID requirements, availability, and pricing.]
Oahu area hospitals (In Case of Emergency, call 9-1-1.):
Adventist Health Castle : AdventistHealthCastle.org “Coronavirus – Protecting Our Communities”
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii : KP.org “COVID-19: Care, Vaccines, Testing for Members…”
Wahiawa General Hospital : WahiawaGeneral.org “COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS” General Information” – “*Wahiawa General Hospital is NOT a scheduled COVID-19 testing location and will only test for COVID-19 in an emergency situation. If you are feeling ill or have any reason to believe you may have come in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, please contact YOUR PERSONAL PHYSICIAN for more information or to request being tested for COVID-19”
Waianae Comprehensive Health : wcchc.com “COVID Vaccine and Booster Shots Available at Our Comprehensive Professional Pharmacy (ages 12+)”
Local news coverage (Honolulu and Hawaii-statewide):
HONOLULU CIVIL BEAT : Here’s Where You Can Find the Latest Data on COVID-19 in Hawaii
HAWAII NEWS NOW : COVID-19 Top Stories
KHON2 : Coronavirus, COVID-19 in Hawaii
KITV4 ISLAND NEWS : COVID-19 (general information)