COVID-19 News and Updates
FROM THE GOVERNOR: REOPENING THE ‘KAMA’AINA ECONOMY’
MAY 29, 2020: “Act with care” is the new watchword for Hawai‘i’s current phase — reopening the “kamaʻāina economy.” This phase depends on venues taking steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and Hawai‘i’s people “acting with care” to protect themselves and others by wearing face coverings and maintaining physical distancing. Now, more than ever, our safety depends on us working together to protect each other and supporting key public health strategie
Governor Ige Issues Eighth Supplementary Emergency Proclamation
MAY 22, 2020: Gov. Ige signed a 8th Supplementary Emergency Proclamation that authorizes the first group of businesses to re-open since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the temporary closure of non-essential businesses across the state on Mar. 25. The latest proclamation also allows residents to leave their homes to patronize certain businesses and activities under the new “Safer-at-Home” order.
MAY 22, 2020 – In accordance with Gov. David Ige’s eighth supplemental emergency proclamation, the counties of O‘ahu, Maui and Kaua‘i are allowing medium-risk businesses and operations to re-open. READ MORE
Plans of Governor Ige and County Mayors to Reopen State
BEWARE OF SCAMS
Hawaii County warns of COVID-19 scams for first responders, Hawaii Tribune Herald
Coping in a World of COVID-19
While family members may understand the inherit risks of your job, the threat of exposure to COVID-19 may trigger unique fears for your partner and children. To help support your family during this time, consider these suggestions from the IAFF. Read, Helping Your Family Cope with COVID-19
If fear of COVID-19 is causing you significant anxiety or consuming most of your energy, the IAFF offers strategies to help you cope. For more information about common emotional reactions to the current virus outbreak, see COVID-19 Behavioral Health Considerations or visit www.iaffrecoverycenter.com.
If you have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your supervisor immediately and follow guidelines for your jurisdiction. If necessary, stay home, self-monitor for symptoms or self-isolate at home. Document your exposure.
Use the National Fire Operations Reporting System (NFORS) Exposure mobile app to help in collecting national exposure data for all fire fighters and paramedics. Watch the demo video on how to enter data.
Other helpful links:
- IAFF Resources
- Step-by-step guide to self-isolation, NBC News, 3/20/2020
- LIST: Essential services, workers and activities under city’s stay-at-home order, Hawaii News Now 3/22/2020
- Hawaii State Department of Health
- International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- About the Coronavirus (video)
- Situation Reports (Data and Updates)
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public