Oahu Updates

UPDATED 12:37PM 04/02/2020

On 03/23.20 Gov. David Ige announced a statewide ‘lockdown’ effective Wednesday 03/25/20 at 12:01 a.m. through Thursday, April 30. Residents and visitors will be required to stay and home and work from home, with exceptions made for “essential” businesses and services .Failure to comply with the order will be punishable by fines of up to $5,000 and a year in jail. CLICK HERE for more info.

The Governor’s has also ordered for Self-Quarantine of ALL Travelers to Hawai‘i (including inter-island travel) for 14 days or duration of trip effective starting  Thursday, March 26, 2020 and is punishable by fines.

New HawaiiCOVID19 website from DOH – https://hawaiicovid19.com/

As this list is very long, if you are looking for a specific name/keyword please search for it by pressing Command + F (on Mac) or CTRL + F (on Microsoft).

New deadlines for bills – CLICK HERE for more details

Filing for Unemployment: The safest, and most efficient way to apply for unemployment benefits is through the new web form. The State will backdate claims and deposit unemployment benefits for eligible individuals that were unable to file their claims due to the overload on the online filing system. CLICK HERE to get started.

  • 2019 Income Tax Filing and Payment Deadline Extended to July 20, 2020.
  • Evictions and Foreclosures on hold during pandemic until April 30 at the earliest
  • Evictions will not occur until April 30 at the earliest
  • Foreclosures will not occur until April 30 at the earliest
  • Rent Increases will not occur for the duration of emergency period
  • Mortgage Payments and Utility Bills are still ongoing – contact customer service to discuss payment options and schedules to be arranged to help keep payments manageable

Senior Shopping Hours

  • Target– all stores will close at 9 p.m. local time to allow even more time for teams to clean and restock store shelves. Target will reserve the first hour of shopping each Wednesday at stores nationwide for vulnerable guests
  • Foodland – All Foodland, Foodland Farms and Sack N Save stores statewide will serve only seniors during their first hour of business on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Hours 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Daily.
  • Whole Foods – all Whole Foods Market stores in the U.S. and Canada will service customers who are 60 and older one hour before opening to the general public, Open Hours 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Daily.
  • Times Supermarkets will reserve the first hour of its store opening every day for seniors and people with serious chronic medical conditions. The change will go into effect on Friday until further notice.
  • Tamura’s Market will open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:15a to 8 a.m. for seniors (age 60 and older) and an accompanying family member or caregiver.
  • Down to Earth is not strictly enforcing this yet but would like customers to observe that the first hour 7am-8am be reserved for customers over 60yrs of age or with medical conditions. They are open 7am-9pm.
  • Costco – starting Tuesday March 24, special shopping hour for members who are 60+ on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am-9am, . The pharmacy will also be open during this hour.
    • Effective Friday, April 3, 2020, Costco will allow no more than (2) people to enter the warehouse with each membership card
    • Weekdays close at 6:30pm, weekends close at regular times; Gas stations close at 7pm
  • Financial Institutions – American Savings, HSFCU, and First Hwaiian Bank– Effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020, are reserving the first hour of branch operations for seniors and those living with serious pre-existing conditions
  • Navy Exchange Mall – NEX will open the 2nd floor entrance  1-hour early (8AM-9AM) to provide seniors and the opportunity to shop for essential items.

Schools

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) announced that school facilities will remain closed to students through April 30. Traditional, in-school instruction is on hold until schools reopen. 

CLICK HERE for more info on Student Loan Forgiveness due to COVID-19.

  • University of Hawaii will transition to online classes, effective starting on Monday, March 23.
    • all Spring 2020 semester University of Hawaii athletic (events cancelled)
    • all large, university-sponsored public events are cancelled
    • application deadline for the 2020–21 academic year extended to August 1
  • Chaminade University will transition to online classes on March 30, classes will be taught using a distance format for two weeks through April 10.
  • Hawaii Medical College – Effective Monday, March 23, Hawaii Medical College will close the physical campus location in Honolulu until April 30, 2020 and move all existing operations, new student enrollments and classes online.
  • The Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) in conjunction with its member leagues – the (BIIF), (ILH), (KIF), (MIL), (OIA) —all interscholastic competition will be suspended indefinitely, effective March 16
  • Iolani School – online classes begin on Wednesday, March 18, and continue after Spring Break 
    • Iolani School has suspended all on-campus academic operations
  • Kamehameha Schools – resume lessons with remote schooling on March 30, 2020 
  • Mid-Pacific School – campus is closed through April 30, online education starts April 1, 
  • Punahou School extended Spring Break until March 31 and Starting Wednesday, April 1, will implement distance learning across the Junior School and the Academy. There will be no on-campus instruction or school activities. 
  • Saint Louis School spring break extended until March 27, classes start March 30. They are extending its online learning platform to April 30th.
  • La Pietra extends spring break until March 31, online classes April 1-12, students return April 13
  • Hawaii Baptist Academy spring break until March 31, online learning April 1-9, classes resume April 13, campus closed March 18-April 12
  • Le Jardin Academy Spring Break starts March 18 (three days earlier), distance learning begins March 30.
  • Honolulu Waldorf SchoolH is extending its Spring Break through March 27, instruction will resume online education from March 30 until at least April 30th.
  • Damien Memorial School has extended spring break through March 30. The school is also preparing to move to online-only instruction through April 6 if necessary.
  • Maryknoll School will extend its spring break through March 28 and distance learning has been extended through Thursday, April 30th. Events and classes will not meet on March 23 through April 30th.
  • Hawaii Baptist Academy will extend spring break by two days, until March 31, and use online learning through April 9. Classes are set to resume on campus on April 13.
  • Montessori Community School is extending its spring break through March 27.  Distance Learning for all programs begins on March 30, 2020 and will run through May 1, 2020.
  • St. Andrew’s Schools is extending spring break for all three of its campuses and transitioning to online teaching for two of them. The Priory and The Prep will extend spring break through April 1 and will go online. Queen Emma Preschool will be on spring break through April 3.

Resources for Keiki/Kupuna in Need

  • Hawaii Children’s Action Network – Hawaii COVID-19 Resources available. Search a map with filters for food for keiki, kupuna, child care, etc.  CLICK HERE to get started.
  • Kama’aina Kids – offer child care for infants through preschool, but also add support services to school aged children to families in essential service roles. CLICK HERE for more info.
  • Hawaii Meals on Wheels ‘Show Aloha Challenge’ involves 10 restaurants that will be making 60 meals/day for our Kupunas.  The goal is to deliver 7,600 meals to seniors at their homes from Monday, March 30, through Wednesday, April 8, 2020.  Seniors who would like to sign up for the meal delivery service may call St. Francis Healthcare System at (808) 547-6501 or CLICK HERE.
  • The Hawaii State Department of Education will be implementing the​​Seamless Summer Option(SSO) program. During the extended Spring Break, 38 Hawaii Public Schools offering free Breakfast and Lunch period to children who are 18 years or younger.  CLICK HERE for more info!
  • Drive Thru Free Lunch – In Kaneohe at 47-200 Waihee Rd. Pick Up Monday-Friday at 11:30am from March 30-April 30. For more info contact (808) 239-5777, or CLICK HERE.
  • Kupuna Needs Project – Service for those 62 years of age and older. Call (808)202-0820 or CLICK HERE for more info.
  • Honolulu YMCA extends Grab-and-Go free meal distribution for kids through April 3.  CLICK HERE for more info.
    • Also offering Childcare for essential workers – CLICK HERE
  • Palama Settlement – FREE Lunches for Keiki during school closures from March 30-April 30, their emergency food pantry is to remain open during the statewide Stay-At-Home Order. All other Palama Settlement programs are canceled until further notice. For more info, CLICK HERE.
  • Keiki Free Grab & Go: Untik April 7, free Breakfast and Lunch Pickups (Located in Waianae & Makaha Areas) CLICK HERE for more info.
  • Malama Meals – Mālama Meals program mission is to provide food security to individuals and communities in need  by distributing nourishing, freshly made meals and supplies prepared under strict health and safety protocols.  Phone their call center at (808) 952-9796 or CLICK HERE for more info.
  • ALOHA HARVEST nonprofit that rescues quality donated food & delivers it free of charge to social service agencies feeding the hungry in Hawai’i.
    • Free lunch DHHL Quarry in Waimanalo Weekdays from 11:30am until out – more info CLICK HERE
    • Free food drop off for Kūpuna and the community Every Friday in April 2020, from 12-3:30pm at 653 Ala Moana Blvd, more info CLICK HERE
  • KEY Project Drive Thru Free Lunch – In Kaneohe at 47-200 Waihee Rd. Pick Up Monday-Friday at 11:30am from March 30-April 30. For more info contact (808)239-5777, or CLICK HERE.
  • SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTER(808) 682-5505
    • Distributing 2437 meals per week and 350 Kroc Cares Kits (food bags) per week – serving kupuna, keiki and families in need from Kapolei, Makakilo, Nanakuli out to the Waianae Coast
  • OUR KUPUNA
    • Assisting Kupuna in buying groceries, food, prescriptions and other needs to help them stay home. To request service visit our website or call 808-400-4506.
  • KUPUNA KOKUA
    • Resources, and grocery delivery for our kupuna on O’ahu.  Sign up to volunteer!
  • SENIOR FOOD BOX PROGRAM by Hawaii Food Bank
    • Distributing food boxes to improve the health of seniors with low income. For residents of City and County of Honolulu, 60+, income requirements. Call 808-954-7868 or visit their website.
  • HELP IS ON THE WAY
    • Help is On the Way is a new Hawaii nonprofit that offers free delivery services for kupuna and others in need.  Contact us at HiHelpIsOnTheWay@gmail.com to apply for the program’s services or visit their website.  Volunteers needed!

Support Local Farms!

  • Farm to Car – Customers can pre-order local farm products online then pick-up their order with minimal personal contact. The program will begin Wednesday, April 1 for the Honolulu Farmers’ Market at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center from 10 a.m. to noon. The program will then be expanded to other locations across O’ahu.  CLICK HERE to sign up and start shopping!
  • Go Farm Hawaii – Directory of where to find local produce and resources for farmers for Community Supported Agriculture Boxes and Fresh Produce with Online Ordering, Farm Pick-up or Delivery.  CLICK HERE to get started!
  • Windward Mall Farmers Market  – To better serve the community, Windward Mall is re-opening its weekly Farmers Market. Market operator, Hanawahine Farms, will implement additional safety measures and social distancing protocols. Farmers Market hours are as follows: Wednesdays from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., Sundays from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Waipahu Festival Marketplace –  open daily 8am-2pm. They are monitoring visitors to keep social distancing through the back entrance, so come in through the back entrance.
  • FarmLovers Markets – At Ward Village, Pearlridge, Waimea Valley Oahu and Kailua Town, they will be open at their regular times.

Closed until further notice

Restaurants, Bars and Nightclubs will have to be closed for dine-in customers and provide drive-thru, take out, or delivery in effect until April 30. This complies with the Mayor’s Stay at Home Order and Governor Ige’s State of Emergency Proclamation.

  • Malls and Department Stores:
    • Royal Hawaiian Center – Closed through April 30. Restaurants have curbside pickup and delivery
    • Ala Moana– Restaurants have take-out and delivery options
    • Pearlridge Center – Closed until further notice
    • Ward Village closed through Thursday, April 30, 2020
    • Macy’s, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, and Bloomingdales 
    • Ross Dress for Less, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls
    • Waikele Premium Outlet
  • All public events at the Hawaii State Capitol, Hawaii State Art Museum, Washington Place, and other facilities that the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) manages
  • All state parks, monuments, libraries, waysides, lookouts, historical sites and recreation areas on Oahu and Kauai, as well as 13 state parks on Maui, Hawaii Island and Molokai until further notice
    • All city parks, city pools, and municipal golf courses until April 30
    • Library material due dates and holds have been automatically extended.
  • The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific or Punchbowl is open for interment services and visitation, but all ceremonies are postponed through April.
  • KCC Farmers Market closed until April 13, 2020
    • Several popular farmers markets (on hold for now)
  • Gyms (many offering FREE Live-Stream Workouts): 24 Hour Fitness,Planet Fitness, UFC, YMCA (closed until 03/29)
  • Entertainment:
    • Movie theaters: Regal and Consolidated are closed
    • Blue Note Hawaii – closed until April  20, 2020
    • Hawaiian Brian’s – live streaming shows on FB!
    • Blaisdell Center and Box office closed until April 30, 2020
    • BAMP Project/The Republik: closed until April 30th (tickets to postponed shows to be honored on new date)
    • Aloha Stadium events, including the swap meet (suspended until May 14)
  • Financial Institutions:
    • Territorial Savings Bank will temporarily suspend Saturday banking hours effective immediately. Our branches will remain open and maintain their regular banking hours Monday – Friday.
    • American Saving Bank – Certain branches will be temporarily closed. Check their website to see yet available branches.
    • Bank of Hawaii – some locations will be temporarily closed across Hawaii beginning Wednesday, March 25. Check website for open locations.
    • First Hawaiian Bank Pearlridge has closed as of March 16
    • Hawaii National Bank – Effective Wednesday, April 1, 2020,will be temporarily closing the Airport, Hilo, and Kihei Branches . Bishop Street Branch remains temporarily closed.
  • Travel suspensions:
    • Boyd Gaming to temporarily close all Nevada properties due to gov. Sisolak’s order. With that Vacations Hawaii is suspending all Vegas charter departures March 18 through April 30th. Anyone traveling prior to May 1, 2020 will get a full refund.
    • Hawaiian Airlines – Suspending most flights in preparation for a 14-day government quarantine order for all Hawai‘i arrivals
    • Southwest – will continue Neighbor Island flights; limit mainland route to Oakland to Honolulu
    • Mokulele Airlines – adjusted schedule and reduced to 54 daily departure flights to all serviced airports from April 1 to May 13
    • Ko Olina will shut down operations at its hotels including the Four Seasons, Disney’s Aulani, the Ko Olina Golf Club and Ko Olina Marina.
    • Hale Koa Hotel is also closed.
    • Prince Resorts Hawaii -which manages the Prince Waikiki, Hawaii Island’s Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort- is temporarily suspending operations until April 30.
    • Disney’s Aulani begins closing Tuesday, March 24.
    • The Kahala Hotel & Resort has suspended all operations until May 1, 2020
    • Halekulani Corp. announced it was temporarily closing Halekulani and Halepuna Waikiki through April 30.
    • Major Cruise Ship closures – including but not limited to Carnival Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise, and Line Royal Caribbean
  • The city is suspending all in-person customer service transactions with the public, including driver licensing, state ID cards and dealer drop-off services. This includes Driver licensing, State ID, motor vehicle registrations and dealer drop off services.
    • DRIVER LICENSING CENTERS AND SATELLITE CITY HALLS ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
      • REAL ID deadline pushed to 2021
      • Expiration of driver’s licenses and state ID cards extended by 90 days.
    • State officials also announced they will extend state corporate and personal income tax filing deadlines from April 20 to July 20.
      • Federal officials announced an extension of the federal tax filing deadline last week.
  • Bishop Museum
  • Dole Plantation
  • Waikiki Aquarium
  • Waikiki Zoo
  • Ice Palace
  • Sea Life park
  • Iolani Palace
  • Pearl Harbor National Memorial
  • Hanauma Bay
  • Hawaiian Mission Houses
  • Polynesian Culture Center closed until April 30, 2020, includes Pounder’s Restaurant at Hukilau Marketplace
  • Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center
  • Lanakila Pacific is suspending all group recreational services of its Lanakila Kupuna Wellness Centers at all three locations
  • Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center
  • Goodwill locations are closed, asks community to hold off on donations
  • All correctional facilities have suspended inmate personal visits.
  • Hawaiian Electric payment centers are closed but disconnections are suspended through May 17
  • All private golf courses and private sports facilities on Oahu to close as of April 1, 2020
  • U.S. Army bases in Hawaii are restricting all non-essential visitors due to social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic starting April 1, 2020

Modified Hours

  • TheBus – Starting 04/01/20, they will be operating on State Holiday Schedule, on all regular weekdays, Monday-Friday, until further notice.  Regular Saturday, Sunday service will operate on the weekends.
  • Malls (keep in mind, most national brands have closed their doors):
    • Windward Mall new hours will be Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
    • International Marketplace – daily 11am-8pm; store and restaurant hours may vary
    • Ka Makana Ali’i – modified Monday-Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-6pm
    • Kahala Mall, Koko Marina, Kunia Shopping Center, Pearl Highlands, – contact individual stores and restaurants for hours of operation
  • Walmart is cutting back store hours. Stores usually open 24/7 are now open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Sam’s Club hours will be shifted to 9 am – 8 pm, Monday – Saturday. Sunday hours will remain 10 am – 6 pm.
  • The Blood Bank of Hawaii canceled all of their upcoming blood drives in Hawaii, but is still taking donations (Beginning Monday 3/23) at their main Young Street location
  • Ben Franklin Crafts closing one hour early until further notice
  • T-mobile most stores closed but few open from 10am-6pm local time
  • Sprint Mon-Sat  11a-6p, Sun 12p-5p
  • Hawaiian Humane Society by appointment only Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • City Mill – Monday-Saturday 7am-6pm, Sunday 8am-5pm
  • Catholic Charities Hawai‘i – all clients are required to schedule an appointment via email or phone in advance

Postponed /Cancelled Local Events

  • Lea Salonga concert postponed to Oct. 23 and Oct. 24 (tickets to postponed shows to be honored on new date)
  • Hall&Oates concert postponed to Oct. 23 (tickets to postponed shows to be honored on new date)
  • BAMP Project/The Republik: closed until April 30th (tickets to postponed shows to be honored on new date)
  • Annual HIFF Spring Showcase postponed until the end of August 2020.
  • Honolulu Ekiden (canceled)
  • Hawaii Theatre shows and events scheduled for March and April are being rescheduled to dates later in the year
  • Mariah Carey postponed until November 28
  • HOT Salome (canceled)
  • HSO performances all cancelled until May 2020
  • Monster X Tour postponed
  • 28th Annual Filipino Fiesta
  • 8th Annual Flores de Mayo
  • Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Kai Street Fest
  • Diana Ross concert (canceled)
  • Mid-Pacific Road Runners Club Windward Half Marathon (canceled)
  • Prince Kuhio Parade and Hoolaulea in Kapolei (postponed)
  • Merrie Monarch Festival (canceled)
  • Mariah Carey concert (postponed until Nov. 28)
  • All University of Hawaii sporting events (canceled)
  • St. Patrick’s Day block party in Downtown Honolulu (canceled)
  • Festival of the Pacific Arts & Culture (postponed)
  • Prince Kuhio Parade and Hoolaulea in Kapolei (postponed)
  • Iolani Fair (canceled)
  • Hawaii Kai Carnival (canceled)
  • Waikiki Spam Jam (canceled)
  • Shinnyo-En Floating Lantern Ceremony postponed to 2021
  • 13th Festival of the Pacific Arts and Culture (postponed)
  • Kawaii Kon and Comic Con Hawaii has been postponed to August 7 to August 9, 2020
  • Jersey Boys (postponed)

Postponed /Cancelled National Events

  • The Masters (postponed)
  • NASCAR races (canceled)
  • NCAA (canceled)
  • Boston Marathon (postponed)
  • Coachella (postponed to October)
  • SXSW (cancellation)
  • StageCoach (postponed to October)
  • Ultra Music Festival (postponed to 2021)
  • Broadway shows (shutting down indefinitely)
  • NBA and NHL season (suspended)
  • E3 (cancelled)
  • PGA Tour (canceled)
  • MLB (start of season delayed)
  • MLS season put on hold, US Soccer team matches canceled
  • March Madness (canceled)
  • XFL (suspended play)
  • Tennis: ATP and WTA tours (suspended)
  • Tokyo Summer Olympics postponed to July 23, 2021
  • Kentucky Derby postponed to September 5, 2020
  • VidCon (cancelled)
  • 2020 Billboard Music Awards postponed
  • Cannes, Tribeca, and other film festivals postponed along with movie production/releases
  • WrestleMania 36 will go on as a pay-per-view event without a live audience
  • UFC has postponed its UFC Fight Nights set for March 21, March 28 and April 11, but UFC 249 fight between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov remains scheduled for April 18
  • Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) postponed to October 2020
  • Rolling Loud postponed to 2021
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