Archive for April 2020

Ways to Relieve COVID-19 Stress

Since the COVID-19 outbreak has been declared a global pandemic, many of us have been self-quarantined in our homes. For many, the current situation and indefinite isolation may be causing some feelings of stress and anxiety.

Here are a few ideas you can try to help relieve and cope with any overwhelming emotions or stress:

  • Limit your intake of news about the COVID-19 pandemic. While staying informed is important, hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting. Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media.
  • Try to keep a normal routine to maintain some structure during the quarantine days. Getting ready in the morning as usual is a great way to prevent temptation into a more lethargic lifestyle.
  • Remember to breathe! Breathing exercises are helpful for anyone dealing with anxiety or needing to slow things down.
  • Stay active! Exercise, even if it’s a little bit. Doing a few stretches of running in place for 5 minutes can offer immediate relieve in a stressful situation.
  • Getting some sunlight can help to boost your mood and make you feel calm and focused. Being out in the sun can improve both your emotional and physical health.
  • Organize your belongings or clean. Cleaning can make people feel less anxious. It provides relief from clutter. When you keep your things neat and organized, it can also clear the mind as well.  
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do other activities you enjoy doing like listen to music, read a book, or get creative and do some arts and crafts.
  • Connect with others. Although in-person interaction is limited, reaching out to friends and family via phone call or FaceTime is a safe and healthy way to eliminated feelings of isolation.

For anyone who may be anxious or worried as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health has expanded the services of its 24-hour Crisis Line of Hawaii. Call 1 (800) 753-6879, or text the word ALOHA to 741741.

Continue to stay safe and healthy and although our lives may be disrupted in this unusual time, we will come out of this stronger, together.

Rail work near Hawaii FCU!

If you need to make a visit to our branch, please be sure to plan accordingly and use alternative routes as there will be rail work taking place on nearby streets.

Kamehameha Highway between Middle Street and Mokauea Street 

  • Traffic will be reduced to one lane westbound and one lane eastbound 24/7
  • No left turns from Kamehameha Highway will be allowed.
  • The H-1 eastbound off-ramp to Dillingham Blvd. will be reduced to one lane.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained.

Dillingham Boulevard between Mokauea Street and Kaaahi Street

  • Various intermittent lane closures in eastbound and westbound direction between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. nightly Sunday evening through Saturday morning.
  • Minimum of one lane will be open in each direction with normal turn movements allowed.
  • Driveway and business access will be maintained.
  • The sidewalk on the makai side of Dillingham Boulevard between Puuhale Road and Mokauea Street will be closed 24/7 with pedestrians rerouted to the mauka sidewalk. 

Kaaahi Street between Dillingham Boulevard and Kaaahi Place

  • No on street parking 24 hours a day Sunday 6 p.m. through Saturday 6 a.m. 

Nimitz Highway between Alakea Street and Awa Street Day Work 

  • Up to two lanes eastbound and two lanes westbound may be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily Monday through Saturday.
  • Sidewalks and crosswalks may be closed during work hours.

Night Work 

  • A single westbound lane may be closed between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. nightly Sunday evening through Friday evening.
  • Two westbound lanes may be closed between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. nightly Sunday evening through Saturday morning.
  • A single eastbound lane may be closed between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. nightly Sunday evening through Friday evening.
  • Two eastbound lanes may be closed between 7 p.m. and 4 a.m. nightly Sunday evening through Saturday morning.
  • The Nimitz Highway crosswalk at Fort Street and the left & right turn from Aloha Tower Drive will be closed between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. nightly Sunday night through Saturday morning. Pedestrians and motorists will be rerouted to Bishop Street.