Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced a “stay at home, work from home” order for the island of O‘ahu for two weeks beginning 12:01 a.m. Thursday. The Department learned of the details during a public press conference today.
The latest order does not impact the public school system, which will continue to be open for online instruction and to support students and staff. Mayor Caldwell confirmed that HIDOE schools and offices — which are deemed an essential business — will remain open at the request of Gov. David Ige, along with other educational institutions.
HIDOE employees are expected to continue reporting to their designated work sites.
Neighbor island counties are not impacted by the City & County of Honolulu’s order.
Honolulu officials plan to implement surge testing during the two-week period with the aim of completing 60,000 tests on Oahu in 14 days. See below for testing locations and dates.