Maui Coronavirus Updates

Hawai‘i Senator Nishihara of O‘ahu Tests Positive for COVID-19

March 19, 2020, 1:36 PM HST
* Updated March 19, 6:58 PM
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Hawai‘i State Senator Clarence K. Nishihara was informed today that he has tested positive for COVID-19, and he has since informed his colleagues and staff.

Sen. Nishihara represents the 17th Senatorial District which includes Waipahu, Crestview, Manana, Pearl City, Pacific Palisades.

This is the first known case of COVID-19 at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol building.  Senate President Ron Kouchi sent a memo to all staff informing them of the positive test result.

The memo recommends all Senate offices close until further notice. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Senator Nishihara is a Democrat in his fourth term.

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