The COVID-19 Healthcare Crisis

BOE chair raises doubts about plan for in-person learning at public schools

The teachers' union says there's too much confusion about the requirements to restart in-person teaching.

  Whistleblower describes a Health Department ‘struggling to keep up’

  With major ICUs nearing capacity, patients are being moved and reinforcements sought

  New mobile testing clinic to play critical role in state’s pandemic response

  In ‘sobering’ warning, Lt. Gov. Green says Hawaii ICUs could be full by the end of the month

  The pandemic forced a photographer to re-focus his artistic approach

  COVID-19 hospitalizations in Hawaii shoot up as new infections also rise

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  The Miracle Man: Retired HFD captain battles COVID, and wins

  Cluster of COVID-19 cases at state’s largest nursing home grows to 15 as testing continues

  Maui hair, nail salons welcome back clients with new safety measures in place

City reopens online appointment system for driver license, state ID services

  City unveils plan to offer 100,000 coronavirus tests as state reopens

  Army of volunteers assembled to staff free health clinic for Hawaii’s newly uninsured

Schatz urges state to quickly bolster contact tracing with $50M in federal funding

“There’s simply not any time left, but there is plenty of money to get this done.”

  With ERs empty, doctors worry patients are putting off emergency care over COVID-19 fears

Patients worried about contracting COVID-19 could be putting themselves at serious risk, doctors say.

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Lanai resident who contracted COVID-19 urges others to get tested

  Hotels help police enforce quarantine for travelers who land without a negative test

  COVID-19 outbreak on Lanai continues to grow, with at least 38 cases now confirmed

  Hospitals on Maui, Oahu on alert as COVID-19 outbreak on Lanai grows

In another blow to Hawaii’s economy, the 2020 Honolulu Marathon is canceled

3 additional COVID-19 fatalities reported on Oahu, 102 new cases statewide

  Officials outline how Hawaii would distribute a COVID-19 vaccine

  FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: the antiviral remdesivir

  US regulators seek advice on thorny issues as vaccines near

  Southwest to resume selling every seat on flights