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Hawaii COVID-19 News and Information

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Latest COVID-19 News and Information
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We may be isolated, but we don’t have to be alone. AARP Community Connections is a new website that offers steps to find help – or give it – during the coronavirus pandemic. At a time when people are self-isolating, the website connects you to support in your community. It also enables you to join or organize your own online mutual aid group to stay connected, share ideas and help your family, neighbors and those most affected by COVID-19.
IRS stimulus payments arriving as debit cards, rather than Treasury checks, are causing confusion among some recipients. The IRS mailed about 4 million prepaid debit cards, known as Economic Impact Payment or EIP cards, to people who did not provide electronic deposit information to the IRS.
Since the first widespread outbreak of the coronavirus in a nursing home in Seattle, it’s clear that long-term care facilities and residents who live there are the most vulnerable to the viral transmission. And since that first outbreak, about 11,000 deaths have been reported in long-term care facilities across the United States.
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz answered questions about financial assistance available to individuals and small businesses through the CARES Act at a Telephone Town Hall sponsored by AARP Hawai`i.
AARP will host a live Coronavirus Information Tele-Town Hall every Thursday at 12 p.m. (CST). Experts at this week’s live Q&A event will address your questions related to protecting yourself and loved ones from the virus, staying healthy and reducing social isolation.
AARP is providing information and resources about COVID-19 to help older Hawai`i residents and their families protect themselves from the virus and prevent it from spreading to others.
The stimulus checks aren’t even in the mail, yet scammers are already trying to steal your $1,200 CARES Act monies, according to reports coming in to the AARP Fraud Watch Network.
Hawai`i’s 157,000 family caregivers need to take care of themselves and create a plan for caring for a loved one if they get sick.

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