Hawaii News & Updates

DOH Revises the State’s COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Policies

The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) is revising the state’s COVID-19 isolation and quarantine policies to align with CDC recommendations.

The following changes are effective January 3, 2022.
If you test positive for COVID-19 regardless of vaccination status:

  • Isolate for at least 5 days and until symptoms are gone
  • Continue to wear a mask for five days after isolation

If you are exposed to COVID-19:

Boosted, or fully vaccinated within past six months (or within past 2 months if J&J):
  • No need to quarantine
  • Wear a mask for ten days
  • Get tested on day five

Neither boosted nor fully vaccinated:
  • Quarantine for five days
  • Wear a mask for five days after quarantine
  • Get tested on day five

Hawaii Eliminates Safe Travels Health Questionnaire

Hawaii's Safe Travels quarantine guidelines for visitors changed on Jan. 3, 2022 to align with the state Department of Health’s new requirements. The mandatory quarantine period has been reduced from 10 to five days for domestic U.S. travelers. Read more...

Honolulu Mayor Reduces Large Indoor Events to 50% Capacity

Effective January 10, 2022, the capacity for large indoor events of more than 1,000 people on Oahu will be redued to 50%. Read more...

FDA Authorizes Oral Antivirals for Treatment of COVID-19 

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State Capitol to Remain Closed to the Public

The Hawaii State Capitol leadership announced the Captiol buidling will remain closed to the public for the near future. Read more....