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  • Writer's pictureHawaiʻi State Senate

SENATE SEES ALMOST ALL PERSONNEL FULLY VACCINATED


The Hawaiʻi State Senate has released employee COVID-19 vaccination numbers today and found that as of September 1, 98.6% of the 140 Senate personnel (which includes Senators, employees, volunteers and interns) are fully vaccinated.


Effective September 1, 2021, Senate personnel are required to be fully vaccinated. Members and/or staff with a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief are able to request reasonable accommodations in lieu of vaccinations, and if approved, will be subject to alternative safety and preventive measures such as weekly COVID-19 testing.


As of today, zero requests for medical or religious accommodations were received.


“I am extremely pleased with the Senate’s vaccination rates,” said Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi (District 8 – Kauaʻi and Niʻihau. “As elected officials and dedicated public servants, it is important for us to be the role models for our communities and do our part to stop the surge of COVID-19 across the State.”

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