COVID-19 Coronavirus Response Update
August 25, 2020
Aloha from the office of U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard!
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is serving on Army Reserve duty today. While she is away, we will send you these Coronavirus-related updates on her behalf. We are continuing to work on behalf of residents across Hawaiʻi through individual constituent casework and coordination with authorities, as well as working in Washington, D.C. to bring resources and support to the people of Hawai‘i.
So if you are in need of assistance, please call us at (808) 541-1986 or email TulsiOffice@mail.house.gov.
—Office of U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02)
COVID-19 News & Resources
Testing in Hawai‘i — Since yesterday, there were a total of 215 new cases and 0 additional COVID-19 related deaths. There are currently 4,725 active cases in the state.
49 have died
419 required hospitalization
2,236 have been released from isolation
There have been 239,269 diagnostic tests conducted as of today.
Looking for federal and state COVID-19 resources — including directions on dealing with UI and PUA, local food banks, testing sites, and economic recovery programs for small businesses? Visit gabbard.house.gov/COVID-19.
Stay at home order for O’ahu to go into effect for 2 weeks starting Thursday — Governor Ige has approved a new “stay-at-home” order for Oʻahu starting Thursday at 12:01 a.m., officials announced in a news conference today. The order will remain in effect for two weeks.
Applications are currently being processed for the Kaua‘i Small Business Boost program — Applications are currently being processed for the Kaua‘i Small Business Boost program. Applicants will be notified within three days on the status of their application.
The application opened at 9 a.m. on Aug. 24 to incredible demand. As many as 600 small businesses and non-profits were waiting to apply in the first minute. By 12:30 p.m., 665 applications had been received. By 4:30 p.m., 886 applications had been received, most likely exhausting the $5 million allocation. Get more information here.
HHS Awards $117 Million, $689,729 to Hawai’i, to Support Health Center Quality Improvement — Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced over $117 million in quality improvement awards to 1,318 health centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. HRSA-funded health centers will use these funds to further strengthen quality improvement activities and expand quality primary health care service delivery. 14 health centers in Hawai‘i received awards totaling $689,729. The full list of awardees can be found on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’s website.
CFPB back to school resources — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has back to school resources for teachers, parents and financial education practitioners This fall, wherever you are and however you teach, CFPB has resources to help you build financial skills in children and young adults. The pandemic’s impact both confirms the urgency of financial literacy and prevents many schools from operating as usual. Whether you’re working with a small child or a young adult and in whatever setting, whether you are helping them learn at home, online or in the classroom, you will want to check out these resources from the Bureau.
This message was sent by the Office of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard in compliance with guidance provided by the Committee on House Administration and the Army Reserve. The use of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Army Reserve or the Department of Defense.