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Office of the County Clerk and Hawaiʻi County Council - Response to "Stay at Home" Emergency Declaration

Post Date:03/24/2020 4:00 PM

Per order of the Governor of the State of Hawaiʻi, the Office of the County Clerk and the Hawaiʻi County Council will be taking substantial measures to apply social distancing and encourage people to "stay at home", while attending to essential business in a responsible manner.

The Office of the County Clerk, Kona Council Office, and Waimea Council Office will be closed to the public until further notice.

Council meetings will be closed to the public but live streamed for viewing via the internet. Written public testimony is encouraged and will be processed in a timely manner. Go to to check the County's internet calendar for notice of upcoming meetings. Click on the meeting, which will provide you access to agendas, testimony, and the live stream.

Other operations of the office that support vital County functions will continue to do so, with protocols, work schedules, and policies designed to maximize social distancing.

For questions relating to Council meetings, please call (808) 961-8580 or email

For questions relating to requesting documents, information, filing of claims or other matters handled by the Office of the County Clerk, please call (808) 961-8001 or email

We will do our best to respond in a timely manner and provide requested services.

Take care and be safe.

Jon Henricks
County Clerk

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