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Local News

Three arrested in North Kohala for Emergency Proclamation Violations

On Saturday, August 29, 2020, Scott Alan Souza, 47 years-old, of Kurtistown, was arrested and charged for Prohibited Acts Emergency Management, Section 127A-29 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes after he refused to comply with Mayor Kim’s Emergency Rule No. 11, which requires that all persons wear non-medical grade face coverings while in public settings. Police contacted Souza at the Kapaʻau Police Station after observing his vehicle parked in a disabled […]

todayAugust 31, 2020 33


Big Island: Masks required in public

Issued August 25th, the rule states, in part that face coverings are required in public with few exceptions, noted below... All persons within the County shall wear non-medical grade face coverings, over their nose and mouth, while in public settings.Mayor's COVID-19 Emergency Rule No. 11 Excerpted from: Mayor's COVID-19 Emergency Rule No. 11 Safe Practices All persons shall implement the following physical distancing and sanitation requirements to the fullest extent […]

todayAugust 30, 2020 12


Vehicle Registration & Licensing Division re-opens Waimea Office

The Vehicle Registration & Licensing Division announces the re-opening of the Waimea Office beginning, Tuesday,  August 25, 2020, for limited services from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.    Walk ins are welcomed but will be subject to daily limits based on the availability of staffing and the estimated transaction processing time.  Use the online scheduler to make an appointment.  Face coverings must be worn and customers must adhere to the recommended […]

todayAugust 26, 2020 23


Community Transmission Spurs Policy Changes

On today’s update of COVID-19, the number of active cases, on Hawaii Island, monitored by the Department of Health is twenty-eight. There are five new cases of Coronavirus on Hawaii Island.  These cases are now isolated and monitored by the Department of Health.  At this date, for Hawaii Island, four are hospitalized. Hawaii Island has seen daily increases of positive cases for the past two weeks.  Most of these recent […]

todayAugust 21, 2020 23

Local News

Hawi Road Work

Alternating One Lane Road Closure Notice, Hawi, August 25 The Department of Water Supply (DWS), County of Hawai‘i, will be working on Hāwī Road (Highway 250), makai of Red Cinder Road from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 25, 2020, to install a new water service. One alternating lane with traffic control will remain open throughout the installation. Motorists should expect delays and plan accordingly. Please pardon this temporary […]

todayAugust 20, 2020 18

Civil Defense

Civil Defense Update 3/21

County of Hawaii Updates: ·         Your County of Hawaii has established a COVID-19 website dedicated to providing you accurate information about the coronavirus. To access this information site, visit or click on the coronavirus link at the top of the County of Hawaii homepage. ·         All State and all County of Hawaii beach parks have been closed until further notice. ·         Hawaii Island businesses and places of worship that decided to remain open are […]

todayMarch 21, 2020 16


DLNR Closes Parks & Tours

Via DLNR: ALL COMMERCIAL OCEAN & TRAIL TOURS AND ALL HAWAI‘I STATE PARKS NOW CLOSED With today’s announcement that community spread of COVID-19 is likely happening in Hawai‘i, the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) has suspended all commercial operator permits until further notice. The suspension is consistent with Governor Ige’s supplemental emergency proclamation, Hawai‘i Dept. of Health (DOH) and Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. […]

todayMarch 20, 2020 26


DIY Personal Protection

Sought By Hospitals Across The Country According to a post for the Deaconess Health System (IN), orders for standard/disposable masks are on long back-orders, due to both demand and supply chain issues.  Hospitals across the country are reporting the same supply concerns. According to the CDC, fabric masks are a crisis response option when other supplies have been exhausted.“Prior to modern disposable masks, washable fabric masks were standard use for hospitals,” said Dawn Rogers, […]

todayMarch 20, 2020 18

Civil Defense

CD Update

CD MSG: Fri., Mar. 20 at 9AM. US Dept of State issued advisory to all U.S. citizens to avoid all int'l travel. County of Hawaii established COVID-19 website at for up-to-date information. DOH reports 26 cases of coronavirus across State w/1 case in Hawaii County. Reminder, DOE extended Spring Break to April 6.

todayMarch 20, 2020 14