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June 27, 2020

$90 Million Appropriated for Hawai‘i Airport COVID-19 Screening

A facial imaging tracking system and monitoring control rooms will be installed throughout the terminal to track a suspected passenger until they are intercepted for further screening. Total cost is $18.5 million, with an additional $17.5 million for a 10-year maintenance program.
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June 16, 2020

Mandatory Quarantine for Interisland Travelers Ends

The mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for interisland travelers was lifted today.  The state Department of Transportation reports that the transition has gone smoothly so far.
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June 14, 2020

Interisland Travel and Health Forms Now Available Online

In advance of the reopening of interisland travel in Hawai‘i, on Tuesday, June 16, the state Department of Health has created a new web page, where travelers can download the mandatory interisland travel and health form prior to departure. 
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June 11, 2020

Facial Recognition Technology to Assist Hawai‘i in COVID-19 Screening at Airport

“Even though we have thermal scanners that are operated manually, the facial recognition would allow us to recognize people who are exceeding the 100.4 degree temperature as they walk through the terminal,” said Gov. Ige.
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January 31, 2012

Akaka Supports Study of Backscatter X-ray Airport Scanners

The study would be aimed at identifying potential health effects of the x-ray radiation emitted by some of the scanning machines in airports. It would also give airline passengers a notice of the ability to choose another screening option.
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