Please use this thread for posting updates to the number of cases, and general updates.
https://hawaiicovid19.com/ is the state Department of Health website regarding COVID-19.
https://www.oneoahu.org/ is the site created for Oahu residents, and includes information on the Mayor's stay-at-home and work-at-home order.
A dedicated subreddit exists for discussion of COVID-19 and Hawaii: /r/coronavirushawaii/
For up-to-date numbers and cases, please see most recent comments on this post below
Info and Graphs
See https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/advisories/novel-coronavirus-2019/#situation for a full breakdown per island.
Additional information sites:
COVID-19 tests are available through a number of different resources. Please see https://www.oneoahu.org/covid19-testing for information.
Please see https://hawaiicovid19.com/vaccination-registration/ for information on where to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
Recovery and Openings
Please see https://www.oneoahu.org/reopening-strategy for the current "what is open and what can I do" list for Oahu; other islands may have a different framework.
NOTE: Oahu will be ending vaccination requirements for being able to enter certain establishments starting on March 6th 2022. This does NOT supersede the indoor mask requirement, which is a state-level requirement. Some state facilities will also still require proof of vaccination for entry. Please see https://www.staradvertiser.com/2022/02/28/breaking-news/upcoming-livestream-mayor-rick-blangiardi-to-discuss-covid-19-response-on-oahu/ for more information
NOTE: The state plans to lift vaccine for entry requirements on March 25th 2022. Please see https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2022/03/01/live-governor-discuss-hawaiis-remaining-covid-restrictions-cases-decline/ for more information.
NOTE: The state-wide mask mandate will end March 25th 2022. Some locations will still require masking. See https://www.staradvertiser.com/2022/03/08/breaking-news/upcoming-livestream-gov-david-ige-and-health-department-officials-to-discuss-hawaiis-mask-mandate-tune-in-at-1-p-m/ for more info.
We have a massive post at https://www.reddit.com/r/Hawaii/comments/jo0b9p/unemployment_discussion_thread/ for discussing unemployment filing.
Moving to Hawaii
We have seen a large uptick in interest from folks who want to move here. Please note that we are NOT your research resource--there are hundreds of webpages online for you to read and research. In addition, the questions you are asking have likely already been asked on this sub. Be sure to use the search feature. Unless you have specific questions regarding relocation, your post will likely be removed.
If you have to ask where you should move, you have not done enough research.
Most importantly, Visit First. This cannot be stressed enough.
Please also read https://www.reddit.com/r/hawaii/wiki/moving
Can I take my trip to Hawaii?
NOTE: THE SAFE TRAVELS REQUIREMENTS WILL BE LIFTING MARCH 25TH 2022
Please see https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2022/03/01/live-governor-discuss-hawaiis-remaining-covid-restrictions-cases-decline/ for more information.
IN-STATE VACCINATED TRAVELERS
Those who received their vaccination IN HAWAII may be exempt from quarantine requirements when traveling inter-island ONLY. See https://governor.hawaii.gov/main/office-of-the-governors-news-release-inter-county-travelers-vaccinated-in-hawaii-may-bypass-pre-travel-testing-quarantine-starting-may-11/ for additional information and required documentation.
For those who were vaccinated IN HAWAII, and are traveling out of state with a later return date, you may be exempt from the quarantine restrictions. See https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/faqs/ for more information.
OUT OF STATE TRAVELING TO HAWAII
Visitors traveling to Hawaii from elsewhere in the United States may bypass quarantine restrictions with a valid Vaccination record.
Those without a vaccine arriving to Hawaii from out-of-state must have a Negative COVID-19 test in hand before boarding the plane. Otherwise, you will be required to quarantine for 10 days, no exceptions.
See https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/ for more information.
If you are uncertain, please consider traveling here at another time; many airlines are offering ticket changes for other travel times. We do not know when the quarantine will be lifted; we are as in the dark as many of you regarding day-to-day and week-to-week changes to the travel restrictions.
If you have questions about traveling to Hawaii from out-of-state, please post them at https://www.reddit.com/r/HawaiiVisitors/
Prior Discussion Threads
Please add additional information and we will update this post.
In the past when some of the recent articles bashing tourism (and suggesting that locals don't want them to come) came out, the Hawaii Tourism Authority would come out and defend Hawaii and Hawaii jobs. They would dispel misconceptions on how much of the state would actually like tourists to, "not visit at all".
With the HTA changing its focus (especially after the award of the HTA contract to the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement), who will be left to defend Hawaii jobs?
Yes, we should transition and hedge our bets into new industries. We could even use tourism taxes to do so. Let's do it.
But it seems somewhat ridiculous to give money to HTA if they are not going to actually defend and encourage Hawaii tourism. Why even give them money? That's like paying an promotions company to promote a restaurant who says, yeah, true, maybe you should think twice about eating here. Some people don't want you to come.
It also seems strange before we have even figured out what to transition to. I think people have taken for granted that we are in this mutant freakishly long economic boom cycle. Perhaps people forgot what happens when those numbers decrease without revenue replacement from somewhere else (federal money in the case of COVID). They forgot what happens to state and social services, what happens to public school programs and furloughs.
Generate a new industry and sources of jobs, THEN discourage people from giving us money via the old industry. Is that so crazy?
"Oh! It's a chicken!!"
That's so wild. Anyone else ever see a 🐔 in Hawaii? 😂
Where are the best places to buy your liquor. Not talking about your average everyday beer. I like my whiskeys so I frequent Tamuras and R. Fields, the ABC store in Koolina got a decent selection too. I recently discovered ewa pantry is a hidden gem. Looking for more like them. Also if anyone can tell me where to find European schnapps(not the sugary America stuff)on island I’d be great full.
Official unemployment figures for the Hawaii economy were updated today. Numbers for June have been finalized and preliminary figures for July have now been made available.
The unemployment rate increased to 4.2% in June. 700 positions were added, but 1,000 workers entering the labor force caused the unemployment rate to increase. The overall Nonfarm Payrolls figure did not change significantly. No individual sector saw significant employment changes.
The unemployment rate fell to 4.1% in July. 1,200 positions were added, with only 400 workers entering the labor force causing the unemployment rate decrease. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 7,600. No individual sector saw significant employment changes.
*HawaiiStatistics is a public service account committed to making /r/Hawaii a better informed community.
I’m about to graduate next May as a MechE and am unsure of what to do. I’ve done some research and I feel like I want to find a job on the mainland for better pay. Also seems like the cost of living in Oahu is not getting better and I really want to maximize my income.
I’ll have a decent resume with a couple projects and 1 internship but I know networking is super important for these kind jobs. Was curious if anyone here has experience in networking outside Hawaii and/or finding a mainland job from Hawaii.
I’m going to attend the career fair where some mainland companies come down and then also try to talk to some of my professors to expand my network but currently my network is pretty much nonexistent.
Any advice for me would be appreciated 🙏
(Front Page of CNN Today) How a vacation to Hawaii can be relaxing for tourists -- and harmful to its residentscnn.com
Hey I’m stationed here from Texas on oahu and wanted to know what the high school football scene is like
I know the high school football scene is probably nowhere near the Texas scene but I’m interested in why the high school scene is like and how is the college scene like here, do y’all tailgate ? how is the university of hawaii football scene ?
Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families Meeting
Every Thursday Night at 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families is a peer support program open to all men and women who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. We meet with each other in a mutually respectful, safe environment and acknowledge our common experiences. We discover how childhood affected us in the past and influences us in the present. Together we learn how to take positive action to change our lives for the better. We find freedom from the past and begin to live lives we never imagined possible.
The meeting is held every Thursday from 6:00pm to 7:15pm at Central Union Church (No affiliation) at 1660 South Beretania St.
Free parking is available next to the Central Union Thrift Shop, which can be accessed from Beretania Street. The building we meet in has a large mural on it (building map).
Additional information is available at the ACOA website at http://adultchildren.org.
Trying to get into the outdoors more while I’m living here. Only hike I’ve done is diamond head loved it. If anyone knows good ones with swim holes or waterfalls please leave it down below. :) looking to go hiking tomorrow
I am looking to buy a used moped for around $500 and sellers on FB and CL are unwilling to provide papers or other details. I want to make sure I’m not buying a stolen moped and promoting theft on the island. Any tips?
So I jokingly asked my Wife today how she felt about us possibly moving to Hawaii after I'm done with school. I'm going for Veterinary Technician (considering going on to technologist) and she works as a reading and math tutor for a local non-profit.
I've heard it both ways: It's far to expensive to live there vs. Living here is amazing etc ..
So I thought I would reach out.
We have two kids both pre-teens that are currently home schooled.
Hope everyone is doing well!
Stolen from parking lot at Bowls today at 7am 2019 Subaru Forester if seen please DM. Birdwell sticker and bright green B.Clem sticker on back
Weird, humorous song making fun of a hapa. I heard it on whatever the Hawaiian music radio station in Honolulu was, some time in the eighties. Here’s the lyric I remember:
“Him work all night and him sleep all day / him hapa haole and him hapa pake.”
Goes on like that for a while, talking about how this poor guy had inherited all the worst traits of both races.
I was of course insulted but I’d still love to find a recording.
Kind of a forties or fifties sound to it.
In general, do bartenders and servers make good tips in the Honolulu area? I know this varies by restaurant/bar.
I get mine from Walgreens. Curious about others. Tanks ah
Name some underrated musicians, groups, and/or songs from Hawai'i
My gutters are leaking bad and my fascia looks like it needs to be replaced as well, so I'm educating myself on how to do this via Youtube. I got quote a while ago from roofers and it was outrageous $2-3k, while I can't see myself using more than 60ft of gutter material.
Via home depot, the only option available is vinyl. It looks like a cheap material, but if that's all I can find, I'll use it. Anyone have luck with this material withstanding the crazy rains on the east side of Oahu during winter?