Hawaii community leaders have come together to fill the need for masks to essential workers in Hawaii. This effort is to provide masks for private doctor offices, nursing homes, smaller health care facilities, and others at the front lines who do not have the means to compete for supplies. We are also including grocery store workers, delivery drivers, and restaurant workers, as these necessary businesses serve and interact with hundreds of concerned citizens each day.
The CARES Act provides financial relief to businesses, 501(c)(3) organizations, self-employed individuals, and independent contractors. The most prominent relief comes through a $350B program whereby the federal government will pay for 8 weeks of essential expenses such as payroll and rent to carry businesses through this difficult period.