Information on COVID-19

General websites for Information on COVID-19:

1. The State of Hawai‘i Department of Health has created a website dedicated to providing COVID-19 information and resources to the community: https://hawaiicovid19.com/

2. Aloha United Way strong>has created a hotline in partnership with DOH to answer COVID-19 questions: Dial 211

 

Information for Employers:

3. The Hawai‘i Chamber of Commerce has produced a COVID-19 micro-site that is geared toward employers in Hawai‘i: https://covid19.cochawaii.org/frequently-asked-questions/

4. The Hawai‘i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has workplace information for employers: http://labor.hawaii.gov/get-the-latest-covid-19-workplace-updates/

5. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has helpful information on stress management during this crisis: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

6. Insurance Policy Considerations Information: How will my insurance policies respond to COVID-19?

a. All insurance policies are different

b. Tenants may wish to check with their providers on the following:

i. Business interruption – may replace lost income due to a disaster and usually requires direct physical property loss or damage to insured’s property

ii. Contingent business interruption – may replace lost income due to supply chain disruption

iii. Civil authority and ingress and egress – may replace lost income if access to insured’s property is prevented or prohibited by governmental authority

iv. Pollution legal liability – for tenants that carry this in their policy, there may be coverage depending on the policy’s definition of Pollutant and Release

7. Families First Coronavirus Response Act: This legislation was signed into law by the President on March 18th (https://www.whitehouse.gov/) and provides for supplemental appropriations related to the COVID-19 public health emergency, waivers and modifications of Federal nutrition programs, employment-related protections and benefits, health programs and insurance coverage requirements, and related tax credits during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

State and County Directives:

• State of Hawai‘i (https://hawaiicovid19.com/) – all restaurants will have to close or provide drive-thru, take out, pick-up, or delivery. Bars, clubs, theaters and tourist attractions are to close. All places of worship and gatherings should be suspended.

• The City and County of Honolulu (http://www.honolulu.gov/) – all restaurants and cafes that serve food are mandated to suspend dine-in services, however, pickups, drive-thru and delivery services are allowed. Bars and nightclubs are required to close. Effective Friday, March 20 for 15 calendar days.

• The County of Maui (https://www.mauicounty.gov/) – all restaurants and cafes that serve food are mandated to suspend dine-in services, however, pickups, drive-thru and delivery services are allowed. Bars and nightclubs are required to close. Effective Friday, March 20 for 15 calendar days.

• The County of Kaua‘i (http://www.kauai.gov/covid-19 ) – implementation of a nightly curfew begins Friday, March 20 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Each individual on Kaua‘i will be required to remain in their residence. There are exceptions including commuting to and from work or airport, working for an essential provider, subsistence fishing or hunting, delivery services with food service establishments or stores that sell food and household supplies or seeking medical attention.

• Hawai‘i County (https://www.hawaiicounty.gov/) – Hawai‘i Island businesses and places of worship that decide to remain open must consider ways to minimize risk to employees and customers.