Sumary of Nearly 20,000 sign up for new Hawaii SMART Health Card on first day:
- The state Friday launched its new digital system offering residents a convenient way to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination status in Hawaii ahead of mandatory requirements for entry into certain businesses on Oahu on Monday.
- gov, the same site travelers use for the Hawaii Safe Travels program, and thousands signed in to get one.
- Friday, 19,125 users had downloaded their information and successfully created a SMART Health Card, according to Douglas Murdock, chief information officer of the state Office of Enterprise Technology Services.
- “This is about 75% of all attempts to create a SMART Health Card,” said Murdock in an email.
- ” There were some who downloaded their Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccination cards and information, and received a QR code without a hitch, while others tried a few times before succeeding.
- Starting Monday, Honolulu County’s Safe Access O‘ahu rules go into effect, requiring customers of restaurants, gyms and other establishments to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within the past 48 hours to enter.
- State officials say they are looking at expanding the system to allow residents to also upload negative COVID-19 test results.
- Maui County has proposed a similar program called Safer Outside for restaurants, bars and gyms, starting Wednesday, but without the testing option.