Sat. 4/25 COVID-19 Daily Update
DOUBLETREE HILTON ALANA WAIKIKI WORKERS RATIFY 1ST UNION CONTRACT
Congratulations DoubleTree workers! They ratified their first union contract with a 100% YES vote.
HARIETT CLASSES ARE NOW ONLINE
Our training trust fund HARIETT has moved all their classes online! Earn a certificate, learn a new language or skill, improve yourself—all from the comfort of your own home.
To register, visit HARIETT’s website.
As frustrations mount, state further expands phone bank set up for unemployment claims (Hawaii News Now, April 25, 2020)
The Hawaii Convention Center phone bank that was set up to process unemployment claims is expanding to accommodate more volunteers, and phone bank hours will also be extended. There will be two shifts starting Monday. The first from 7:00am to 12:00pm, and then from 1:00pm to 6:00pm, Monday through Saturday.
Governor extends stay-at-home order, quarantine for travelers through May 31 (HawaiI News Now, April 25, 2020)
Following the Honolulu extension, the state order is also extended now.
Ige also announced:
- Reopening state beaches for exercise, allowing walking and running on beaches but not loitering
- Elective medical procedures will now be allowed
- The Transportation Department will continue stronger enforcement of mandatory, 14-day quarantine.
- Extend a moratorium on evictions, including for non-payment of rent, through May 31.
Opening up the economy won’t save the economy (Vox, Aril 25, 2020)
This article uses Open Table’s online restaurant reservation data to illustrate the point that people stopped going to restaurants before the lock down orders were announced because they were truly concerned about infection. The article argues that just because restaurants and businesses are allowed to open again doesn’t mean customers or business will automatically return.
World: Cases: 2.9M (+100k). Deaths: 202k (+6k)
USA: Cases: 938k (+48k). Deaths: 53.7k (+2.7k). Total Tested: 5.1M (+400k)
Hawaii: Cases: 604 (+3). Deaths: 14 (+0). Hospitalized: 68 (+1). Recovered: 482 (+17)