Ige signs order requiring county, state employees to get vaccinated or face regular testing

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A sign asks visitors and employees at the Hawaii County Building to wash their hands and wear a mask indoors in Hilo on Wednesday.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A tester with S&G Labs bags a COVID-19 test Wednesday at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo.

State and county employees in Hawaii will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or regularly be tested for the novel coronavirus, Gov. David Ige announced Thursday during a news conference.