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May 20, 2022
Health Officials Urge Masking, Boosters as COVID-19 Cases Surge in Hawaii

The Hawaii Department of Health is urging all eligible to get vaccinations and boosters as the number of new infections in Hawaii continues to surge.

On Wednesday the DOH reported the state's seven-­day average for new cases had climbed to 925—up from 722 on May 11, and marking the eighth consecutive weekly increase.

The state's average positivity rate, meanwhile, jumped to 16.9 %, up from 14.3 % last week. It was the ninth week in a row that the DOH has recorded an increase in the positivity rate. In Kauai County, now a high-risk community, the average positivity rate rose to 23 %.
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Feds Offering Another Round of Free COVID Tests
Americans can once again order free COVID-19 tests from the federal government by visiting In this round, the U.S. Postal Service will deliver eight free rapid antigen tests to any household in the U.S. that wants them, according to the website. That brings to sixteen the total tests offered per household so far.
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Hawaii Health Department says Keiki Ages 5-11 Now Eligible for COVID-19 Boosters

The Hawaii Department of Health today said it is adopting guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recommending boosters for keiki ages 5 through 11.

DOH said children in this age group are encouraged to receive a COVID-19 booster shot five months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination.
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May 2022 Pau Hana Webinar | Evolution of Brick & Mortar
Panel will discuss retail evolution and the successes of venturing into new market segments that were considered outside the shopping mall “norm,” just a couple of years ago.
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Business After Hours presented by Treehouse Coworking Kahala
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Tree House Coworking

Kick-off the summer by joining us for networking with beverages by Flying Embers.

For more information and to register, 
click here.
Health Summit 2022: Creating a Healthy Workforce Through Housing presented by Dentons US LLP and Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Hawaii's housing instability impacts our entire community, including employers, healthcare providers and the workforce. Featured thought leaders will discuss reducing the housing instability and potential solutions including:
  • Hilton Raethel, President & CEO, Healthcare Association of Hawaii
  • Bob Harrison, Chairman, President & CEO, First Hawaiian Bank
  • Representative Ryan Yamane
  • Moderated by David Tumilowicz, Senior Director, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
For more information and to register,
click here. 
CEO Leadership Series with Southwest Airlines CEO Bob Jordan
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 

8:30 - 10:00 AM
The Pacific Club

As locals return to flying and visitors come back to our beautiful beaches, every community in the Islands has a stake in thoughtful and sustainable tourism and air travel.
Southwest® CEO Bob Jordan invites you into a conversation, as part of the Chamber’s ongoing CEO Leadership Series, to discuss how the Hawaii’s second-largest air carrier views its role in setting and achieving climate goals that mitigate the overall environmental impact of tourism.

For more information and to register,
click here. 
29th Annual Employment Law Seminar
Friday, August 26, 2022 

7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sheraton Waikiki

Register before May 31 to receive early bird pricing of $50 off on all registration options!

For more information and to register,
click here. 
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