The surge in omicron across Hawaii has caused a ripple effect throughout our economy with workers calling out sick. Not only is the surge affecting industries like restaurants, retail and tourism, but our front-line essential workers like hospital staff.
Now, with omicron numbers reaching new heights, we want to make sure our economy can continue to be steady and not have the shutdowns of businesses like we saw early on in the pandemic.
The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii is committed to the safety and health of our community, which is why we’ve launched our Boost 4Business initiative. With safe and effective vaccines available, as a means of protecting yourself, your colleagues, your community and our local businesses, we encourage everyone to get a COVID-19 vaccination with a booster, and continue to follow COVID safety protocols, particularly the wearing of masks and social distancing.
All Hawaii residents 18 and older should receive a booster dose if it has been:
At least two months since initial Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Five months since completion of initial Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna series
Adolescents ages 12-17 should also receive a booster dose at least five months after completing their primary Pfizer vaccine series.
The COVID-19 vaccines continue to work very well at preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death. A booster shot is an extra dose that helps keep up protection.
Remember to bring your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record card when you go for your booster shot.
Many Hawaii businesses are still struggling and need our support. We’ve compiled resources to build support for local businesses, help them recover, and protect their employees and customers.
Confidence in Commerce
Information for your business & emergency rules
Access government resources
PPE & Supply Sourcing
State PPE Program & local vendors
The Chamber is partnering with Hawaiiverse, a website showcasing local vendors and entrepreneurs to help Hawaii’s small businesses reach a broader audience online.
Chamber members can list offers or coupons with Hawaiiverse or browse available offers on all islands.