The biggest issue is how to feed those who live there, not counting tourists.
Hawaii's biggest issue after health is the economical impact. Hawaii's governor is correctly prioritizing health. That said, Hawaii's economy is tourism. I'm planning on rescheduling my May trip to the fall or winter.
Food and supplies are not the problem. The problem will be income to afford the food and goods (and housing etc). COVID-19 is not impacting container ship deliveries.
Supply Chains In Place
There was good news to report. The islands are not facing a
supply-side shortage of food and other consumer goods. Lauren Zirbel
with the Hawaii Food Industry Association told the committee that
Mainland manufactuers do not expect production issues.
"We do not currently have a supply chain issue for basic food supplies
and we do not anticipate there being a supply chain issue. There is no
need to hoard basic food supplies. That is counterproductive to public
health,” Zirbel said.
Although packaging for some food items comes from China, Zirbel said
suppliers on the mainland believe they have an adequate supply to
maintain uninterrupted production and distribution.
Zirbel acknowledged there are nationwide shortages of consumer goods
like hand sanitizer, disinfectants, and toilet paper. She said
shipments of those items would continue arriving in Hawaii, but that
each retailer will only be given a certain allotment to prevent