COVID-19 Community Information

Feeling Added Anxiety Due To COVID-19?

Are you experiencing added anxiety due to our current health crisis? Our Counseling Center can help! The Counseling Center is providing our counseling services online and over the phone. For more information or to make an appointment, call Chiyo Churchill, LMFT, 808-520-7721.


Avoid COVID-19 Scams

Robocalls, phishing emails and fake texts are a few ways that scammers are targeting the public. To learn more visit the links below:
Attorney General of Hawaii News Release
AARP Scam & Fraud
Federal Trade Commission on Coronavirus

Shopping for Seniors

Grocery store across the state are offering special hours for seniors age 60 and over and the immunocompromised to shop with an accompaning caregiver.

  • Costco Iwilei:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Foodland and Sack & Save:
    Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays: 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
  • Safeway Kapahulu and Beretania:
    Tuesday & Thursday: 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Safeway Manoa:
    Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Target: Target will reserve at stores nationwide for vulnerable guests – including elderly and those with underlying health concerns.
    Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Whole Foods Market:
    Friday: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.

* List updated on 9/25/20 and subject to change.

Help Is On The Way is a Hawaii nonprofit corporation, that was formed to provided deliveries to those who should stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have hundreds of volunteers who are ready to deliver items island wide on Oahu. Visit hihelpisontheway.org or call (406) 426-1013 for more information.


Don’t Forget to Vote!

All voting in Hawaii is now all done via mail. Exercise your civic right to vote to make a difference in your community.
Hawaii Votes by Mail
State of Hawaii Office of Elections
Vote 2020 Video

IRS Economic Impact Payments

The IRS is offering tax help for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others – including health plans – affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information, visit the IRS website below:
IRS Coronavirus Information

Pre-Travel Testing Program

The State’s COVID-19 pre-travel testing program is now in effect. The testing program enables residents and visitors to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine if they are tested within 72 hours from the final leg of departure. They must obtain an FDA-authorized nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), performed with a nasal swab, and must show proof of negative test results from a CLIA-certified lab.
Pre-travel Testing Program Details

“Farm to Food” Meal Program

The City and County of Honolulu and their partners have launched their “Farm to Food” program to provide free meals to Oʻahu residents in need while providing farmers with new markets for their locally grown produce. Farm to Food will provide estimated 100,000 meals across Oʻahu through the end of the year. For more information about the program, click here.

Aloha Harvest
Aloha Harvest is partnering with the City on the Farm to Food initiative to provide meal boxes of locally grown meats, vegetables, and fruits. Visit alohaharvest.org or call (808) 537-6945.

Kōkua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Health Services
The community health center is collaborating with the City the Farm to Food initiative to provide meal boxes of locally grown meats, vegetables, and fruits. You do not need to be a patient at the health center to qualify. Visit kkv.net or call (808) 791-9400.

Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center
The community health center is working with the City the Farm to Food initiative to provide meal boxes of locally grown meats, vegetables, and fruits. You do not need to be a patient at the health center to qualify. Visit wcchc.com or call (808) 697-3300.


Meal Distributions

YMCA Grab and Go Meals
The YMCA of Honolulu is providing free healthy grab and go lunches, Monday through Friday, through October 31, at the following locations and times:

INSPIRE Church: 12 Noon to 1 pm
95-061 Waimakua Dr.; Mililani, HI 96789

Windward YMCA: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
1200 Kailua Road; Kailua, HI 96734

Halawa View Apartments: 11 am to 12 Noon
99-009 Kaloloa Street; Aiea, HI 96701

Adults picking up meals must be accompanied by their children.
For more information, click here.

‘Aina Pono Grab and Go Keiki Lunches
DOE Food Services are offering free lunch and breakfast to all keiki, 18 and under, at 203 public schools statewide. The Grab and Go program will from Monday, October 12, through Friday, December 18, and provide free meals to children ages 18 and younger, regardless of whether or not they are enrolled at the distribution site, are public school students, or eligible for the free or reduced-price lunch program.

For program details and list of locations, visit https://ainapono.org/grabandgo/.


Child Care

YMCA ESSENTIAL WORKERS CHILD CARE PROGRAM
In support of working parents/guardians, the YMCA Learning Centers are open to provide a safe place for their children in grades K through 6th who are in distance learning school programs and the Leeward Y Preschool is open for children ages 2 – 5.

Locations, Dates & Times:

Learning Centers [K-6th grade]
Offered on a weekly basis: Monday through Friday, 7:00 am – 5:30 pm

  • Kaimuki: 4835 Kilauea Avenue, Honolulu
  • Kalihi: 1335 Kalihi Street, Honolulu
  • Leeward: 99-440 Mokuola Street, Waipahu
  • Mililani: 95-1190 Hikikaulia Street, Mililani
  • Nu’uanu: 1441 Pali Highway, Honolulu
  • Windward: 1200 Kailua Road, Kailua
  • Currently, registration is open for children ages K-6th grade who wish to attend the program five days a week. This allows us to create stable groups, ensuring children are with the same peers and staff daily and thus, reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
  • Trained staff will be available to ensure students attend their virtual learning classes and complete activities assigned by their school. Social enrichment opportunities, arts and crafts, and indoor and outdoor physical fitness activities will also be provided.
  • As schools finalize their plans for the rest of the school year, we will adapt our program if enough families are in need of care for only a few days a week. We will need to meet this need by creating stable groups within our program for those doing a mix of virtual and in-person learning.

For more information, visit: https://www.ymcahonolulu.org/about/news/learning-centers

Leeward Y Preschool for Children 2-5
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed on all Federal and State Holidays, as well as Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
For more information, visit: https://www.ymcahonolulu.org/about/news/preschool

KAMA‘AINA KIDS CHILD CARE
Preschool
Infants to 5 years of age
Status: All 22 of our preschool locations are open on Oahu and Maui with the exception of our Ewa preschool which will be closed from 8/31/20-9/4/20.
Considerations: Safety measures are in place for the health and safety of keiki, staff and families. Learn more at https://www.kamaainakids.com/preschool/covid-19-precautions.

Distance Learning Support Centers
Status: Select locations on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii for keiki grades K-5 open for registration.
Considerations: Safety measures will be in place for the health and safety of keiki, staff and families. This will be based on Kama’aina Kids policy based on Department of Health and CDC guidelines as noted below COVID-19 Impact section.

For more information, visit: https://www.kamaainakids.com/news/updates


Driver’s License, State ID and Vehicle Registration Changes

The Department of Customer Services on Thursday, Sept. 24 resumed in-person visits at its offices on an appointment-only basis. All previously scheduled appointments from Sept. 24 are being honored. As a safety measure to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, customers are urged to continue taking advantage of city services offered outside of normal in-person visits.

Driver’s Licenses and State IDs

  • Staff at driver licensing centers and satellite city halls are contacting customers directly to reschedule appointments canceled between Aug. 27, 2020 and Sept. 23, 2020.

For more information, click here.