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Traffic moves from roads to the Internet; Doctors move to telemedicine in face of COVID-19; Lt. Gov. iced out of leadership role; Daily briefings keep military communities updated

Traffic moves from roads to the Internet

Hawaii's morning and afternoon rush hour traffic is notoriously bad, but with the state order to stay at home, that work traffic has now migrated online. Fred Roti is the president of DRFortress, the only commercial Internet exchange and the largest data center and cloud service provider in Hawaii. He tell us about what areas can get overstressed.

Fred Roti, President, DRFortress

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Doctors move to telemedicine in face of COVID-19

As communities across the country shelter in place, the move is toward working remotely. That turns us to telemedicine. Dr. Neel Chauhan is the founder of WePrescribe, a telehealth company in the Islands, and he tells us about its place in our ever changing world.

Dr. Neel Chauhan, founder, WePrescribe

Lt. Gov. iced out of coronavirus response effort

After recently naming him as the state's liaison, Gov. David Ige has now essentially fired Lt. Gov. Josh Green, a medical doctor, from participating in the coronavirus effort. Civil Beat's Politics & Opinion Editor Chad Blair tells us more. Click here to read his story at

Civil Beat Politics & Opinion Editor Chad Blair

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The Schofield Barracks Commissary has provided a handwashing/sanitizing station in front of the store on March 19, 2020. The station is a measure taken to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus disease 201

Daily briefings keep military communities updated

The U.S. military had its first case of COVID-19 among its ranks over the weekend. Each military base on Oahu is handling its own COVID-19 response and communications. The U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii has been active with evening Facebook live briefings every weekday. Col. Tom Barrett, commander of the garrison, talks more about the Army's response.

Col. Tom Barrett, Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii

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