Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update and Resources for HPFEB Agencies and Employees

The HPFEB is working with other federal, state and local agencies to help manage the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to Hawaii.

September 2021:  President Biden issues a “Path out of the Pandemic – COVID-19 Action Plan”: 

Path out of the Pandemic-POTUS COVID-19 Action Plan

Additionally, two Executive Orders regarding vaccination and workplace safety for federal employees and contractors were issued.  You can download here:

Requirement for COVID-19 Vaccinations – Federal Employees

Ensuring Adequate Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors

NOTE: Implementation guidance on the President’s Executive Order on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees is forthcoming and will be released soon by the Task Force.


August 2021:  The COVID-19 Delta Variant is Surging in Hawaii, and the State Currently is Experiencing High Community Spread: 

Current COVID-19 Resources of Interest to Federal Agencies:

CDC COVID-19 Data Tracker (by county):

State of Hawaii Department of Health COVID-19 Page:

Includes Current COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard:

and Current Hawaii COVID-19 Disease Cluster Reports:

IMHE COVID-19 Projections for the United States:   IMHE COVID-19 Projections

President’s Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (includes updates on new requirements for vaccination and testing for federal employees:


President Biden has issued several Executive Orders regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic.  You can find the Biden-Harris administration’s recently promulgated strategy on COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparation here:

White House COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparation Strategy – January 2021

In December of 2020, the State of Hawaii begin implementing “Operation Warp Speed” to distribute the first of the FDA (emergency use approved) COVID-19 vaccines to citizens based on the priorities in the CDC guidelines.

You can get the latest on the COVID-19 vaccine plan for Hawaii here:

Federal agencies are requested to complete a data survey to identify their essential worker/first responder populations, and help the State of Hawaii prioritize these personnel for vaccine allocation.  The survey link:


On August 24, 2020, the State of Hawaii Department of Health provided a much improved COVID-19 tracking dashboard for the state.  Numbers are updated weekly and you can view it here (best viewed in full screen mode):

State of Hawaii COVID-19 Dashboard


On June 12, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated travel considerations for the public.

You can find the guidelines here:

CDC Updated COVID-19 Travel Considerations

May 28, 2020:  Summary of Updated Guidance from OPM for federal agencies and workforce as COVID-19 restrictions are eased and agencies work to re-constitute local operations.   Links are here:

May 14, 2020:  Mayor of Honolulu issues updated order requiring all individuals anywhere in the City to shelter in
place-that is, stay at home and work from home-except for certain essential activities and
work to provide essential business, designated businesses and operations, and government
services; or perform essential public infrastructure construction, including housing. This Order
is effective on May 13, 2020, and will continue through June 30, 2020, subject to limited
exceptions set forth in the order.   You can download the updated order here: 

May 13, 2020 Honolulu Mayor Updates COVID-19 Emergency Order

Thrift Savings Plan announces temporary loan and withdrawal actions for participants affected by COVID-19:  The CARES Act allows TSP to offer temporary loan and withdrawal options to TSP participants affected by COVID-19. TSP recently announced that the loan options described will be available no later than June 22, 2020, and that the withdrawal options will be available in mid-July 2020. Both the loan and withdrawal options are available to participants that can certify they meet specific criteria.   Details here:

Hawaii continues to deal with the widespread economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 Federal agencies and employees should seek guidance from their agency leadership. 

 Listed below are federal landing pages for COVID-19, followed by other federal, state and assorted official sources on the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Official US Government COVID-19 Landing Pages:

Social media accounts to follow/share include:

April 20, 2020:   OMB Publishes Memo “Aligning Federal Agency Operations with the National Guidelines for Opening Up America Again”  The memo is available at this linkWhite House -Aligning Federal Agency Operations with the National Guidelines for Opening Up America Again

 April 16, 2020:   Guidelines Opening Up America Again – Issued to United States Governors – download a copy here: Guidelines – Opening-Up-America-Again


Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum Guidance – 2020 (includes general agency and workforce guidance for COVID-19):


Office of Personnel Management COVID-19 Guidance Page (memos and FAQ for agencies and HR):


State of Hawaii Department of Health COVID-19 page (case counts updated daily):


State of Hawaii Department of Education HIDOE COVID-19 Information and Updates:


Johns Hopkins University of Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center – COVID-19 Global Cases (GIS Based):


The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) – Independent Research Based at the University of Washington – Includes COVID-19 health impacts models by state and for whole of United States:


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