Interisland travelers face quarantine

After midnight tonight, anyone taking an interisland flight who is not an essential worker traveling for legitimate work purposes will be subjected to “a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine,” Gov. David Ige said Monday.

Task force doctor defends COVID-19 screening of senators

Dr. Scott Miscovich, a private physician on Oahu who is a senior adviser on Lt. Gov. Josh Green’s COVID-19 Task Force, said Tuesday he conducted the testing of several asymptomatic senators at the state capitol on Thursday after Sen. Clarence Nishihara tested positive.

Ige: Stay home, Hawaii

Gov. David Ige said Monday his statewide lockdown order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is “aimed at social distancing — the single most effective way of controlling this deadly virus.”

Popular Hilo eateries begin laying off employees

Some East Hawaii restaurants are following Gov. David Ige’s Tuesday recommendation to move to a takeout/delivery service model during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, while other eateries are choosing to continue their dining room operations.

Decision to cancel Merrie Monarch praised

A Kona kumu hula whose halau was set to compete at the 57th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival said he thinks the cancellation of the festival is “the best decision for our people, our culture and the safety of everybody.”

UH makes ‘hard’ decisions in wake of virus

University of Hawaii President David Lassner on Thursday elaborated on plans for the 10-campus UH system to move to online classes beginning Monday, March 23, the first day of instruction following spring break.