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VIDEO: State Senate Special Committee on COVID-19 to discuss how Hawaii will deal with coronavirus pandemic

  • JAMM AQUINO / MARCH 19
                                State Sen. Clarence Nishihara revealed he had tested positive for COVID-19, prompting an immediate shutdown of the state Capitol.

    JAMM AQUINO / MARCH 19

    State Sen. Clarence Nishihara revealed he had tested positive for COVID-19, prompting an immediate shutdown of the state Capitol.

The state Senate Special Committee on COVID-19 was convened today to assess and advise the Senate on how the state will continue to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, according to a news release.

Among the topics discussed:

>> Confirm the development of the state departmental plans and procedures;

>> Review and assess current state departmental plans and procedures;

>> Review and assess whether state departmental plans and procedures are properly implemented in a timely manner in order to safeguard public health and safety; and

>> Communicate and disseminate the information gathered.

The committee members include Sen. Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Sen. Jarrett Keohokalole, Sen. Michelle N. Kidani, Sen. Donna Mercado Kim, Sen. Sharon Y. Moriwaki and Sen. Kurt Fevella. Also in attendance are University of Hawaii President David Lassner, Department of Education Superintendent Christina Kishimoto and Hawaii Tourism CEO Chris Tatum.

Watch the livestream video below, which is scheduled to begin at noon.

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