At its April meeting the Conference Council voted to postpone the 2020 'Aha Pae'aina until October 7-10, 2020. The Council also voted to review the COVID-19 situation sixty days prior to the meeting date. That review should take place during the first week in August. However, after reviewing the COVID-19 situation in Hawai'i and elsewhere in the United States last week—rising numbers of new cases, deaths and hospitalizations—and considering plans by the State of Hawai'i to open travel to Hawai'i under modified testing conditions, the Council will be meeting on August 15, 2020 to discuss format options for holding the 'Aha in October.
In its planning for the 'Aha Pae'āina the Council is depending on the research and recommendations of the Formation Missional Team regarding options for scheduling, programming, activities and events. There will be a business meeting, although the extent of business to be covered and the procedure to be followed may vary from prior years because of physical distancing requirements, legal requirements, and by-law requirements. The Council will announce decisions regarding the 'Aha as soon as it is able.