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MAIN CALL-TO ACTION- Get questions answered about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Call 2-1-1 from any location in the state · Text 877-275-6569 between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday· Visit https://hawaiicovid19.com/
Every Hawaiʻi resident has a role in controlling the spread of COVID-19. Get practical guidance on protecting yourself and your loved ones.
HAWAII COUNTY CALL CENTER: 935-0031
For more detailed questions, callers will be directed to go to the HDOH website at health.hawaii.gov and the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency website at www.hawaiicounty.gov (Click on Departments, Civil Defense). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website is at www.cdc.gov
STAY-AT-HOME ORDER MANDATED FOR HAWAII STATE BY GOVERNOR DAVID IGE
Effective 12:01 a.m. HST, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 through May 31, 2020 a Stay-at-Home Order will be enforced for the State of Hawaii via a supplement to the Emergency Proclamation issued by Governor David Ige.
The following sites are available to anyone in need of food.
PLEASE STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE….
as the sites listed below are drive-thru only!
FOOD-A-GO-GO PROVIDES A LIST OF RESTAURANTS OFFERING TAKEOUT FOOD
The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is working in partnership the Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation and have launched, Food-A-Go-Go, to support ALL local restaurants statewide who are open for takeout, delivery and curbside pickup. FoodAGoGo.org provides the latest up-to-date information on restaurants that remain open for takeout, from fine dining to family restaurants to takeout operations. Restaurants can register here. Patrons can browse restaurants here.
GRAB-AND-GO MEAL SERVICE FOR STUDENTS AT PAHOA HIGH & INTERMEDIATE AND MOREDuring the extended closure of community schools, HI Dept. of Education will continue to provide student meals, including providing grab-and-go breakfast and lunch at select schools to children 18 years and under at the following days and times: Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. for breakfast; 11:30
Food producers encouraged to contact The Kohala Center for assistance.
Emergency financial relief available for bartenders.
U.S. Bartenders Guild is accepting requests for assistance from eligible bartenders who have been impacted by the coronavirus crisis. Visit the usbgfoundation.org/beap to learn more and apply.
Funding assistance available for restaurant workers
Restaurant Opportunities Center United offers funding assistance and resources to restaurant workers impacted by the coronavirus crisis. Visit rocunited.org/relief to learn more and apply.
Hawai‘i Community Foundation establishes Hawai‘i Resilience Fund
Applications being accepted for SBA economic injury disaster loan program.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has activated the economic injury disaster loan program for eligible small businesses (excluding farms and ranches) and nonprofits in the State of Hawai‘i. Refer to this factsheet for more information and visit disasterloan.sba.gov to apply. Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center (SBDC) personnel are available to assist with preparation of loan applications. Visit the Hawai‘i SBDC website to find contact information for a service center in your area.
Emergency financial assistance grant available for Native Hawaiian beneficiaries
The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement is accepting applications for the Kahiau Community Assistance Program. This funding program provides one-time emergency financial assistance up to $2,000 to Native Hawaiian beneficiaries facing hardship due to an unexpected crisis. Visit hawaiiancouncil.org/kahiau for more information and to apply.
Find free or reduced cost programs for those affected by COVID-19
Helpful Link! Please pass it on. http://FindHelp.org
DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF HAWAII CANCELS WALK-IN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ON APRIL 4
The Democratic Party of Hawaii has decided to cancel the walk-in voting for the PPP (Presidential Primary Poll) on April 4. Mail-in ballots will be sent to registered Hawaii Democratic Party voters. (Note: The Republican Party has decided not to hold a Presidential primary). More info here.
HAWAII INCOME TAX PAYMENT AND FILING DEADLINES FOR TAX YEAR 2019 POSTPONED
Individual income tax returns and payments for the 2019 taxable year that are due from April 20, 2020 to June 20, 2020 are now due by July 20, 2020. This relief applies to all individual income tax filers, including self-employed individuals. The Department of Taxation will automatically provide this relief, there is no need to file additional forms to qualify for this relief. Individual Income Taxpayers expecting a refund should file as soon as possible. They are granted an automatic extension to file by October 20, 2020.
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Last updated 2/20/2020
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We are working on this page and probably haven't explained things well yet (we will soon)
OnBigIsland.com introduces activities, tours, restaurants, exhibits, festivals, community events, and more to Kama'aina and visitors that are interested in exploring all the Big Island has to offer.
-- Kama'aina will be able to get reacquainted with venues and places on the island and learn about new ones.
-- Tourists will learn about venues and places not normally in "tourist info"
-- Small businesses and not-for-profits benefit from a targeted audience that is interested in knowing about them.
We are Unique
Our content advertising offers the reader an experience where they can easily find out about a location they are interested in. Also, we provide links to nearby venues and places of interest.
Why do we do this? Several reasons. One is that it helps to build community. People that go out to a show, for instance, will often have dinner before or drinks after. Beachgoers may stop for snacks or rent a kayak on their way to the beach. It also can help visibility and search engine rankings.
OnBigIsland.com is a one-stop site for anyone that wants to learn about the best the island has to offer.
Join OnBigIsland.com and get a page of your own that links to nearby venues and events. Plus your own events page (if applicable)
We will provide window stickers and/or flyers for our members that would like to display them on their storefronts, banners in strategic places around the island, advertising on radio stations and in newspapers, Google adwords and social media.
OBI advertising with other media includes: Coming soon, we are negotiating.
Note: We respect the Hawaiian people and culture. We take a stand with the Kia'i to protect Mauna a Wakea and any other Hawaiian land from further desecration.
Also, OnBigIsland.com and our sister site AkamaiEvents.com recognizes the use of diacritical markings of the (modern) Hawaiian language including the ‘okina [‘] and the kahako [-].
We recognize the importance of using these to preserve the language and culture of Hawai‘i and respectfully use them whenever possible. Search engines and website character sets are sometimes not compatible - we do our best.