Gov. Ige said today the state will start its pre-travel COVID-19 testing program for travelers coming to Hawaii on Oct. 15. That will allow travelers who test negative for the coronavirus within a 72-hour time frame before arrival to Hawaii to be exempted from the 14-day quarantine now imposed on arriving travelers to the state.
Hawaii County Civil Defense this morning reported another coronavirus-related death at Hilo Medical Center of a resident of Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home.
The closure of all county and state beach parks on the Big Island will be extended for two additional weeks, according to a statement from Mayor Harry Kim’s office.