COVID-19 at a glance
• DOH reports 21 new cases in Hawaii, including two on Maui.
• 77 confirmed or presumptive positive cases in Hawaii: 53 on Oahu, 11 on Maui, five on Hawaii island, three on Kauai, five with locations pending.
• Gov. David Ige announces statewide “stay at home” order effective Wednesday through April 30. Exemptions include essential businesses and functions, such as seeking health care or buying groceries.
• Income tax filing and payment due dates are extended to July 20; taxpayers who are entitled to a refund or pay the tax year 2019 income tax due by July 20 receive an automatic extension to file the associated return by Oct. 20.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel recommendations:
• Avoid all nonessential travel to China, Iran, most European countries along with the United Kingdom and Ireland. Entry of foreign nationals from these locations has been suspended.
• Avoid all nonessential travel to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey.
• Older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions should consider postponing nonessential travel.
• All travelers should monitor their health and practice social distancing for 14 days after returning home.
• Defer cruise travel worldwide.
• Getting a flu shot.
• Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after nose-blowing, coughing or sneezing.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
• Avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid contact with people who are sick; stay home if sick.
For more information:
• Call 211 or text (877) 275-6569 for general questions about coronavirus.
• Hawaii Health Department: hawaiicovid19.com.
• CDC: Coronavirus.gov.