Ige: Vaccination or testing of state workers ‘is a consideration’

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  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Former mayor Harry Kim waves at cars while holding a sign asking passersby to get vaccinated in front of the King Kamehameha I statue in Hilo on Monday. Kim decided to sign wave after seeing COVID-19 cases continually spike in the county. "It's getting bad around here, so I thought I'd come out with a message," Kim said. "When you've lived here a long time, you know when it's time to get out and try to take care of the community."

Gov. David Ige said Monday requiring state employees to be vaccinated for the novel coronavirus or be subject to weekly COVID 19 testing “is a consideration.”