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Office of the Governor Media Advisory: NEWS CONFERENCE: Back to School Safely

Posted on Aug 2, 2021 in Latest Department News, Newsroom

WHAT:                      NEWS CONFERENCE: Back to School Safely 


                                    **Following the news conference, Kawananakoa Middle School 6th grade teacher Corrie Izumoto will be available to share her classroom set-up and safety protocols.


WHEN:                      Monday, August 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.


WHO:                         Governor David Ige with:

        • Dr. Elizabeth Char, director, Department of Health
        • Keith Hayashi, interim superintendent, Department of



WHERE:                    Kawananakoa Middle School Auditorium

                                    49 Funchal St – Nuuanu/Punchbowl


**Parking entrance is off Funchal Street. Parking will be extremely limited due to ongoing construction projects at the school. Please

carpool if possible. A school security attendant will be directing traffic in the parking lot.


MEDIA:                     Media invited to attend in person.

No RSVP required.


                                    **Reporters who are unable to attend in person may watch the news conference on Gov. Ige’s Facebook page, and text

questions to Jodi Leong at 808-798-3929 once the Q & A portion of the news conference has begun. In  your text, please


          • Your full name/affiliation
          • Name of the person to whom you are addressing your question
          • Your Question


Questions texted prior to the start of Q & A segment may not be considered.


This news conference will be live streamed on the Governor’s Facebook page:




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]