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Hawaiʻi State Capitol will remain closed due to rise in COVID cases

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Casey Harlow / HPR
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As the opening of the 2022 legislative session approaches, the Hawaiʻi State Capitol will remain closed due to the rise in COVID cases.

State officials had hoped to reopen the capitol this past Monday, but Senate President Ron Kouchi and House Speaker Scott Saiki said the building will remain closed to prevent the spread of COVID among lawmakers, staff, and visitors.

The building’s status will be reevaluated over the next few weeks.

The 2022 legislative session runs from Jan. 19 through May 5 with all floor sessions and hearings to be held remotely.

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