Ige concerned about how gatherings such as recent protests will impact the state’s COVID-19 case counts

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Carrie Sandlin tests a patient for COVID-19 on May 29 at the drive-through testing site across from Hilo Medical Center.

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  • Courtesy of HILO MEDICAL CENTER Dan Brinkman, East Hawaii Regional CEO, Hawaii Health Systems Corp., is tested for COVID-19. Hilo Medical Center, its clinics and sister hospitals in Ka‘u and Honokaa, tested all employees for the disease last week.

Gov. David Ige is asking those who rallied during recent Black Lives Matter protests throughout Hawaii to self-isolate as the state continues its fight against COVID-19.