HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST Feb. 22, 2021
Governor Orders Flags at Half-Employees in Reminiscence of People Misplaced to COVID-19
On the route of President Biden, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the U.S. flag and the Hawai‘i state flag be flown at half-staff on the State Capitol and in any respect state places of work and companies till sundown on Friday.
“This motion is being taken in the present day, because the U.S. marks a half-million COVID-19 deaths because the pandemic started. Allow us to replicate on this loss and the reminiscence of the greater than 500,000 fellow People – together with 431 in Hawai‘i — who’ve died of COVID-19. Our ideas are with their households and family members on today,” Gov. Ige stated. Extra People have died in a single 12 months of this pandemic than in World Struggle I, World Struggle II, and the Vietnam Struggle mixed, in accordance with the White Home proclamation.
President Biden can also be asking People to watch a second of silence at sundown, in honor of those that have died of COVID-19. The president’s proclamation will be discovered here.
Division of Well being:
Every day Preliminary Vaccine Administration Updates
The chart beneath will likely be included within the Every day Information Digest, Monday-Friday. A weekly abstract is included every Wednesday (delayed this week).
52 New COVID-19 Circumstances Reported
DOH studies 52 new instances of coronavirus in the present day. The division reported no further deaths.
This report contains instances up till Saturday at 11:59 p.m. Full knowledge is posted on the State COVID-19 dashboard and on the DOH Illness Outbreak & Management Division web site day by day: hawaiicovid19.com/dashboard.
Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 11:59 p.m. Feb. 20, 2021
|Island of Prognosis||New Circumstances||Reported since
(together with new instances)
|HI residents identified exterior of HI||0||817|
Hospitalizations as of 8:30 a.m. on 2/19/21 – Hawai‘i-1, Maui-9, O‘ahu-32, Kauaʻi-0
††Because of up to date info, two instances on O‘ahu and one case on Maui had been faraway from the counts.
DOH Opening COVID-19 Vaccinations to These 70+
Late on Friday, DOH Director Dr. Elizabeth Char introduced that the state will quickly open COVID-19 vaccinations to these 70 and older. Presently, kūpuna 75 and older are eligible to get vaccinated.
“We’re nonetheless in Part 1b, and we’re not prepared to enter Part 1c but. However quickly, we’d prefer to welcome these 70 and older to get vaccinated. We all know we nonetheless have kūpuna and frontline important staff ready to be vaccinated,” Dr. Char stated. “We’ve been vaccinating kūpuna since about mid-January, and so we’d like so as to add in 70 and older to maintain the uptake of vaccine actually brisk.”
DOH will announce when websites are ready to just accept registration for this new age group. See the total information launch right here: https://hawaiicovid19.com/department-of-health-prepares-to-open-covid-19-vaccinations-to-those-70-and-older/
Division of Public Security:
seventh Halawa Dying Confirmed as COVID-19 Associated
The demise of 1 (1) male Halawa Correctional Facility inmate, between 60 and 70 years-old, is being categorized by DOH as a COVID-19 associated demise. The demise occurred in early February. Halawa at the moment stays away from lively constructive inmate instances.
COVID-19 testing is regularly being carried out statewide in any respect services. The Maui Neighborhood Correctional Middle (MCCC) reported one (1) inmate restoration, dropping the entire lively constructive inmate instances at MCCC to 24. All different correctional facility inmate populations stay away from the virus. The O‘ahu Neighborhood Correctional Middle (OCCC) studies 54 detrimental inmate take a look at outcomes. OCCC additionally reported two (2) workers recoveries which implies the ability is now fully away from the virus. For extra info on PSD’s planning and response efforts to COVID-19:
Division of Transportation:
Touchdown Charges Waived for Moloka’i and Lānaʻi Airports
DOT’s Airports Division is waiving touchdown charges for scheduled industrial passenger service to Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi in response to decreased service as a result of financial impacts of the continuing pandemic. The waiver of touchdown charges is for a one-year interval starting March 1.
“I’m conscious of the transportation hardships many on Moloka‘i and Lānaʻi face, particularly with entry to healthcare, and we’re ensuring we do all we are able to on the state facet to assist,” stated Governor Ige.
“We respect any help Maui County residents can obtain to journey throughout these troublesome occasions,” Mayor Michael Victorino stated.
Learn the total launch:
Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority:
January 2021 Hawai‘i Lodge Efficiency Report
Hawai‘i motels throughout the state continued to report decrease income per accessible room (RevPAR), common day by day fee (ADR), and occupancy final month in comparison with January 2020 as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Based on HTA, statewide RevPAR in January 2021 decreased to $58 (-77.8%), ADR fell to $251 (-20.2%), and occupancy declined to 23.3 % (-60.2 proportion factors). To learn the total report:
9,733 Passengers Arrive on Sunday
Yesterday, a complete of 9,733 folks arrived in Hawai‘i from out of state. A complete 5,534 folks indicated they got here to Hawai‘i for trip. There have been additionally 1,381 returning residents. The trans-Pacific passenger arrival knowledge is derived from knowledge supplied by the Secure Travels digital system.
Hawai‘i State Judiciary:
State Bar Examination Rating to Stay 133 for February 2021
As a result of persevering with COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court docket introduced in the present day that for these candidates sitting for the Hawai‘i bar examination scheduled to start tomorrow, the passing rating will likely be quickly modified to 133. Questions could also be directed to Elizabeth Zack, Supreme Court docket Employees Lawyer, at (808) 539-4747.
Trusted Testing and Journey Companions:
The state of Hawai‘i solely accepts Nucleic Acid Amplification Take a look at (NAAT) from an authorized Medical Laboratory Enchancment Modification (CLIA) lab take a look at outcomes from Trusted Testing and Journey Companions. For the total record of home trans-Pacific, inter-county, worldwide and airline companions or info on the best way to turn out to be a Trusted Testing Accomplice, go to:
Secure Travels Hawai‘i Program:
Program overview: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/
E-mail: [email protected]
Name Middle Quantity: 1-800-GO-HAWAII
COVID-19 Vaccine Standing in Hawai‘i and FAQs:
Vaccine Name Middle: 808-586-8332
COVID-19 Expanded Dashboard (Tables, Charts, and Visualizations):
Secure Travels Digital Platform:
Vaccine Info: https://www.kauai.gov/vaccine
Maui County journey and COVID-19 info:
To report violators: (808) 244-6400 or [email protected]
Hawai‘i County COVID-19 webpage:
Important infrastructure and medical journey request: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/e2f4ce19aa854964a8fd60bec7fbe78c
To report violators: 808-935-3311
Metropolis & County of Honolulu:
Honolulu COVID-19 webpage: oneoahu.org
COVID-19 Vaccine Info: http://www.oneoahu.org/vaccine
Interisland passengers arriving on O‘ahu aren’t topic to the necessary quarantine.
To report violators: 808-723-3900 or [email protected]
Hawai‘i COVID-19 Joint Info Middle