August Newsletter

Office of Matt Kanealii-Kleinfelder District 5 Update
TUNE IN: August 18, 2020

9:00 am
Comm. 996.1 Update from HPD re statistics of Runaway or Missing Children

Comm. 659.8: Requests update from Mayor re Administration’s Plans and Projects

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Written Testimony: Mail in: 25 Aupuni St. Suite 1402, Hilo, HI 96720
All written testimony needs to be submitted by 12pm the day before it is being heard by the Council. 

In-Person Testimony: Testify at any of our 2 locations. 

Hilo Council Chambers: 25 Aupuni St., Hilo, HI 96720

Kona Council Chambers: 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Both locations are practicing all sanitation procedures and social distancing. Donʻt forget your mask.

County of Hawai‘i Interisland Quarantine Guidance
Effective Tuesday, August 11, 2020, all travelers arriving in the County of Hawai‘i must follow Governor David Ige’s Eleventh Proclamation related to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for travelers to Kaua’i, Hawai‘i, and Maui.  The period of self-quarantine shall begin from the date of entry onto the Island, and shall last 14 days or the duration of the person’s stay, whichever is shorter.
Persons traveling for a same-day medical appointment or those traveling to Hawai‘i County to perform critical infrastructure functions, as identified in Exhibit B of the Governor’s Tenth Emergency Proclamation Related to the COVID-19 Emergency, must complete the required travel forms to request modification or exemption from the quarantine requirements. The forms can be found on the County of Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 Resources website at ; click on the COVID-19 banner link here:
These travel forms must be filled out at least five (5) days prior to scheduled arrival date.
At this point in time, there will be no other travel exemptions.  Examples of requests that do not qualify for exemption:Travel to visit family or friendsFuneral servicesPersonal tasks, such as work on a property“Our County team worked during the weekend to make sure Hawai‘i County is prepared for Tuesday’s interisland travel quarantine,” Mayor Harry Kim said.  “I am asking every person traveling in or out of Hawai‘i County to avoid non-essential travel at this time.  This is a very crucial moment in our efforts to stop the spread of this virus and we all need to do our part.”
Last week, the County of Hawaii awarded $31.7 million to three financial organizations to distribute to individuals in need. -Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, $22 million, to distribute to businesses and nonprofits for economic assistance.-Hawaiian Community Assets Inc., $8.5 million, for rent and mortgage assistance programs. -The Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council, $1.5 million, to hand out for non-governmental utility assistance programs.Details are forthcoming on how to apply for these programs. 
More Details on Coronavirus Relief Fund
Contact Matt at: Office- 961-8263 
                            Cell- 430-7990

Mailing address:
25 Aupuni St. Suite 1402, Hilo, HI 96720

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