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Education Week at the Hawai‘i State Legislature postponed in support of social distancing to reduce

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – The Senate and House Education Committee Chairs, Senator Michelle N. Kidani and Representative Justin H. Woodson, announced today that the annual Education Week at the Hawai‘i State Capitol will be postponed this year, following the guidelines of the Hawai‘i Department of Health to implement social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

“While we have no cases of COVID-19 at the Capitol at this time, we are following the health department’s recommendation to implement ‘social distancing’ by avoiding large gatherings such as the Education Week presentations,” said Senator Kidani. “We’re sincerely sorry that our well-deserving educators and students will not receive the Senate recognition they deserve at this time. All Senate Floor presentations are postponed until further notice.”


"We are acting on the side of precaution to ensure that we take the necessary steps to minimize the risks that come with being in a high-traffic environment," said Representative Woodson.


Education Week had been scheduled for March 16-20 to honor students, teachers, administrators, and staff from across the state.


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