Coronavirus Constituent Resource Guide
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is affecting virtually every aspect of life in Hawaii and across the country. These are challenging and uncertain times, but it’s important to recognize and reaffirm that we are all in this together.
As we continue to take the difficult, but necessary steps to confront the spread of COVID-19, Congress has passed meaningful relief for affected families and businesses. The American Rescue Plan, signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, provides billions of dollars in aid for Hawaii’s families and communities. This legislation will help Hawaii re-open schools safely; speed up vaccine distribution; expand access to health care; and provide immediate and long-term relief to those in need.
Though Congress acted with the intent to ensure this relief was made available as soon as possible, individuals should be aware that federal agency enactment and guidance for the various new programs and expansion of existing programs may take time. Additionally, with so much misinformation spreading about what resources are available – and the growing number of scammers trying to exploit the pandemic – this website will provide regularly-updated information about how to access these new benefits.
This is a rapidly evolving situation and it is important that we rely on facts and expertise from public health officials.
For the latest on the global and nationwide situation visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.
For information on Hawaii’s response and to sign up for email updates from the Hawaii Department of Health.
To see the latest international travel advisories and alerts, please visit the US Department of State’s website.
If you are a Hawaii resident and need assistance, please contact my State Office at 808-522-8970 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Neighbor Island residents can call toll-free at 844-478-3478.