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Sunday, August 16, 2020
FDA Approves Quick Affordable saliva-based COVID-19 test
By News Release @ 8:56 PM :: 2543 Views :: COVID-19

...the testing method is immediately available to other diagnostic laboratories that want to start using the new test, which can be scaled up quickly for use across the nation — and, perhaps, beyond — in the coming weeks....

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Sunday, August 16, 2020
COVID Count: 220 new cases out of 2,649 tests
By News Release @ 6:55 PM :: 1770 Views :: COVID-19

...4 new hospitalizations, no new deaths....

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Sunday, August 16, 2020
DoE Releases Statewide List of COVID Cases by Complex Area
By News Release @ 2:27 AM :: 3004 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...Every Friday, DOE to inform families about COVID cases by complex area, not by campus....

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Saturday, August 15, 2020
COVID Count 284 new cases out of 3,033 tests
By News Release @ 8:21 PM :: 1695 Views :: COVID-19

...2 new hospitalizations, no new deaths....

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Saturday, August 15, 2020
VIDEO: Waimanalo Woman Disrupts Beach Wedding
By Video @ 8:10 PM :: 6141 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...this is national news....

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Saturday, August 15, 2020
​Lockdown reveals Hawaii's economic house of cards
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:42 AM :: 4090 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...Growing the budget and approving government employee pay raises when Hawaii is running out of money is an unsustainable way to run a state....

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Saturday, August 15, 2020
Recovered from COVID? Hawaii Blood Bank Needs You
By News Release @ 1:29 AM :: 2186 Views :: COVID-19

...make your antibodies available to hospitalized COVID-19 patients who are at the greatest risk....

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Friday, August 14, 2020
Iwilei homeless shelter to be temporary isolation and quarantine site
By News Release @ 11:06 PM :: 2853 Views :: Homelessness, COVID-19

...the postives are being kept inside and the negatives are kicked out....

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Friday, August 14, 2020
Survey update shows widespread hardship for local businesses
By UHERO @ 10:31 PM :: 3727 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, COVID-19

...With the exception of jobs in information technology and other services, no industry category saw a meaningful increase from the devastating April 2020 job numbers....

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Friday, August 14, 2020
COVID Count: 233 new cases out of 2,649 tests
By News Release @ 10:16 PM :: 1635 Views :: COVID-19

...10 new hospitalizations, no new deaths....

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Friday, August 14, 2020
ACLU Plan for Hawaii: Massive COVID-Infested Homeless Tent Cities Everywhere -- with no sweeps
By Andrew Walden @ 6:18 PM :: 3871 Views :: Homelessness, Justice Reinvestment, COVID-19

...At 11am today, the Hawaii Supreme Court is hearing a motion from the State Public Defender’s office using COVD as an excuse to order another mass release of criminals from Hawaii’s prisons and jails....

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Friday, August 14, 2020
Kishimoto Pushes Back Against HSTA 'Scare Tactics'
By News Release @ 4:17 AM :: 3716 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...Mr. Rosenlee encouraged teachers to show up for paid training days over the past two weeks, and now he is telling teachers not to show up for students. The union demanded this additional training for teachers, at a cost of nine fewer instructional days for students, but is trying to prevent students from having the same opportunity....

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Friday, August 14, 2020
HGEA: Pay us to 'work' at home again
By News Release @ 4:08 AM :: 3043 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

...COVID surge prompts HGEA to tell Departments: Limit physical presence at worksites....

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Thursday, August 13, 2020
COVID Count 355 new cases out of 3,384 tests
By News Release @ 6:41 PM :: 1989 Views :: COVID-19

...2 new deaths, 9 hospitalized....

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Thursday, August 13, 2020
COVID: 116 Cases in OCCC--Jail Inmates Purposefully Spread Disease
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 3042 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...with the ACLU egging them on by the offer of early release, guards report inmates are purposefully spreading COVID at OCCC.  92 criminals and 24 staff are found to be infected after mass testing results came in today.  COVID is also spreading among homeless criminals who are not currently incarcerated....

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Thursday, August 13, 2020
HSTA Files Lawsuit to Block School reopening--No Request for Injunction
By Video @ 5:53 PM :: 4019 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...Injunction to stop students from returning to campus dropped....

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Blood Test can Determine Who is Most Likely to Die of COVID
By News Release @ 6:34 PM :: 2402 Views :: COVID-19

...George Washington University researchers analyzed five biomarkers present in the blood of hundreds of COVID-19 patients, finding elevated levels associated with higher odds of clinical deterioration and death....

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
COVID Count: 202 new cases out of 2,726 tests
By News Release @ 5:12 PM :: 2475 Views :: COVID-19

...4 deaths, 9 new hospitalizations....

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
VIDEO: A Honolulu Woman's Story of COVID Survival
By Video @ 5:06 AM :: 1911 Views :: COVID-19

...Sarah Bolles of Salt Lake thought she was going to die....

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
DoE Sister Isles Plan: Almost all Schools go Virtual
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 2863 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...Public schools on Kaua‘i, Hawaiʻi Island, and Maui County – with the exception of Moloka‘i schools and Hāna High & Elementary – will transition to full distance learning for the first four weeks of the 2020-21 school year....

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
HSTA: COVID on Nine Campuses--No Public Announcement
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 3116 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...In the last 11 days, there have been at least nine campuses with coronavirus cases in which some staff were quarantined and campuses were closed....

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
COVID Count: 118 new cases out of 1,671 tests
By News Release @ 6:32 PM :: 1714 Views :: COVID-19

...9 new hospitalizations, no new deaths (but two deaths will be reported tomorrow)....

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Monday, August 10, 2020
​Honolulu Hale closing to the public --Caldwell Tests Negative
By News Release @ 9:29 PM :: 3503 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...all city workers are instructed to work from home through September 6, if possible....

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Monday, August 10, 2020
COVID Count: 140 new cases, 3 deaths, 3 hospitalizations
By News Release @ 8:27 PM :: 2044 Views :: COVID-19

... and 3,892 new tests.  This is a two-day test count total--all other totals are for one day....

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Monday, August 10, 2020
UH reduces presence on campuses as COVID-19 impacts Hawaii
By News Release @ 7:49 PM :: 2440 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... This message was shared with the students, faculty, and staff of the 10-campus University of Hawaii system on August 10, 2020 ....

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Sunday, August 9, 2020
COVID Count: 152 new cases
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 1710 Views :: COVID-19

...two more hospitalized, no new deaths....

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Sunday, August 9, 2020
How We’re Going to Spend CARES Act Money
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2929 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...In the meantime, the unemployed need to survive without any plus-up at all....

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Saturday, August 8, 2020
Will pandemic keep Hawaiʻi residents from moving away?
By UHERO @ 10:09 PM :: 3336 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...due to the increased difficulty of navigating a trans-Pacific move. There is also fear of a spike in COVID-19 cases in states such as California and Texas....

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Saturday, August 8, 2020
COVID Count 223 new cases out of 2,698 tests
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1688 Views :: COVID-19

...six new hospitalizations, one new death....

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Friday, August 7, 2020
After Five Months of ACLU Dreams, First Inmate Finally Tests Positive for COVID
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 2313 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...but he was quarantined right away so the hope for another mass release of criminals may be dashed....

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Friday, August 7, 2020
DoE: No In-person Oahu Schools for First Four Weeks
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 3241 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...Starting on Aug. 17, all O'ahu public schools will be implementing full distance learning models....

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Friday, August 7, 2020
COVID Count 201 new cases out of 3,962 tests
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 1723 Views :: COVID-19

...6 new hospitalizations, 2 new deaths....

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Friday, August 7, 2020
HSTA: Pay our members for fake 'distance learning' classes
By News Release @ 6:43 PM :: 2997 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

"...One-hundred percent virtual instruction will allow many of these teachers to remain on the job...."

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Friday, August 7, 2020
Ige Reinstates Inter-Island Quarantine
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 2611 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...the inter-island travel quarantine will be reinstated, in part, on Tuesday, Aug. 11....

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Friday, August 7, 2020
Oahu: List of What's Closed Under New COVID Order
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 3814 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...The “Act With Care – Do Not Gather” Order is effective Saturday, August 8, 2020, at 12 a.m., and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on September 4....

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Thursday, August 6, 2020
Homeschooling? Hawaii State Library offers free 'Scholastic Teachables'
By News Release @ 11:57 PM :: 3920 Views :: Education K-12, Family, COVID-19

...Scholastic Teachables materials are of high-quality and are ready-to-use for all age ranges from Pre-K to grade 8....

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Thursday, August 6, 2020
Temperature screening equipment now active at Five Airports
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 2441 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...Phase 2 of the project will install the temperature scanning equipment at the remaining gates by Aug. 20....

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Thursday, August 6, 2020
COVID Count: 152 new cases, 2 deaths
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 2501 Views :: COVID-19

...two new deaths, nine new hospitalizations....

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
COVID Count 173 new cases out of 2,383 new tests
By Andrew Walden @ 10:42 PM :: 1924 Views :: COVID-19

...six new hospitalizations, no new deaths....

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Tenants Being Evicted Illegally
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 3597 Views :: Homelessness, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...The moratorium is currently in place through August 31, 2020....

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020
COVID Count: 144 New cases out of 1,814 tests
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 1776 Views :: COVID-19

...seven new hospitalizations, one new death....

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Monday, August 3, 2020
Oahu COVID Restrictions Back--Parks, Gatherings
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 2771 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...Order 2020-22 does not allow for indoor or outdoor social gatherings to exceed 10 people....

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Monday, August 3, 2020
COVID Count: 207 new cases out of 3,433 tests
By News Release @ 5:12 PM :: 2409 Views :: COVID-19

...The highest, single-day record of new positive COVID-19 cases is being reported by the Dept. of Health today, at 207. Approximately 114 of these cases are the result of delayed reporting over the weekend....

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Sunday, August 2, 2020
COVID Count: 45 new cases out of 638 tests
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 1812 Views :: COVID-19

...5 new hospitalizations, no new deaths....

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Saturday, August 1, 2020
COVID Count: 87 new cases out of 3,390 tests
By News Release @ 8:47 PM :: 1692 Views :: COVID-19

...15 new hospitalizations—biggest one day jump yet, no new deaths....

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Saturday, August 1, 2020
Kauai PD provides firearms registration forms online
By News Release @ 5:07 PM :: 3272 Views :: Kauai County, Second Amendment, COVID-19

...KPD requests that the public please complete and print them prior to arriving at their scheduled gun registration appointment....

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Friday, July 31, 2020
COVID Count: 123 new cases out of 1,883 tests
By News Release @ 9:44 PM :: 2126 Views :: COVID-19

...two new hospitalizations, no new deaths....

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
SB126: Ige Vetoes Parts of COVID Relief Spending Bill
By News Release @ 10:45 PM :: 3158 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Decreased from $230M to 0, the appropriation out of the Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund to provide an additional weekly unemployment benefit of $100 per week ....

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
COVID Count: 124 new cases out of 2,156 tests -- another new record
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 2021 Views :: COVID-19

...four new hospitalizations, no new deaths....

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
June Tourist Arrivals Down 98.2%
By News Release @ 5:42 PM :: 2424 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... In June, a total of 17,068 visitors traveled to Hawaii by air service compared to 951,628 ....

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