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Governor’s Office – News Release – Non-essential state employees on O‘ahu, Kaua‘i granted administrative leave as Hurricane Douglas nears the islands

Posted on Jul 26, 2020 in Latest News, Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. Ige announced today that he is granting non-essential state employees on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i administrative leave as the state prepares for severe weather resulting from Hurricane Douglas. State offices on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i will be closed on Monday, July 27, 2020. Non-essential workers affected by the office closures should not report to work and will be granted administrative leave.

However, employees who fall into one of the following categories are required to report to work, unless it is determined that the employee can be excused:

  • Departmental Disaster/Emergency Coordinators
  • Disaster Response Workers
  • Employees whose work involves continuing crucial operations/services, such as hospital workers, correctional workers, etc.

All other employees should not report to work on Monday, July 27, 2020.

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Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of the Governor Office: 808-586-0043 Mobile: 808-798-3929 [email protected]

Cindy McMillan Communications Director Office of the Governor Office: 808-586-0012 Mobile: 808-265-7974 [email protected]