Military Travel Exemptions; Caring For Patients During Pandemic; Test Passengers Before Boarding; Mauna Lani Update
Military Travel Exemptions
The military just yesterday relaxed restrictions for personnel traveling to Hawaii. Nearly two weeks ago Adjutant General Ken Hara agreed to exempt military men and women and their families from the 14 day state quarantine. Honolulu City Councilwoman Kym Pine told us her staff flagged the order as it was signed on a Friday afternoon without fanfare.
Caring For Patients During Pandemic
With the nation waging war on COVID-19, healthcare professionals from all over the country are doing what they can to pitch in. Tanya Gillan, a former Oahu resident is one of them. She’s a Registered Nurse working on the frontlines at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan. When we spoke with her in April, the state had over 31-thousand coronavirus cases. It now has nearly 65-thousand confirmed COVID-19 cases, and more than 5,900 deaths. HPR producer Russell Subiono spoke with Gillan to get a sense of what working in the midst of the pandemic looks like.
Test Passengers Before Boarding
Today's Reality Check looks at another solution to help reopen tourism safely. Covid-19 testing at CVS Pharmacies may be in the works. Click here to read business reporter Stewart Yerton's report on CivilBeat.org.
Mauna Lani Update
The state is expected to lift the 14-day quarantine for interisland travel next week.
The kamaaina market and staycations will be the focus for many hoteliers. The iconic Mauna Lani on the Kona Coast is an Auberge luxury resort that just snagged a place on the prestigious Conde Nast travel top-twenty hot list and it’s not the only award it’s in for.