Covid-19: Resources & Information for Hawai‘i
During this time of uncertainty, let's do all we can to limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep our families and our communities safe. As individuals in Hawai‘i, we have a shared kuleana to look out for one another. We are stronger together, even when we must maintain a physical distance.
Mahalo to Hawai‘i’s first responders and health care professionals who are working tirelessly on the front lines to care for Hawai‘i’s residents and visitors.
Everyone, stay strong and stay safe. We are in this together, and we will get through this together.
A Note from Kai
From the beginning, we have focused our campaign on listening to the needs of Hawai‘i’s people. During this coronavirus pandemic, it is even more important that we hear from you about the struggles you are facing. Your health, safety and financial well-being are our top priority.
We are following the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of Hawai‘i Department of Health and suspending in-person campaign events until further notice. However, my Kahele for Congress campaign operations will continue statewide, and we will communicate with you through email, our website, and social media.
In the meantime, we are committed to providing COVID-19 resources and information for Hawai‘i through this webpage.
CDC Guidelines to Protect Yourself
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Put at least six feet of distance between yourself and other people. This is particularly important for older adults and people of any age with underlying medical conditions.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay informed through reliable sources, but avoid overconsuming the news to protect your mental and emotional health.
Resources to Help You
Below are some resources for all of your needs. We will continually update the list.
Hawai‘i News Media
The following are links to Hawai'i news media outlets covering the coronavirus pandemic.
How You Can Kōkua
Please consider supporting the following nonprofit organizations throughout Hawai‘i that are helping to provide for the immediate needs of our most vulnerable: kūpuna, keiki and houseless, as well as first responders and health care professionals.
Take Care of Your Mental & Emotional Health
Times of uncertainty can lead to anxiety. Here are a few tips to help maintain mental health and reduce anxiety. If needed, seek professional assistance.
- Stay connected to friends, family and colleagues by communicating via phone, tablet, computer and mail.
- Protect your physical health by eating well, exercising safely and getting regular sleep.
- Limit your reading and viewing of distressing news.
Despite this time of disruption and hardship, the aloha spirit is alive and well in Hawai‘i. Everyday, we see heroes sacrificing to serve others. Do you have a story to share that recognizes someone in our state who is going above and beyond to help others? Or inspiring stories of innovation and resilience? Let us know and we'll share it.