Economic Impacts

  Tighter COVID-19 rules now in effect for all trans-Pacific travelers to Hawaii

Beginning Tuesday, incoming trans-Pacific travelers will need to have a negative COVID-19 test result before departure for Hawaii if they want to skip quarantine.

Aid available to Oahu businesses hardest hit by COVID-19 restrictions

Hawaii island group distributes $7.5M in virus housing aid

  New COVID-19 treatment administered in Hawaii as hospitals brace for holiday surge

Renters, landlords asked to participate in UH survey on housing market

Hawaii’s unemployment rate highest in the nation for second month

  8 months into Hawaii’s economic crisis, thousands still without unemployment aid

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Under latest emergency proclamation, no rental evictions until at least 2021

  Only about 30% of Hawaii’s $1.2B in coronavirus relief aid has been spent so far

  Businesses look for leeway in city’s tiered reopening system

Time is running out to apply for Household Hardship Relief grants

  State slowly makes progress on jobless claims, but many still not getting answers

  Radiothon helps Hawaii Foodbank continue to feed families in need

  Post-arrival testing finds few COVID-19 cases among trans-Pacific travelers

Out of more than 15,000 arriving passengers, just 19 were positive after taking a second test.

  Visitors from Japan aren’t coming back in droves, but officials see encouraging signs

“The signs are there, we see positive movement. ... We’re looking really good for Japan."

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Hawaii’s delegation calls on Trump to extend COVID-19 funding for National Guard

  27 veterans die in COVID-19 outbreak at Illinois VA home

  Picture of US economy is worrisome as virus inflicts damage

  For visitors and returning residents, navigating traveler testing rules is complicated

  27 COVID deaths at Illinois vets nursing home prompts probe