The Department of the Interior’s Office of Native Hawaiian Relations (ONHR) and its Federal Survey of Hawaiian Home Lands projects' consultants are mindful of, and continue to monitor and respond to, the ever-changing situation regarding the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. We are following Federal, State and local government requirements, restrictions, guidance, and protocols, including those directed by the State of Hawai‘i Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL). The primary sources we are following for such information are listed below.
Dedicated website: coronavirus.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Department of the Interior – COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Supervisor’s Guide
Includes planning and preparedness and mitigation strategies for the protection of the public as well as DOI employees, contractors and partners.
State of Hawai‘i
Dedicated website: hawaiicovid19.com/
Department of Health – Disease Outbreak Control Division – COVID-19
Department of Health - COVID-19 Joint Information Center Updates
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands – COVID-19 Updates
City & County of Honolulu
City & County of Honolulu – Department of Emergency Management
Honolulu Reopening Strategy
For the protection of the Hawaiian homestead and adjacent communities included in the projects' areas, as well as the projects' staff and the general public, we will follow the steps and protocols outlined below to avoid getting and transmitting COVID-19.
NO Project staff has –
ALL Project staff are to –
Minimal In-Person Interactions and Social Distancing
These land survey projects do not require entry into any homes. Consultants' field survey crews working in groups of not more than five (5), will minimize contact and engage in social distancing when visiting properties involved in the Project. In-person interactions will be limited to notifying the residents, occupants or managers of their arrival and departure, as well as providing or receiving information. As an example, no more than two (2) field survey crew members will approach a home’s door, and they, after knocking on the door, will step back at least six (6) feet in order to maintain such distance from the person answering the door.
We will update this information in response to additional and updated Federal, State, and local government requirements, restrictions, guidance, and protocols.