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Hawai‘i State Senate Special Committee on COVID-19 reconvenes on Wednesday, April 22

The Special Committee will reconvene tomorrow to assess and advise the Senate regarding the State of Hawaii's COVID-19 plans and procedures to include, but not limited to:

  1. Confirm the development of the state departmental plans and procedures;

  2. Review and assess current state departmental plans and procedures;

  3. Review and assess whether state departmental plans and procedures are properly and timely implemented to safeguard public health and safety;

  4. Review and asses the management of federal aid packages; and

  5. To communicate and disseminate information obtained therefrom.

The special committee will be meeting with the following:

11:30 a.m. Department of Taxation

Ms. Rona Suzuki, Director

* H.R.6074 – Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act.

* H.R.6201 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

* H.R.748 – CARES Act.

* H.R.266 - Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.

12:15 p.m. Hawaii Agriculture Foundation

Ms. Denise Yamaguchi, Executive Director

1:00 p.m. Department of Health

Dr. Bruce Anderson, Director

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency

Dr. Steven Hankins, Lead Coordinator

2:15 p.m. Department of Human Resources Development

Mr. Ryker Wada, Director

Please note that there may be committee members or invited speakers participating remotely via video or teleconference.

The meeting will be available for live viewing on ‘Olelo Channel 53 on O‘ahu and will go out live for pick up by neighbor island public access channels. The meeting will also be streamed live online at

No public testimony will be accepted.

If you require special assistance, please call 586-6800 or email your request to


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