The state Department of Labor &Industrial Relations will reopen offices statewide beginning Wednesday.
In-person services from all programs in the department will be available Wednesdays through Fridays, according to the DLIR.
“We will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or testing prior to entry pursuant to Gov. Ige’s Executive Order to help ensure the safety of the public and our workforce,” DLIR Director Anne Perreira-Eustaquio said in a written statement. “We have increased security to enforce all COVID-19 safety measures including social distancing guidelines and mask wearing while inside the offices.”
In-person services for general unemployment insurance claims as well as for employer services will be available from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays on a first come, first served basis.
Individuals must present a vaccine card showing full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours before entry. In-person services are not guaranteed and will be accommodated as time and resources allow.
The DLIR will continue to offer telephone appointments as follows:
• Adjudication (30-minute appointments Monday through Wednesday);
• General Unemployment Insurance (20-minute appointments Monday and Tuesday);
• Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (30-minute appointments Monday through Wednesday);
• Employer Services (30-minute appointments Monday through Friday).
Individuals may only make appointments for themselves. Language interpretation services are available for both telephone and in-person services.
For more information about unemployment insurance and other labor issues, please visit the DLIR website’s FAQs.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald