Dear Governor, dear Mayor: take action now

Members of Oahu's Neighborhood Board system sent an open letter to Honolulu Mayor Blangiardi and Governor Ige.

Ikaika M Hussey

Dear sirs,

The Covid-19 pandemic is raging out of control throughout the island of Oahu. We are concerned about the pressure on our island’s hospital system, the safety of our children who are not able to be vaccinated, and the general health and welfare of our community and economy.

As the executive leaders of our State and County, we request your immediate action and attention to this escalating crisis. We ask for the following course of action:

1. Mandatory testing of all visitors to Hawaii, pre and post-arrival
2. A temporary 2-3 week shutdown to bring case counts down
3. Suspension of all large gatherings
4. Keep safe outdoor spaces open (beaches and parks)
5. Use surplus federal and local dollars to ease the economic pain of a temporary shutdown

We need action. Thank you for your attention.


Dylan Armstrong

Jackie Burke
Kalihi Valley

Dyson Chee,
Ala Moana/Kakaako

Josh Frost

Bixby Ho

Ikaika Hussey
Kalihi Valley

Kim Coco Iwamoto
Ala Moana/Kakaako

Trish La Chica

Levani Lipton

John Reppun,

Healani Sonoda, Ka Lahui Hawai’i Komike Kalai’aina

Ryan Tam
Ala Moana/Kakaako