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Everything You Need to Know About Coronavirus and Reopening Hawai‘i

Here is What Will Reopen First in Honolulu on Thursday, September 24

A new city matrix allows small groups to hike, visit the beach, eat in restaurants and shop, with limits, but bars and nightclubs will have to wait.
2020.09.22 07:22 PM

We May Be Social Distancing, But Kailua’s Beaches Are Still Packed

Now, because of COVID-19, the streets are a little emptier, but the energy pulsing through Kailua town remains strong.
2020.09.22 02:00 PM

5 We Tried: Hawaiʻi-Made Hand Sanitizers

Yes, they all kill germs. But only a few local alcohol-based sprays, gels and liquids made our “must-have” list.
2020.09.21 01:33 PM

The Best Solo Outdoor Activities During Quarantine

The latest emergency orders allow us to try new things outdoors, find some new local grubs and relax—as long as we do it alone. Here are some ideas.
2020.09.21 12:37 PM

Hawaiʻi Nurses Talk About Patient Care in a Pandemic

For COVID-19 patients hospitalized in isolation, nurses provide a crucial human connection—at the risk of their own safety.
2020.09.18 02:07 PM

Launching During Lockdown

When the emergency order shut down dining rooms, these new restaurants—months in the planning—decided to open anyway.
2020.09.15 07:00 AM

So Much for Social Distancing: Honolulu City Buses are Still Crowded During Quarantine

TheBus has been considered an essential service throughout the pandemic, continuing to get riders where they need to go. But when restrictions eased, O‘ahu’s city buses filled up again, putting its riders at risk.
2020.09.11 03:00 PM

Rethinking Hawai‘i: How the Visitor Industry Should Operate in the Future

The experts tell us how best to move forward when restrictions ease and tourism emerges.
2020.09.08 05:32 PM

Honolulu’s Stay At Home, Work From Home Extended Until September 24

The emergency order set to expire this Thursday will last another two weeks, though some new solo activities will be allowed.
2020.09.08 04:12 PM

When a Hurricane Was Headed Our Way, I Couldn’t Help But Think, What Next?

Really, 2020?!
2020.09.01 10:30 AM

Hawai‘i’s State Health and Prison Chiefs Both Stepping Down on State’s Deadliest Day for the Virus

As the state’s once-promising COVID-19 case count blew up, critics called for their ouster as well as increased widespread testing and tracing of those with the coronavirus.
2020.08.31 03:45 PM

A COVID-19 Timeline: How Honolulu Got To This Point

Here are major milestones since the pandemic began changing life in Hawai‘i.
2020.08.27 04:36 PM